DAY IN A NUTSHELL
All the top candidates continued their gruelling campaign schedules in the state of New Hampshire. Senators Joe Biden and Chris Dodd abandoned their bid for the Democratic presidential nominations, after poor showings in the Iowa caucuses.
"Hillary Clinton, the inevitable, the avatar of the machine, lost. It's huge. Even though people have been talking about this possibility for six weeks now, it's still huge. She had the money, she had the organisation, the party's stars, she had Elvis behind her, and the Clinton name in a base that loved Bill. And she lost."
Peggy Noonan Wall Street Journal.
"This feels good. This feels just like I imagined when I was talking to my kindergarten teacher."
Barack Obama referring to an exchange with the Clinton campaign team over the long-time ambitions of their candidates.
"The remarkable victories of Mike Huckabee on the Republican side and Barack Obama on the Democratic side demonstrate a keen interest in fresh faces, a desire to change Washington, and a repudiation of more establishment picks."
USA Today editorial
"I am tested and I am proven, I have been through the fires, anyone we nominate is going to be thrown into that blaze, that inferno, known as the general election." Hillary Clinton
A Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released on Friday but carried out before the Iowa caucuses, gives Hillary Clinton and John McCain leads in New Hampshire.
According to the poll, Mrs Clinton led Mr Obama 32% to 26%. John Edwards was at 20%.
The same poll showed Mr McCain with a four-point edge on Mitt Romney, who was at 30%.
Mike Huckabee was at 10% in New Hampshire.
Mitt Romney shares a pancake breakfast during campaigning in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, hours after he lost to Mike Huckabee in Iowa.