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From Hillary Clinton's near tears to John McCain's appeal to independents to Barack Obama's "message of change," readers weighed in on the results of the New Hampshire primary.

Clashing about whether "Hillary finally gets it," or "Clinton won simply because the majority of the independent vote went to McCain," readers responded to's request for analysis, offering nearly as many viewpoints as there are issues at stake in the 2008 campaign. Below are a collection of readers' reactions to Tuesday's vote, some of which have been edited for length and clarity:

K. Keane of Burke, Virginia Clinton won on turnout and her get-out-the-vote effort. This is the first time the "experience" factor between Clinton and Obama really came into play. I don't think it was about issues or weeping or not weeping. It came down to getting people to the polls. Read full article »

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