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Hillary Clinton and her supporters.
Hillary Clinton and her supporters.
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It wasn't supposed to be close. "Clinton Braces for Second Loss," read The Wall Street Journal. In Newsday: "Clinton fights for her political life." But it was. After hours and hours of tabulating and waiting, the Obama victory pollsters projected didn't materialize. Can we blame it on, or attribute it to, "The Moment." You know, when there was "A Chink in the Steely Facade of Hillary Clinton," as The Washington Post put it?

Now, as the candidates look forward to South Carolina -- and maybe to some well-earned shuteye --, it's clear that the race is close. On both sides of the aisle. Clinton v. Obama v. Gravel. (Just making sure you're still reading). McCain v. Romney v. Huckabee v. Giuliani.

In the first hour, an NPR News special. The inimitable Ken Rudin will join us from New Hampshire to talk about last night's primary. And we'll hear from a chorus of voices from Concord and beyond. Chime in.

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David Gura
Based in New York, David Gura is a correspondent on NPR's business desk. His stories are broadcast on NPR's newsmagazines, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, and he regularly guest hosts 1A, a co-production of NPR and WAMU.