January 4th, 2008
11:12 AM ET
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Huckabee, Obama carry momentum into New Hampshire

Barack Obama greets supporters in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Friday, fresh from his Iowa victory.

Barack Obama greets supporters in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Friday, fresh from his Iowa victory.

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - The newly-minted front-runners arrived in New Hampshire early Friday, hoping to take advantage of momentum created by their wins in Thursday night's Iowa caucuses.

Results out of the Iowa caucuses saw the emergence of two new front-runners - Republican Mike Huckabee and Democrat Barack Obama - and showed that the message of change resonated with voters in both parties.

The test of whether the front-runners can carry the momentum will come quickly, as the New Hampshire primaries are only five days away on January 8.

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  1. Anonymous

    Obama on Electability:
    What Obama so innocently is forgetting is that he is dealing with America where in spite of what happened in IOWA, all is said and done RACISM is alive. Ask the Republican voters!

    The so called polling that is done among the majority Whites in today's US of America give a very false impression maybe except for the under 30 youth vote.

    For fear of being labeled a "racist' Whites in today's US of America say they will vote for a Black man in Obama but in the voting booth they will pull the lever for the White person. Ask the Republican voters for a general election vote.

    Hence Obama should not jump to ELECTABILITY conclusions based just on polls conducted in New Hampshire! Ask the Republican voters for a general election vote.

    Go Hillary44 08! http://hillaryis44.org/ http://facts.hillaryhub.com/ http://www.hillaryhub.com/
    For a little election Pre-IOWA snapshot: http://uselectionatlas.org/2008.php

    January 5, 2008 03:15 am at 3:15 am |
  2. Ajay

    Obama courts teenagers for Iowa:
    Its all nice to sign commitment cards when in a Obama-Oprah rally but to spare a few hours in caucus on a freezing night is not a teenager task but they did IT!!

    Many may have agreed and they came after New Year celebrations. Its all a open question as CNN's Candy asked? Will they come? They came!

    People, pollsters, pundits give undue importance to the Iowa caucus. Isn’t it time to break the back of this myth of Iowa’s importance? They haven’t picked a winner since 1976. Next 31 days will tell the story / myth. And Bill Clinton and John Kerry won the Democratic nominations without winning in Iowa. Enough with the rural pandering.

    What has happened to Analysis at CNN TV CNN.com. Can somebody tell the public that the 2008 primary season / cycle is DIFFERENT from yesteryears! We are talking New Hampshire in 4 days, then South Carolina THEN: SUPER DUPER TUESDAY, February 5th 2008. Its going to be "different" this time around. The early states voters may as well stay warm at home.

    The IOWA message: "It's the War," Says Iowa to Hillary Clinton - And a "Happy Blue Year" To All!

    Super Tuesday, February 5th 2008, will decide the Nominee. That needs money and organization which the fringe candidates do not have! Two have already dropped. Bill Richardson has laid off staff from IOWA. Not keeping as much for New Hampshire or New Mexico even!!

    1. SENATOR BARACK OBAMA :☼ 37.58%
    2. FORMER SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS : 29.75%
    3. SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON :☼ 29.47%

    (00.28% difference not even half a percent or one percent!)

    4. GOVERNOR BILL RICHARDSON : 2.11%
    Note: Bill do not layoff your staff from IOWA, till New Mexico Primary. You may be offered the VP/Cabinet position in an Obama Administration now that you have thrown your lot with Obama. Don't expect anything from Hillary though!

    5. SENATOR JOE BIDEN :☼ 0.93%
    (not thowing their lot to anyone else yet?)
    6. UNCOMMITTED : 0.14%
    7. SENATOR CHRIS DODD :☼ 0.02%
    (not thowing their lot to anyone else yet?)

    PRECINCTS REPORTING: 1781 OF 1781
    (PERCENTAGES ARE STATE DELEGATE EQUIVALENTS.)

    I still am betting on the come-back-kid McCain now that DIRTY TRICKS Dubya G. W. Bush Jr. and Karl Rove is no more!!!!

    January 5, 2008 03:20 am at 3:20 am |
  3. Ajay Jain

    Obama on Electability:
    What Obama so innocently is forgetting is that he is dealing with America where in spite of what happened in IOWA, all is said and done RACISM is alive. Ask the Republican voters!

    The so called polling that is done among the majority Whites in today's US of America give a very false impression maybe except for the under 30 youth vote.

    For fear of being labeled a "racist' Whites in today's US of America say they will vote for a Black man in Obama but in the voting booth they will pull the lever for the White person. Ask the Republican voters for a general election vote.

    Hence Obama should not jump to ELECTABILITY conclusions based just on polls conducted in New Hampshire! Ask the Republican voters for a general election vote.

    Go Hillary44 08! http://hillaryis44.org/ http://facts.hillaryhub.com/ http://www.hillaryhub.com/
    For a little election Pre-IOWA snapshot: http://uselectionatlas.org/2008.php

    January 5, 2008 03:23 am at 3:23 am |
  4. Ajay Jain

    Obama's years as State Senator in the Illinois legislature:

    Obama is getting away with murder and nobody in the press is raising a finger. His State Senator record of hundreds of votes as "PRESENT not VOTING" has not been questioned. He touts his judgment but does not leave a record trail behind to debate his judgment on issues / bills?

    Obama may have the press honeymoon for a while but he can not get the nomination without greater scrutiny. And scrutiny we need. Operations Research on Obama is not a "racist" action but part of legitimate politics and campaigning.

    For example: "Kerry Apology for MUSLIM remark on Obama":

    Kerry does not have to apologize for STATING FACTS:

    He said "It's probably not something that appeals to him, but I like the fact that his name is Barack Hussein Obama and his father was a Muslim and this his paternal grandmother is a Muslim,” he said at the time."

    Yes Obama's father is/was a Muslim and his mother an American White female.

    So what! Hillary/Bill do not have to get defensive about their comments, language, remarks on any forum be it Charlie Rose Show or Kerry's event endorsing Hillary. There is no parsing or apology required.

    Obama needs to be brought down from the pedestal if he has to compete fair and square in this election cycle of 2008.

    Go Hillary44 08! http://hillaryis44.org/ http://facts.hillaryhub.com/ http://www.hillaryhub.com/
    For a little election Pre-IOWA snapshot: http://uselectionatlas.org/2008.php

    January 5, 2008 03:36 am at 3:36 am |
  5. angie

    SIMPLY

    educate yourselves fellow NH'ites

    RonPaul2008.com

    It is the ONLY REAL change that will restore your PRIVACY and FREEDOM ad STOP CORRUPT GOVERNMENT SPENDING

    PLEASE be open minded and give him a look

    January 5, 2008 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  6. J L

    Why does Mr. Obama always have to be mentioned as being possibly the first Black president of the United States? If so and elected, would he not be the first non-White president of the United States of America?

    For a country that promotes itself to be a country where every citizen is free and EQUAL, statements such as the one previously mentioned suggest all but freedom and equality in the presidential electoral process.

    January 5, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  7. Kevin Topeka, KS

    JL-

    I guess, if it matters, he could be referred to as both, first black and/or first non-white. I supposed he could also be referred to as the first with a Muslim heritage.
    Perhaps we should refer to Hillary as the first non-male candidate. Not sure where this implies either one of them is NOT free and equal. Just facts. He's black and she's female.

    January 5, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  8. AS, Zurich

    Was in Iowa for six years! You folks out there are so great! You saw through all those multi-million dollar ads and saw that Romney has no substance. In the same way you have uncovered the mask of Hillary. She is so artificial. She is no BILL by the way.

    Hope the equally smart New Hamshirites make similar choices. Do not care much for the republican race. But please do elect Barack! What a freshness he brings in to politics!

    January 5, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  9. JohnT

    Obama actually rates another 'first'. First amatuer. God help us.

    January 5, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  10. JB

    Hey George, I heard Senator Clinton put Sen. Obama into Reality Check on the Democratic Debate tonight in NH: http://www.wmur.com/video/14987014/index.html
    She did state that his co-chair is a lobbyist. I watched the whole debate. Where are there more sources on his co-chair Jim Hodges?

    January 5, 2008 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  11. angie

    http://elections.newsvine.com/

    1600 nationnwide independaant polls....

    check it out for yourselves. Please research candidates you dont know much about. This election is way too important for our children and grandchildren. The USA is going bankrupt. We need a drastic change

    January 7, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
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