From the way it looks on the ground, it's fair to say that the top 3 Democratic candidates (Clinton, Edwards, Obama) all believe that the New Hampshire Primary is important and have been taking it seriously.
Noted: Dodd and the rest of the Democratic field seem to be taking New Hampshire seriously also.
Smart decision by everybody.
We believe that you can't spell "inevitability", "momentum" or "comeback" without New Hampshire.
It's (we believe) one of the very few "knowns" in this clusterf*ck of a nomination process.
So it came as no surprise to us when Mike Allen and Ben Smith wrote last week that John Edwards, who is trying to move past the 4 Hs (House, Hedge Fund, Haircut and Hillary), would be focusing even more of his campaign resources on New Hampshire.
Live Free Or Die, baby!
And yesterday Edwards went up on the air in New Hampshire with his first TV ad.
Today we're linking to Chris Cillizza's piece in the Washington Post about Edwards NH (post Iowa) strategy. It's pretty good.
All of this should be interesting background for Granite Staters who are going to be seeing a lot of John Edwards over the next few months.