Note from a partisan: I’m gonna treat any votes Elizabeth Warren gets in New Hampshire like I would finding a forgotten twenty in a coat pocket — nice, but not something to base my budget on. There are pundits who should now better talking about a ‘favorite neighbor’ vote, but New Hampshire’s neighborly intentions towards Massachusetts resemble those of Rand Paul’s neighbor towards the Senator’s yardwork habits. The smart money in the Granite State primary has always been on Bernie Sanders, because he appeals to the Free State Project anarcholibertarians and the resentful MA expats who commute to their jobs in the ‘Peoples’ Republic’ (and complain about the sky-high NH property taxes that replace the state income tax). My real curiosity regarding the primary is whether Deval Patrick — who only got lured into the national race to kneecap any tiny chance Warren might have in NH — drops out after the votes are counted Wednesday, or if his pride will keep him limping along until Super Tuesday, where he can be embarrassed on his old stomping grounds.
Overheard at Warren’s town hall after she finished speaking, a voter on the phone: “I just feel so responsible,” she said, “I feel so responsible for my vote.”
A sentiment I’ve heard from a lot of voters in early states the past few weeks, especially
— Deepa Shivaram (@deepa_shivaram) February 4, 2020
About last night…
Welp, Pelosi just reached out to shake Trump's hand and he turned away. Pelosi visibly winced.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) February 5, 2020
NANCY TORE UP HIS SPEECH pic.twitter.com/HCKq3D9waR
— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) February 5, 2020
Speaker Nancy Pelosi on why she ripped up President Trump’s speech: “Because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives.” pic.twitter.com/nYTjAZAwGo
— Jason Donner (@jason_donner) February 5, 2020
Seems to me like Pelosi took a page out of Trump’s playbook and stole the spotlight away. No one’s talking about the speech now.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) February 5, 2020
Honestly, Pelosi would have been justified in scrawling THIS IS BULLSHIT in Sharpie on the back of her copy of the speech and sticking it into the camera frame for the entirety of the speech.
— David Waldman-1, of Yorktown LLC™ (@KagroX) February 5, 2020
"They don't think we're real Americans, say as much every day, and work everywhere to make things worse for the voters who depend upon us to stop them from doing that. And guess what? We honor their passion and respect their opinion." https://t.co/UdkP7HUV2V
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) February 5, 2020