What You Need To Know About The New Hampshire Primary | NPR Politics

What You Need To Know About The New Hampshire Primary | NPR Politics


DOMENICO MONTANARO: Hey, I’m Domenico Montanaro, senoir political editor and correspondent at NPR. DANIELLE KURTZLEBEN: And I’m Danielle Kurtzleben, political reporter, and here’s what you need to know about the New Hampshire Democratic primary. BERNIE SANDERS: This victory here is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump. MONTANARO: Danielle, big takeaways? I mean, you have Sanders winning. He kind of did well in Iowa too. KURTZLEBEN: I mean we have New Hampshire and Iowa looking relatively similar in terms of the top two. We have Sanders and Buttigieg locked in a tight race. Of course, Amy Klobuchar is maybe is one of the biggest stories of the night, with her third place finish. Maybe one big takeaway for me is that you had that bang, bang, bang — 1, 2, 3 — of a pretty progressive candidate, a candidate who’s somewhere between progressive and moderate, and a candidate who has very much positioned herself as a moderate, which to me, just singles how fractured the Democratic party is right now. MONTANARO: Yea, and I think because of that, a big takeaway for me is that Bernie Sanders has the inside track for the nomination at this point. I mean, things could change, but right now the moderates in the Democratic party, who look like the majority, are not coalesced around a single candidate. We saw a precipitous nosedive from former Vice President Joe Biden. He finished fifth tonight.
KURTZLEBEN: Right. MONTANARO: Wasn’t even in New Hampshire, wound up going to South Carolina, and Elizabeth Warren, a really disappointing showing for her. ELIZABETH WARREN: Sen. Sanders and Mayor Buttigieg are both great people, and either one of them would be a far better president than Donald Trump. I respect them both. MONTANARO: One of the things that stood out to me early on in the night it looked like a potentially good night for Klobuchar, and it turned out to be that way because in the exit polls it showed that half of all New Hampshire primary voters, that they made up their minds in the last two days, and half of New Hampshire primary voters said that the debate was very important to them. KURTZLEBEN: I would bet that one other big takeaway that we both have is that for a couple of the candidates here, particularly Buttigieg and Klobuchar, there is very much a sense of “Now what?” going forward, because you have two more diverse states coming up, particularly South Carolina which is a heavily African-American state. Klobuchar and Buttigieg are not polling that well, to put it mildly, with black voters right now, so it is a big question. What kind of momentum do they have coming out of New Hampshire? MONTANARO: Klobuchar said last week they raised about $2.5 million, probably her best week of the entire cycle, and with that money, what did they do with it? They put it into a slate of ads in Nevada. One other thing I think we should come back to in New Hampshire and what happened tonight: turn out, pretty high actually, which by the way, I think is a big boon to the Sanders campaign, because one of the things they’ve been promising is that they can turn out lots of voters. It didn’t happen in Iowa, so there were questions about his candidacy and his campaign. How much enthusiasm was there really? Well, looks like they got one in New Hampshire. KURTZLEBEN: That’s true. On the other hand, yes, there was pretty good turnout for him, as you just said. Then again, this was not a super-crazy, decisive victory for Bernie Sanders. He squeaked out a win over Pete Buttigieg. He did win though, but it means that this is – there is nothing decisive to really rest on here. It’s still going to be a fight. MONTANARO: Well, thanks for watching. I’m Domenico Montanaro, senior political editor and correspondent at NPR. KURTZLEBEN: And I’m Danielle Kurtzleben, political reporter.

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  • Pete is a flip flop that has mastered talking in circles. He literally had nothing but platitudes in his speech last night. I would take Amy or Biden over Pete.

  • I wish the US had a 3 Party system.. This Left vs Right paradigm just divides us and pushes each side to become more radical.

  • All voting should be done the same day and the same way. The actual way it is done is not fair to all candidates. Also, debates have to be done differently. No Establishment Media should be in charge of holding debates. The media decides who they want to promote and they give more time to their candidate. Look at Andrew Yang, msnbc, nbc, abc, cnn screwed him up same as Tulsie. It is a rigged up system. That is why I am switching back to Independent and I will disconnect again. I had switched to Democrat since I heard Andrew speak! Yang gang 2024!!!

  • Bernie is the best!!! Leider bin ich der englischen Sprache nicht mächtig. Jedoch haben Sie in Ihren Reihen bestimmt einen Mitarbeiter beschäftigen der auch die deutsche Sprache spricht und übersetzen kann. Ich wusste bis vor einigen Minuten nicht dass es einen Radioverbund in den USA gibt welcher versucht unabhängig Nachrichten zu verbreiten. 👍👍👍Weiter so.😀

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  • The DNC and NPR are one in the same. Ya'll love dead babies and shithole urban hell holes. Let the civil war you nurture progress. Your side is so weak and limited in capacity. You are Stage 4 cancer on America.

  • Why is no one talking about gabbard still? Is she too moderate for everyone? Not enough sensation for the media? I mean wth….

  • I would like NPR, but npr only gives one sided explanations. NPR gives merit to the russian collusion story and fails to give merit to trump and his investigation about how the russian collusion story began. So npr just tells people the russian collusion was merit based even though trump was clearly exonerated. So npr, as objective journalist should now demand answers, but npr doesnt do this. We also see video of Joe Biden doing a Quid Pro Quo with Ukraine by telling the Ukrainian Government to fire a prosecutor who was investigating a firm who had Joe Bidens son working within it. We are talking a billion dollars Joe biden threatened to withhold. Trump wanted this quid pro quo investigated for real reasons, yet NPR fails to be objective and has success being one sided. Now trump has been exonerated on that front and NPR doesnt actually explain the angle trump is coming from. NPR pushes a narrative that trump is not allowed to fire people who quite frankly should be investigated. No one is above the law, why isnt hillary Clinton being charged for using private servers for government business? That is illegal as hell. NPR,please try to explain both sides of the story, it seems you are more concerned with painting trump as the bad guy. That's not journalism or objective, its propaganda and teaches hate towards people who support trump. For these reasons i will have to support trump to RESIST your hateful bias

  • —- > Is the conference call in the Stone case going to be public? is anyone going to cover it?
    Judge sets Tuesday phone hearing in Roger Stone case
    https://www.axios.com/roger-stone-sentencing-scheduling-91d68204-9a2c-4fcf-8916-c82051b496ab.html
    Judge sets Tuesday phone hearing in Roger Stone case
    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/16/judge-phone-hearing-roger-stone-case-115620

  • NPR, —- > Is the conference call in the Stone case going to be public? is anyone going to cover it?
    Judge sets Tuesday phone hearing in Roger Stone case
    https://www.axios.com/roger-stone-sentencing-scheduling-91d68204-9a2c-4fcf-8916-c82051b496ab.html
    Judge sets Tuesday phone hearing in Roger Stone case
    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/16/judge-phone-hearing-roger-stone-case-115620

  • —- > Is the conference call in the Stone case going to be public? is anyone going to cover it?
    Judge sets Tuesday phone hearing in Roger Stone case
    https://www.axios.com/roger-stone-sentencing-scheduling-91d68204-9a2c-4fcf-8916-c82051b496ab.html
    Judge sets Tuesday phone hearing in Roger Stone case
    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/16/judge-phone-hearing-roger-stone-case-115620

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