Last week, I wrote of the challenge facing Murdoch flacks, I mean “Democratic” consultants Doug Schoen & Pat Caddell in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary.
Doug & Pat, in a hyped by Fox News op-ed in the Wall Street Journal (do I detect a pattern here?) called on New Hampshire Democrats to show their dissatisfaction with President Obama by writing-in Hillary Clinton for President.
"Clinton pulled off a stunning New Hampshire primary victory over Obama during the 2008 primaries. There is every reason to believe that, as a write-in candidate, she would get a substantial number of votes in the Granite State next year," Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen wrote
Last week, I explained their challenge was to beat the vote for Uncommitted versus Obama that was garnered by the over-hyped left-wing fringe group Occupy the Caucuses.
Doug & Pat only had to beat 2%!
The final results are in.
And they failed!
Approximately 11% of the vote was for a write-in candidate. But most of the write-in votes cast by Democrats were for the candidates running for the Republican nomination.
The secretary of state's office included any write-in votes that came for Clinton under the category of "scatter" — a designation that accounted for just 1.2% of the total Democratic vote.
But a survey of detailed vote counts from the state's most populated areas found that Clinton never received more than a handful. In Manchester, 31 Democrats wrote in Clinton's name. She won 17 votes in both Concord and Salem, 13 in Nashua and 11 in Portsmouth.
But Doug & Pat shouldn’t be too discouraged. They did something that the Pittsburg Steelers failed to do. Hillary write-ins did beat Tim Tebow write-ins.