Good morning, everybody. Feeling a little groggy, are we? Admit it — you stayed up late to see if that razor-thin number separating Hillary and Bernie would shift when the final precincts came in. Well, now, grab a second cup of coffee, and let’s do this.
1. The Clinton campaign was ‘unnerved’ by last night’s results. That’s what The New York Times reported from behind the scenes at the Iowa Caucus, after Hillary Clinton failed to deliver a decisive win over Bernie Sanders.
Take it away, New York Times:
Clinton advisers said late Monday night that Mr. and Mrs. Clinton were discussing bringing on additional staff members to strengthen her campaign operation now that a pitched battle may lie ahead against Mr. Sanders. The advisers said they did not know if a significant staff shakeup was at hand, but they said that the Clintons were disappointed with Monday night’s result and wanted to ensure that her organization, political messaging and communications strategy were in better shape for the contests to come.
At her caucus night party here, Mrs. Clinton sought to put the best face on a tight result that had nearly half of Democrats voting against her. “As I stand here tonight breathing a big sigh of relief — thank you, Iowa!” she said, joined on stage by Mr. Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea. “I am excited about really getting into the debate with Senator Sanders about the best way forward to fight for us and America,” Mrs. Clinton said.