03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mood Somber At Clinton Post-Caucus Party Site

There was no music.

About 200 diehard Hillary Clinton fans stared at big-screen televisions in the second-floor meeting rooms of the Hotel Fort Des Moines.

When CNN called it for Barack Obama at 8:28 p.m., Carol Beronich, 52, a magazine editor, looked like she was going to cry.

"I'm mad," she said, with a catch in her voice. "I'm going to be very disappointed if she's not there to vote for in December."

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