SNEAK PEEK: Between Hope and History

1 Day Until the New Hampshire Primary

The New Hampshire race drew to a tearful close on Monday.

Answering a question about the rigors of running for president, Hillary Clinton, genuinely choked up, seemed to realize the potential of the moment, and then made her case against Barack Obama.

"You know, some of us put ourselves out there and do this against some pretty difficult odds, and we do it, each one of us, because we care about our country," said Clinton. "But some of us are right and some of us are wrong, some of us are ready and some of us are not, some of us know what we will do on day one and some of us haven't thought that through enough."

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Clinton's tear-filled eyes are sure to spark comparisons to former Maine Sen. Ed Muskie (D).

According to political folklore, Muskie's White House bid faltered when he cried in the snow.

While the Muskie "tears" were actually melting snow, the former Maine Senator is worth remembering going into Tuesday for another reason: his 1972 run is the last -- and only -- time that a presidential candidate of either party has won Iowa and New Hampshire without becoming his party's nominee.

It's this history that Clinton and Edwards are up against when New Hampshire votes on Tuesday.

As always, the first votes will be cast at midnight in Dixville Notch, a tiny town in the North Country which only has 16 eligible voters. Hoping to grab some of the spotlight, Hart's Location (29 eligible voters) will also cast votes at midnight.

As for the rest of New Hampshire, the state does not have uniform statewide polling hours.

Polls begin to open at 6:00 am ET and close no later than 8:00 pm ET. (Most of the state's polls close at 7:00 pm ET but there are 22 towns and one large city, Nashua, where polls remain open until 8:00 pm ET).

On the Republican side, Mitt Romney sought to downplay expectations on Monday.

Asked where else he can win if he does not win in New Hampshire, a state he often calls a second home, the well-heeled Romney reminded reporters that the Granite State is not the only state where he owns a second home.

"It is a second home, along with Utah, I have a second home there as well, and you know there are a lot of ways to continue winning across this country," said Romney.

Romney is coming off a boffo Fox News debate performance and he is hoping that Obama will attract so many independents to the Democratic race that John McCain can be defeated with Republican regulars who agree with him on taxes and immigration.

But it will be tough for Romney to once again pass off a second-place finish as a victory. Just like in Iowa, Romney has outspent all of his rivals combined on New Hampshire television ads. LINK

TiVo alert:

Be sure to tune into Nightline at 11:35 pm ET on Monday: ABC's David Wright offers on the Obama phenomenon, Terry Moran looks at Hillary Clinton, and John Donvan covers the GOP.

The kicker:

"If there's anybody left in the audience who wants to learn how to iron his own shirt, I'll talk about that." -Clinton in Salem, N.H., after being heckled by a man yelling, "Iron my shirt!"

Primary night locations:

McCain: Nashua, N.H. (Crowne Plaza)

Romney: Beford, N.H. (CR Sparks)

Huckabee: Manchester, N.H. (Derryfield Golf Course)

Paul: Concord, N.H. (Courtyard Marriott)

Giuliani: Manchester, N.H. (Radisson)

Thompson: Columbia, S.C.

Obama: Nashua, N.H. (Nashua South High School)

Clinton: Manchester, N.H. (SNHU's Athletics and Rec Complex)

Edwards: Manchester, N.H. (The Mill)

Richardson: Manchester, N.H. (Puritan Backroom Conference Center)

On the campaign trail…

MITT ROMNEY

-- 6:50 am ET: Meets with voters at event, Manchester, NH

-- 7:40 am ET: Meets with voters at event, Bedford, NH

-- 8:30 am ET: Meets with voters at event, Nashua, NH

-- 9:35 am ET: Meets with voters at event, Salem, NH

-- 10:25 am ET: Meets with voters at event, Derry, NH

-- 7:30 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Bedford, NH

MIKE HUCKABEE

-- Visits supporters at poll locations, TBA, NH

JOHN MCCAIN

-- 8:30 am ET: Attends event with voters, Nashua, NH

-- 8:00 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Nashua, NH

SENATOR JON KYL (campaigning for McCain)

-- 11:20 am ET: Speaks to voters at event, Florence, SC

-- 7:00 pm ET: Speaks to voters at event, Columbia, SC

RUDY GIULIANI

-- 9:00 am ET: Visits with supporters, Manchester, NH

-- 10:30 am ET: Visits with supporters, Manchester, NH

-- 11:30 am ET: Visits with supporters, Manchester, NH

-- Speaks to voters at event, TBA, NH

FRED THOMPSON

-- 8:30 am ET: Appears as a guest on CNN's American Morning

-- 9:00 am ET: Participates in radio town hall event, Greenville, SC

-- 12:30 pm ET: Meets with voters at event, Lexington, SC

-- 2:55 pm ET: Tours downtown Camden, Camden, SC

-- 6:00 pm ET: Meets with voters at event, Columbia, SC

RON PAUL

-- 8:30 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Concord, NH

As for the Democrats…

BARACK OBAMA

-- 7:45 am ET: Attends rally with voters, Hanover, NH

-- 7:30 pm ET: Attends rally with voters, Nashua, NH

HILLARY CLINTON

-- 8:00 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Manchester, NH

JOHN EDWARDS

-- 12:30 am ET: Attends event with voters, Portsmouth, NH

-- 8:00 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Manchester, NH

ELIZABETH EDWARDS

-- 12:30 am ET: Attends event with voters, Portsmouth, NH

At the White House. . .

PRESIDENT BUSH

-- 11:10 am ET: Meets with Turkish President Abdullah Gul before departing for the Middle East, Washington, DC

POLITICAL NEWS STORIES ON ABCNEWS.COM

ABC News' Kate Snow Reports: Clinton Gets Emotional on Campaign Trail LINK

ABC News' Emily Friedman Reports: Can Clinton's Emotions Get the Best of Her? LINK

ABC News' Sam Donaldson Reports: Clinton vs. Obama, 'The Hustler' of '08? LINK

ABC News' Bret Hovell Reports: On McCain's Seven-City N.H. Bus Tour LINK

ABC News' Raelyn Johnson Reports: A Glimpse into 36 Hours in New Hampshire LINK

ABC News' Sunlen Miller Reports: Obama Seen by a Doctor for his Hoarse Voice LINK

ABC News' Raelyn Johnson and David Muir Report: Rival Reacts to Teary Clinton LINK

ABC News' David Wright and Sunlen Miller Report: Obama: A Happy Warrior for Change LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: Bill: Hillary's Tougher than Mandela and Rabin LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: The Huckaburger LINK

ABC News' Gary Langer Reports: In New Hampshire, Is It Indies? LINK

ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf Reports: Hunter to Media: You "Arrogant Knucklehead" LINK

ABC News' Karen Travers Reports: First of the First LINK

ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf Reports: Surging Candidates Have Spell-Check Issues LINK

ABC News' Sarah Amos Reports: Richardson: Handshakes and Chelsea LINK

POLITICAL VIDEO ON ABCNEWS.COM:

Clinton Gets Emotional Under Pressure Sen. Clinton gets choked up when asked by a N.H. voter "how she does it." LINK

Romney's Closing Pitch to N.H. Romney:"Those who've spent their careers in Washington can't change Washington." LINK

Edwards on 'Underdog' Status Former NC Sen. says: "The real underdogs are the middle class and the voiceless." LINK

Clinton Ramps It Up The New York senator turns up the attacks in her New Hampshire primary campaign. LINK

On Obama's Campaign Bus A look at the Illinois senator's personal side on the campaign trail. LINK

Your Brain on Politics A scientific approach to understanding how campaigns influence voters. LINK

Clinton Ramps It Up The New York senator turns up the attacks in her New Hampshire primary campaign. LINK

A Day With Obama The Illinois senator has double-digit lead going into the New Hampshire primary. LINK

Clinton Takes on Obama N.Y. senator fights for her political life to gain on Illinois senator's lead. LINK

Clinton on Offense With time short until the New Hampshire primary, Hillary Clinton comes out swinging. LINK

Mitt Romney on Defense The Republican candidate defends himself against attacks. LINK

The Swing Vote How will the independent voters sway the New Hampshire primary? LINK

Perspective on New Hampshire George Stephanopoulos discusses the upcoming election. LINK