Night of the iguanas
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Trump and Sanders quickly declared winners. WAJ very quick assessment:
Get ready for Team Hillary to play the race card on Bernie — exploiting the tensions between white liberals and Black Lives Matter. She will pander like she’s never pandered before.
On the Republican side, too many survived for any one of them to mount an immediate challege to Trump. Chris Christie committed murder-suicide in taking down Rubio at the last debate without helping himself. Jeb will keep going because he’s so emotionally invested in it – pride comes before a fall. Politico obtained Jeb’s post-NH strategy memo – Bush plans scorched-earth attack on Kasich, Rubio. Kasich will be a one-hit wonder. Cruz is the most viable challenger to Trump.
As of just after midnight and 80% reporting, here is the count:
So here is how HuffPo is playing the Republican result:
Hillary was just, um, ecstatic:
"It’s not whether you get knocked down that matters, it’s whether you get back up." —Hillary in NH
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 10, 2016
Bernie was stoked:
Thank you to the people of New Hampshire, I love you! Now, off to South Carolina.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2016
Worst part of the night? We have to continue to listen to this guy drone on and on:
The debate mattered –
Our disappointment tonight is not on you. It's on me. I did not do well on Saturday night. So listen to this, that will never happen again.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 10, 2016
A good night for Ted Cruz. As of this writing in 3rd Place:
The real winner is the grassroots who propelled us to a victory in Iowa and a far stronger outcome in New Hampshire than anyone predicted.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 10, 2016
Jeb – so sad:
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