It's 11:12pm and Obama is up to 37% vs. HRC's 39%! We could still pull this thing out!!!
Good for HRC mobilizing her folks, and good for Obama getting so close. And good for Edwards for vowing to stay in the race all the way to the convention. And good for Richardson getting his 10,000 votes out! Go Bill!
And good for McCain getting back in the damn game. I just hope Romney can get his stuff together so he can be the GOP nominee, with Giuliani as VP. That is my Democratic dream for the Republican ticket.
But back to Hillary. Two thoughts: she is a master co-opter and triangulator, even with little notice. I just watched her speech where I saw a "Ready For Change" sign being held up. My immediate thought was, "Oh man! An Obama supporter got in there!" Whoops. Looks like the intervening time between Iowa and NH gave the campaign time to throw together some signs with The C Word on them. Now she's the candidate for change. Who knew? The next thought on the topic of her perceived trustworthiness or likeability: when she was speaking to the crowd it occurred to me that her eyes do not match her facial expression. I've been trying to figure out where and why she feels "off" in her communication style and I think that is it. When she was smiling and talking about American grit and whatnot her eyes communicated nothing. It was only when her speech was done when she began waving and smiling to the crowd that you saw her eyes smile too. Think what you like about Ms. Tyra Banks and America's Next Top Model, but her advice to the modeling hopefuls to make sure their eyes were communicating as much, if not more than, their faces was solid, solid counsel. People who've known me long enough know that I might be smiling at you saying "I'm great!", but my eyes are saying "You are so on my sh*t list right now." You know my eyes are displeased because I make sure my eyes are communicating my displeasure no matter how much my face is telling the rest of the room that you are my darling plum pudding. HRC's face was saying, "Change! Yeah! Go us!" Her eyes were saying I don't know what--but not anything ending in an exclamation. Maybe behind her victory speech she was thinking, "I won, but 57% of New Hampshire Democrats still did not vote for me."
My 37% of election commentary...