(Now we know why she won)
Hillary Clinton is having so much trouble drawing large crowds of New Hampshire voters to her rallies that she’s been busing in supporters from out of state.
That’s what NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell reported on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday.
Mitchell said she was surprised to find at a recent Hillary Clinton rally in New Hampshire many attendees who were from Long Island and Upstate New York.
NBC Washington bureau chief, Tim Russert, also appeared on the show and offered more confirming details.
Russert said he was attending a Clinton rally at Nashua High School this weekend and was tipped off by the school’s maintenance man to check out the license plates in the parking lot. Russert said he was stunned to find the school’s lot filled with cars bearing Massachusetts plates.
Word from New Hampshire is that Hillary is simply not drawing strong grass-roots supports and has to rely on union activists from outside New Hampshire to fill out the crowds at her events.
Following Obama’s win in the Iowa caucuses, he now holds a double-digit lead in several New Hampshire polls, and it’s becoming clear that Hillary can’t compete with Obama’s charismatic appeal when it comes to attracting crowds at campaign events.
The New Hampshire primary is set for Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Now back to Iowa for a second:
Regarding Hillary’s slogan (for this week anyway – she can’t seem to get that right either) “Change”, looking at this photo from the Iowa Caucus – I see a scary flashback from 1990’s and making me cringe with the prospect of a “Clinton third term”… talk about a flop; Why oh why would you want the world to see Bill on one side of you, and Madeline Albreight on the other?