By Philip Fernando in Los Angeles
The slogan used by Bill Clinton in 1992, “It is the economy stupid” may resonate one more time as new primaries in five states surface during the next three weeks. The exodus from New Hampshire as well as from the staffs of candidates deemed on the waning side began in earnest. Front runners Hillary Clinton, Barrack Obama, John McCain ventured out into the greener pastures awaiting them in five other states in January. Most observers predict that the Democratic contest is mainly between Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama with John Edwards in third place. John McCain, Romney, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani will battle it out for the Republican nomination.