Byline: DAVID COHEN
ENGLISH teacher Katherine Morgan thought she knew who she wanted to bethe next President. In November, she campaigned for Hillary Clinton and stakeda "Vote Hillary" sign in her front garden.
But today the sign lies buried beneath three feet of snow and, having heardBarack Obama, the young pretender, speak for the first time, she is in turmoil.
"As a 61-year-old feminist who thinks Hillary has the best grasp on the issues,I like to think I'm not swayed by what happened in Iowa" she said. "Butlistening to Obama is so, well, thrilling. He reminds me of John F Kennedy inthe way he lights up a room and inspires you to think about politics. But itwas after his speech, he was shaking people's hands and I asked a question: hestopped, pondered what I'd said, looked right at me, and at that moment, evenbefore he said a word, he probably won me over." By yesterday, Ms Morgan wasagain tilting towards
Hillary. "I want to see a woman elected to the presidency in my lifetime andalthough Obama is a great orator, he is short on specifics and lacks a trackrecord," she said, after spending the weekend driving from one candidate's townhall meeting to another.
Mrs Clinton, 60, has come out swinging as she faces the fight of her politicallife ahead of tomorrow's crucial presidential primary in New Hampshire.
Her six-point lead over Mr Obama here has evaporated, and the latest polls …