Everyone expected Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire. What matters about New Hampshire is that it followed the Iowa primary last week, where Hillary Clinton suffered a stunning setback. She had the overwhelming support of that state’s Democratic leadership, and public opinion polls predicted she would win. Instead, Sanders fought her to a near tie, with 49.6 percent of the vote for him and 49.8 percent for her.
If Sanders can recreate in the southern and western states the excitement generated by his campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire, the nature of the Democratic Party - and possibly that of the federal government - may change dramatically.Abdallah Schleifer
The Clintons - Hillary, Bill and daughter Chelsea - worked every venue possible in the week leading up to the vote in New Hampshire, expecting to keep the margin of their defeat to a single digit. Instead, Hillary lost by more than 20 percent. Sanders was expected to do much better than her among young voters, but the final result was an overwhelming ratio of six to one for him.