New Hampshire has not clouded or brightened the picture as we move on toward South Carolina. Trump continues to embarrass the Republican field. And Mr. Trump is going to gain momentum in S.C.
John Kasich worked hard in New Hampshire and not unexpectedly put up some decent numbers, but is most unlikely to continue into S.C.
Rubio short sheeted his bed in the New Hampshire debate and paid the not unexpected price when the votes were all in. He will rebound in S.C., but has shown his vulnerability in terms of his robotic presentations.
Cruz continues unimpressive and has not been able to shake Rubio. He, like Rubio, will continue to muddle along in S.C.
Poor Jeb Bush. He just cannot get started even though Jeb has the support and the money to try to right the ship.
Chris Christie appeared to be getting things going in New Hampshire but, in the end, was unsuccessful. Chris may well be on the way out, which will be too bad because he is a solid competitor.
Dr. Carson and Carly Fiorina had nothing going on when each landed in New Hampshire and less when the votes came in. Carson and Fiorina should be packing it in with their support swinging to Cruz.
The Sanders/Clinton skirmish ended as expected with more egg on Clinton’s face. What a pathetic embarrassment she has been in the early going. Unfortunately, things will get better for Clinton in S.C., where it is hard to see Sanders making much headway.