January 8th, 2008
10:46 PM ET
soundoff (100 Responses)
  1. Trish in Indiana

    Really close race. Along way to go. I am Democrat but if Hillary gets the party vote, I will vote Republican in the general election.(and I bet I won't be the only one!) I'm just not feelin' her.

    January 8, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  2. Ken Harvey

    ABOUT THE PRESS-Just wanted to mention that the coverage in the Democratic Debate of Hillary saying "that hurt my feelings" and the coffee shop passion/candid moment were given enough special attention to be a part of the reason for sympathy votes and the media needs to include that as a reasonable contributing factor to unexpected results in New Hampshire.

    Ken Harvey- Eugene Oregon, a long way from the early elections.

    January 8, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  3. Geva

    I guess Obama needs to start crying, so that he can get more votes. If Hillary wins as President, then what is she going to do if she has to make a decision in the future to go to war again – CRY? How is it that she has more experience than Obama – is it because she is married to Bill? I do not know the policies and the workings of my husbands job, just an idea. Think of your parents, you grew up watching them, can you do their jobs? Do you have the EXPERIENCE?

    January 8, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  4. JAL

    Go Hill, over the hill!!!

    January 8, 2008 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  5. Harold

    Before everyone goes off half-cocked...again, you'd better look closely at what really happened. Barak did exactly what was expected in getting votes. What you've lost sight of is all the votes Edwards didn't get. Where'd they go and why?
    Here's my take on it... Many traditional Democrats that truly supported Edwards did not want to see an Obama landslide. So, in the closing hours looked at Barak and were a bit concerned about his views and desired to back Hilary rather than Edwards.
    Women who were enamored by Edwards switched to Hilary. Do the math. I'll bet you'll see that I'm right on the money.

    January 8, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  6. ricardo

    Hilary and Obama ticket for the white house could beat any republican Combination president or vice president for Obama will be a good thing for america

    January 8, 2008 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  7. Ginny Ca

    Rita, Harry, Theresa: My prayers were answered also. Thank God the people of New Hampshire went for subtance, experience, and dedication over hype. Thank you, thank you New Hampshire! You've restored my faith in American voters.

    January 9, 2008 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  8. Chris from CT

    Thank you New Hampshire for making the right and intelligent decision. Obama is inexperienced and not ready to lead this country.

    Hillary will make us proud.

    Congratulations Hillary – you earned this. God Bless You...

    January 9, 2008 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  9. V.H. Platten

    So many snide remarks about Hillary having tears in her eyes!! If this is a sign of weakness to the religious right, how do they regard one of the most moving verses in the Holy Bible – "And Jesus wept."

    January 9, 2008 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  10. L.A. dad

    Congratulations to the next US president, HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    January 9, 2008 01:20 am at 1:20 am |
  11. Analyst/Southwest

    This was a competitive democratic showing,

    It's still a three person race, let's stay tune.

    Grassroots, Political Analyst

    January 9, 2008 01:46 am at 1:46 am |
  12. Bea, Hoboken, NJ

    Thank you NH for proving that experience DOES count!!!!!!!!

    Go Hillary!!!!!!!

    January 9, 2008 01:55 am at 1:55 am |
  13. Barak Obama

    Give up on Obama, time to vote for Real change, vote for Ron Paul

    January 9, 2008 06:05 am at 6:05 am |
  14. almanojodo

    Go to CNN's election center 2008 under issues for a synopsis of each candidates position on the major issues. Vote on issues, NOT emotion! For the Republicans, Romney has the best position overall on the issues. Perhaps that is the reason he has won the most delegates so far.

    January 9, 2008 07:21 am at 7:21 am |


    January 9, 2008 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
  16. Seam, Philly PA

    Americans are afraid of true change. We are starting to look like foreign nations with the same family running the country.

    Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton.

    Is this change?

    January 9, 2008 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  17. bob from va.

    Hillary is a fake her husband is a convicted liar need I say more

    January 9, 2008 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  18. Andy

    The democrats are taking the white house... and things will finally get done.
    No matter the democratic candidate... The future looks bright...
    Let's get out of Iraq as prudently as possible.
    Restructure healthcare from the top down.
    Send our future generations to college.

    January 9, 2008 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  19. Toots

    Your news reporting is dreadful. This is the lead sentence of your lead article: "Sen. Hillary Clinton claimed a come-from-behind victory in New Hampshire's Democratic primary late Tuesday." I began watching CNN at 8:01 pm which was, to my knowledge, your first reporting of the vote results (except for the small groups of midnight voters). Hillary was ahead from the start and she never fell behind. Why is her win characterized as a come-from-behind? That is what LSU did against Ohio State.

    Maybe the headline should be, "The Pollsters were Dead Wrong."

    January 9, 2008 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  20. RightyTighty


    I also plan on voting for her. But only so I can vote against her nationally. The agony of their final defeat will be savored for generations...

    January 9, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  21. R.W.

    There was a time people could afford to buy a home, afford the gas to drive to work, afford to feed and cloth children and get medical care if they couldn't afford it. Teachers could afford to teach your children and live in the same community, children had classrooms that didn't leak and lunches if their parents couldn't afford to send one to school. High school students who had the motivation could afford to go to college because loans were affordable and grant money was available. I lived through those times, alongside the children who were wearing my cast-off but purchased on my mother's teacher's salary shoes sitting alongside the kids who were in the classrooms with the new sparkling lunch kits and exensive lunches as well as those who accessed free services - we all learned and grew together. I got a college education because of a generous government and for that I am grateful every day of my life. But now? we have hunger and illness and anguish in our families and homes and communities. Personally, I long for a leader who understands WE are the village for our children and has lived a life that proves her commitment to a safe world for families. I challenge any"idealist" to step into a classroom today and see the hunger, or a mental health clinic and see the needs or a street and see the anguish brought on by a broken system. If you really want your heart to break, come help me work with the soldiers who are returning after fighting for YOUR country but who do not have health care and cannot afford a home and will never be able to work again to support their starving children. We need a villiage and I long for a leader who is moved by the pain of the PEOPLE in America. It's not a game, politics, it is a job, a hard, hard job. Go Hillary - we need you and a hundred more of you.

    January 9, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  22. Vicky Short, Belcourt, ND

    I don't see what's the big deal about Hillary with tears in her eyes. President Gerald Ford cried all the time in public, and no one joked about it. Hillary was just showing that she is human. Obama is one who talks out of both sides of his mouth – one side for the whites, and one side for the blacks. He is a junior senator who does not have the experience necessary to be president. Hillary does. GO HILLARY, our first female president of the U.S.!

    January 9, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  23. Big earl

    Isn't it funny last night how CNN would not acknowledge they WERE WRONG, they kept saying pundits, this and pundits that – you cannot poll 400 people and claim to know what half a million people are going to do – especially when thousands already announced they were undecided.

    When Barack was not ahead 90 minutes after the polls closed, I knew he would not blow her away.

    So much for the best political team on television


    January 9, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  24. brad

    RightyTighty January 9, 2008 9:36 am ET


    I also plan on voting for her. But only so I can vote against her nationally. The agony of their final defeat will be savored for generations…

    This says it all. She a complete Hillbilly. Go back to beverly hills.

    January 9, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  25. rich

    New Hampshire....Hillary played you like a cheap fiddle....I hope you're all proud.
    If she cries because she can't handle the pressure of being behind in polls...What will she do in a REAL crisis?

    January 13, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
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