Linc Chafee might endorse Barack Obama.

Walter Shapiro is spot on in his "letter" to New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner: there is a tradeoff between the rules and the legitimacy of the primary.

Kathy Sullivan, former New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair, endorses Hillary Clinton. Sullivan is the best surrogate there is in the state and has reams of influence with political elites there.

Fred Thompson's absence in New Hampshire is noted, the AP's Phil Eliott reports. But that's not a surprise: Thompson's bridge to South Carolina begins in Iowa and largely skips New Hampshire.

Giuliani and McCain are both whumping Mitt Romney.

Slate's Lee Bandy sees a McCain renaissance in South Carolina.

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