Bush on N.H. Primary: ‘You Win Some, You Lose Some’

By Nitya

Jan 9, 2008 8:47am

ABC News’ Ann Compton Reports: Though Air Force One comes equipped with DirectTV, the satellite service gave out somewhere over the Atlantic before results of the New Hampshire primary were in so President Bush got the results of the first-in-the-nation contest upon landing in Tel Aviv.

Bush’s reaction to the primary results were similar to his comments about the Iowa caucus which was "This is how it goes: you win some, you lose some."

White House spokeswoman Dana Perino says this president knew what it was like to win one state and then travel to New Hampshire and lose. But he says "There is a long way to go. The primaries put you through lots of different tests as a candidate, what really matters is how you do when you try to go the distance."

Perino wouldn’t comment on his reaction to specific candidates. She says he has remained "studiously neutral" but "supports all of the Republicans."

"Once we have a named candidate," Perino adds, "You will see this president campaign for them vigorously."

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