Booman Tribune’s Martin Longman compares yesterday’s New Hampshire primary results, including the turnout levels, to the 2004 race.
But in his kicker he writes:
Clinton won because of higher female turnout and higher registered Democrat turnout. Independents voted for Obama at a 41%-31% clip. Looking forward to the general election, it does look like Obama has more cross-over appeal, and thus a higher upside.
The key question? What explains this unprecedented turnout?
The full essay is useful — and here’s a link looking at winners in Iowa and New Hampshire in the past and how they then fared in winning the party nomination and general election.
— Steve Clemons