Hillary Rodham Clinton proved Tuesday that more than one Clinton can be "the Comeback Kid." "Over the last week, I listened to you, and in the process I found my own voice," Clinton said at a victory celebration after her win over Barack Obama. "Now, together, let's give America the kind of comeback that New Hampshire has just given me."
Clinton, whose husband used a second-place finish in New Hampshire in 1992 to propel himself to the White House, had trailed Obama in recent polling. In the last days, though, she overhauled her campaign operation here and took a new tone to the trail. Aides, meanwhile, executed the long-laid ground game that even rivals acknowledged was masterful.
The New York senator and former first lady hugged both former President Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea, before taking the podium and saying, "thank you, thank you so much" repeatedly.
"I come tonight with a very, very full heart and I want especially to thank New Hampshire," she said. "For all the ups and down of this campaign, you helped remind everyone that politics isn't a game. ... We came back tonight because you spoke loudly and clearly."