New Hampshire primary

The Myth Of The Moderate Democrat

Our friend Deroy Murdock recently posted an analysis of the legislative scorecards for the Senators still in the race for the Democratic Party's nomination for President. It turns out that so-called moderates Amy Klobuchar and Joe Biden have often posted scores to the Left of Socialist Bernie Sanders. What's more, former Mayors Bloomberg and Buttigieg are every bit as Far Left as Sanders, Klobuchar, Biden and Warren.

Billionaires Buying Or Bribing Their Way To Democrat Nomination?

Bloomberg has already tripled Trump’s 2016 spending, with no end in sight. Bloomberg has said he’s open to spending $1 billion dollars of his own money in his bid to become president, but whether he and Tom Steyer can use their billions to buy or use legal forms of bribery to build a loyal and effective campaign organization remains to be seen.

Amy Klobuchar Wins the Democrats’ Vice Presidential Nomination

Amy Klobuchar had minimal national name recognition before this presidential race.  The odds of her defeating Biden, Sanders, and Warren seemed overwhelmingly against her.  Yet she persisted.  And now she has enough of a demonstrated following to make her the logical vice presidential choice of either Sanders or Bloomberg.

Centrist voters cut Biden out of the picture

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The Democratic presidential race in New Hampshire appears to be changing too quickly for the polls to keep up. The stories that hit the news on Sunday focusing on Joe Biden's difficulties might actually have understated the former vice president's problems. Nearly one-third of voters here remain undecided just hours before Tuesday's primary. That certainly appeared to be true of many in the Buttigieg crowd. But being undecided does not mean a voter is open to any candidate. And that looks like more bad news for Biden. As the experienced New Hampshire politico said, for Biden, and for the rest of the field as well, things appear to be changing not by the hour but by the minute.

Ted Cruz Is The Only Candidate for President Conservatives Can Trust

As the results in Nevada and South Carolina show, Donald Trump has done a great job of tearing down his opponents in the Republican Primaries, but that is not enough to win in November.

Did New Hampshire Knockout Christie and Kasich?

With the Republican nominating process moving on from two small states where a presidential candidate can conduct a retail campaign like he is running for county sheriff to a national multi-state stage, the perverse result of the New Hampshire Primary is that it likely spells the end of the line for the two candidates who worked the state the hardest – John Kasich and Chris Christie.

After New Hampshire, we could have mud

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

If no one really stands out today, candidates we all expected to drop out will have no reason to drop out. Bush could stay, Kasich could stay, Fiorina could stay, and Christie could stay. The consolidation everyone hoped could redraw battle lines and constituencies may then wait for South Carolina or into March.

Debate leads to scrambled New Hampshire finish for GOP

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

The race for second and third is now a competition of as many as five candidates. There's a case to make for those top spots for Rubio, but also for Ohio Gov. John Kasich; former Florida Jeb Bush; and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who won the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1.

Snow will impact New Hampshire turnout

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

It was forecast to snow Tuesday, a few inches. And as New England weather is wont to do, the storm blew up early. It went from a few inches to over a foot in Boston and north, and from Tuesday to Monday straight through Tuesday. Lower turnout plays against the operations with the weakest ground game, and plays to the campaign with the strongest. That hurts Trump and helps Cruz and Christie. It could be a real barn burner today.

New Hampshire: The Establishment Enters the Thunderdome

Leon H. Wolf, RedState

With Trump and Cruz having locked up two of the post-New Hampshire tickets, this leaves Jeb, Kasich, and Christie on the outside looking in, fighting with Rubio for the last remaining feasible spot in the race coming out of New Hampshire. In order to have a reasonable chance of taking Rubio’s spot, it should go without saying that the very least they must accomplish is to defeat Rubio.

Bush, Rubio and Kasich: The Establishment’s Whack-a-Mole Candidates

They rise and fall through the ups and downs of the media cycle, mechanically mouth the same positions that are at odds with the views of the Republican Party’s conservative grassroots base and are eventually whacked back down below ground level when conservatives understand they hold the same views on immigration, amnesty for illegal aliens and Common Core as do Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.