I knew enough about politics to appreciate the high likelihood that the pre-primary polls in New Hampshire wouldn't precisely predict the outcome. But I never dreamed that Barack Obama, who was ten points ahead of Hillary Clinton, on average, in the final pre-primary polls that I saw, could actually lose by a couple of percent.
Explanations? I have many, but none of them ring true. If any of you feel that you can adequately explained what happened yesterday in the Granite State, do tell.
As for me, I simply recall from my days in law school that I am NOT a New Englander, so my understanding of how they think is probably less than reliable.
In any event, good luck to Barack as he picks up the pieces from last night. If nothing else, he gave another amazing speech ... even if it was in defeat.