It’s not too shocking, she’s going to focus on New Hampshire with a vengeance, as will each candidate I’m sure.
Story from the AP via MyWay:
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton’s backup plan if she falters in Iowa can be summed up in two words: New Hampshire.
Clinton’s Democratic team is preparing television ads here criticizing Barack Obama’s health care plan and working to build what campaigns call a firewall. If the Obama presidential campaign ignites in Iowa, she wants to be ready to cool him off in a state where her organization is strong and her support has proven durable.
This past weekend, the Clinton campaign already had volunteers going door-to-door with fliers criticizing Obama on health care, and possible TV ads against him were screened for focus groups.
Obama has them shaking in their boots:
Advisers to the New York senator acknowledge there’s been uneasiness as Obama has risen in national and several early state polls, including Iowa and New Hampshire. But they insist their master blueprint – emphasizing Clinton’s experience, toughness and ability to withstand Republican attacks – remains sound.
If Hillary wins Iowa, the Democratic race is over in my opinion. However, if she loses, the fangs will come out against Obama in a way that will make the pillaging of Ghengis Kahn look like a children’s birthday party. Just a joke! I’m not comparing Hillary to Kahn so don’t get all over me.