What pleases me most about yesterday’s NH Democratic primary is how wrong the polls were, and how confused the pundits are now. I don’t think one can safely ignore borderline-offensive (and over-the-borderline-silly) theories of what went wrong; polls and pundits just suck is all the explanation I really need.
I am also pleased that there are real races in both parties, for pure entertainment value. Politics is a lot easier to take if you look at it as entertainment.
For the record: I will happily vote for either Hillary or Obama, with a mild preference for Hillary (which could change). I despise McCain less than I despise Romney (and the rest of the Republicans), so I guess I’m glad he won his primary. OTOH, I think McCain would probably be the strongest Republican in the general election, so maybe I don’t want him to get the nomination. OTOOH, that’s an “electability” argument, a sort of contrapositive to what got us Kerry last election (what were we thinking?), so I’ll settle on “glad McCain won.”