Manchester, N.H. — The news that Bernie Sanders had won the New Hampshire primary spread slowly, circulating around the packed gym at South New Hampshire University as reporters and Sanders supporters hunched over their phones, nudging their neighbors as one, then two, then three networks called the race for the 78-year-old socialist from Vermont. Shoulders unclenched. Supporters breathed out. Relief came first, then joy and pandemonium, as the news hit the CNN feed on the 20-foot jumbotron in the back of the gym and the entire room realized that it was finally time, they had finally done it.
On the live feed, Mayor Pete Buttigieg was midway through his not-quite-victory-this-time speech, which the crowd at SNHU had absolutely no interest in hearing. For a