John McCain has often stated that he owes his entire campaign to the state of New Hampshire, whose voters hauled him out of the gutter after an embarassing, ethanol-fueled trainwreck in Iowa. He even superstitiously returned to the state on Sunday for a final town hall meeting to send him off to victory.
And how long did it take New Hampshire voters to send McCain's hopes crashing down like the Old Man of the Mountain?
Try one minute…
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama emerged victorious in the first election returns of the 2008 presidential race, winning 15 of 21 votes cast in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire…
It was the first time since 1968 that the village leaned Democratic in an election.
Obama's rival, Republican John McCain, won 6 votes.
McCain advisor Steve Schmidt now insists that internal campaign polling always had those 15 Dixville Notch votes going to Obama, but that the nation's other 130,000,000 votes are solidly for McCain.
Schmidt also announced that all remaining Election Day press releases will include a copy of his resume as well as personal references.
Tags: Barack Obama, John McCain, New Hampshire