Brilliant move by team Clinton to declare victory, EVEN BEFORE they knew they won in Iowa.

It permitted Hillary to control the narrative in a positive way for at least 1 to 3 days in New Hampshire, and at a minimum, she stalled Bernie Sanders well earned momentum in his neighboring state.

A narrow first win followed by a loss in New Hampshire to Bernie is much better as opposed to going down in defeat twice. The latter surely would have meant non-stop comparisons to her failed 2008 campaign against Barack Obama.

No matter how small the victory in Iowa, all Hillary Clinton has to do is make it to South Carolina, Then game over.  She will be the democratic nominee.