You want to know the absolutely most important thing about the results of the New Hampshire primaries?
The winners aren’t even real members of the parties for whose nominations they are running.
Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist, won his Senate seat as an independent. Sure, he caucuses with the Democrats and many of this policy positions fit easily within the Donkey Party’s tent, but it’s nothing short of amazing that he’s the one giving Hillary Clinton the scare of her lifetime.
Something similar goes for Donald Trump, who has registered as a Democrat in the past, supports universal healthcare, and is nobody’s idea of a rock-ribbed Republican.
The wheels are coming off the traditional parties. Not only did these guys win big last night—and come in second in Iowa—they are responsible for record turnouts too. Voters aren’t coming out because a Bush or a Clinton is running for president again.