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Told You So?

By Mary Fitzgerald  

The front page of the Guardian this morning—“Clinton moves to plan B, strategists may be sacked”—makes a good case for 24-hour news desks. So too does the title of Mark Steel’s comment in the Independent : “A few tears won’t make Hillary more electable.”

Even commentators like Daniel Finkelstein who argued that she “isn’t dead yet” were certain that Obama “is going to win New Hampshire, probably with a landslide.”

But Finkelstein et al worded their predictions more carefully than some—like former John Kerry strategist Bob Shrum, who wrote in the New York Daily News: “The Clinton industry, encrusted…

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