DES MOINES, Iowa -- Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' narrow win in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary is exposing what could be a weakness in his campaign.
"What he did not do was bring out the surge of new people to the process that he says will be the basis for his political support. They didn't run up in Iowa by all evidence, and they did not turn up in New Hampshire" says Drake University Political Science Professor Dennis Goldford.
He says former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg's close second place in New Hampshire shows that he has some staying power.
Goldford also says Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar's third place finish raises her stock.
"Her total in New Hampshire was more than double the fourth person in line--Elizabeth Warren. So, for the time being, Amy Klobuchar is in the top tier" he says.
Goldford says fourth- and fifth-place for Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden may hit them where it hurts most--a loss in campaign donations.