De Blasio on Iowa: Bad for Edwards, 'Sufficient' for Hillary

In a phone interview last night, Council member and Clinton supporter Bill de Blasio gave me his quick take on Hillary Clinton’s third-place Iowa finish.

“The real story is Edwards didn’t get his breakthrough,” said de Blasio, who managed Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign in 2000 and campaigned for Edwards in 2004. “It’s questionable whether he can continue. Hillary has the advantage over the long haul.”

As for Hillary, he said that tonight’s results were “fine for what we need to do going forward,” and that it was a “perfectly sufficient result.”