As for whether he's now the latest "comeback kid," McCain said: "I hate to use to the word `kid,' but I think we showed the people of this country what a real comeback looks like."
McCain won New Hampshire eight years ago during his first White House bid. Today's victory is, in fact, a stunning comeback for the four-term senator who went from presumed front-runner a year ago to seemingly finished last summer, when his campaign all but imploded.
McCain's triumph sets up a high-stakes rematch with Mitt Romney in Michigan. McCain won in Michigan in 2000 and still has support in the state. Romney was reared in Michigan and is the son of a former governor.