Here's why NH tonight was great: no matter who's nominated in the Democratic Party, they're going to have to go through a much longer vetting process. My heart's in Edwards's camp, but I can't deny being a little excited seeing Obama go down. I'll tell you, even though I disagree with Democratic Party members very frequently, I'm a loyalist at heart: a movement needs a party and the Democratic one is the only one we've got. That's why I have such a hard time stomaching Obama's message. Sure, Deval Patrick spoke about reaching across partisan lines when he was getting elected, but it was never as important to his stump as it has been for Obama - and all Patrick's 'reaching across' to other interests, so far, have been exactly the sort of interests that really make me sick to my stomach.
So, here we are. Hillary won New Hampshire, pulling off what's probably one of the biggest political upsets I've ever seen. Now, we're heading for a long and drawn out primary season, just like the Republicans. It's a good day for Democracy.