Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift was on my show this afternoon to talk about the presidential race, and their cover story on Barack Obama (which she contributed to).

I explained my theory about Hillary Clinton’s win in New Hampshire, which I haven’t heard anywhere else, and it goes like this: Barack Obama won the Iowa caucuses because he pulled in so many independents, but in New Hampshire, where they can vote for anyone in either party, independents had another candidate to choose — John McCain — and they did. Thus, the Democrat primary was left to purely Democrat voters, who tend to favor Clinton at this point.

Clift and I discussed whether Clinton and Obama respect that the other’s candidacy is historic, whether John McCain can really run as a candidate of “change,” which has been the keyword for others in this election, how much longer Edwards and Romney can keep going without winning a contested primary, and more.

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