It looks like as expected, former MA Governor Mitt Romney won the NH primary. But the story is the solid second place that Ron Paul placed. CNN has projected Paul second. Former Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman came in third. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich and former PA Senator Rick Santorum are fighting for fourth.
I think this is very positive. It is actually similar to the 1992 Democratic primary where the favorite, MA Senator Paul Tsongas, had about a ten point lead over former Arkansas Governor (and future President) Bill Clinton:
Paul Tsongas 55, 666 – 33.21%
Bill Clinton 41,542 – 24.78%
Clinton lost the battle but won the war. We can win, too! On to South Carolina!