January 28, 2004
The Race that Everyone Won
Lieberman: "Based on the returns that we've seen tonight, thanks to the people of New Hampshire, we are in a three-way split decision for third place. [He's actually several points behind Clark and Edwards, who really are deadlocked for third, but who's counting?] Now, you and I both know that the national pundits didn't expect this, did they?"
Edwards: "...and look at what we've done. This momentum is extraordinary. And now we're going to take this energy and momentum that we saw in Iowa, this extraordinary energy and momentum that we have seen in New Hampshire, and we're going to take it right through February 3rd, and we're going to see great victories on February 3rd, yes we are."
Clark: "But four months ago -- four months ago -- we weren't even in this race. We had no money. We had no staff. We had no office. All we had was hope and a vision for a better America. Four months later, we came into New Hampshire as one of the elite eight. Tonight, we leave New Hampshire as one of the final four."
Dean: "Thank you. My goodness. Thank you. Wow. Thank you. Well, that was - Michael - we really are going to win this nomination, aren't we? You are amazing. You are amazing."
Kerry: "Well, I love New Hampshire. And I love Iowa, too. And I hope, with your help, to have the blessings and the opportunity to love a lot of other states in the days to come. Thank you."
Congratulations to all of the candidates' spin doctors for a victorious night.