“You can lose while winning and win while losing.”
New Hampshire’s primary race is all about expectations, gamesmanship and momentum. The candidate who can look ahead is the one who exceeds expectations, carries the momentum, and balances those achievements with campaign cash, viability and a nationwide organization.
“Iowa winnows, New Hampshire eliminates.”
The caucuses, known to trim the field substantially, are said to offer “three tickets out of Iowa.” But New Hampshire often narrows that down to a two-man race. However, this year’s contest is so volatile, it’s hard to say which candidates are likely to get passes to the seven Feb. 3 races.
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