Hillary Clinton's surprise victory in the New Hampshire Primary guarantees a long and bitter struggle between the old Democratic Party and most of the interest groups that have controlled that infrastructure as exemplified by Senator Clinton and the new reform and youth oriented generational change proposed by Senator Obama. Given the dramatic improvement in Barack Obama's campaign skills and the strength of the strangle hold Bill and Hilary Clinton have on the old Democratic Party machinery, this promises to be an epic battle that will go the distance because their bank balances and fundraising capability will permit them to do so. Essentially, those voters who are supporting Barack Obama are saying that they do not want a Bush-Clinton Bush-Clinton continuum. They want change and reform. Putting aside African Americans who would probably return to the Clinton banner, these reform voters will be deeply disappointed if Hillary Clinton and the "old politics" turn back the bid for the nomination by the Senator from Illinois. The comeback of John McCain is the best news the Republican Party has had since George W. Bush took the party into the doldrums. McCain is a strong, viable General Election candidate largely because of his tendencies as a maverick, independent and stubborn reformer. At the same time, McCain can hold his Conservative base in a General Election against either Senator Clinton or Senator Obama. There is a clear path to the nomination for John McCain but it is not a path without obstacles. The high number of Evangelical Christians will make the Huckabee campaign problematic in South Carolina, but McCain has a much better and stronger organization in Carolina then he did 8 years ago. Mitt Romney's heritage in Michigan as the son of Governor George Romney will be an asset as Romney tries to salvage his campaign in the state of his birth, but McCain won the Primary there in 2000 because Independents and Democrats can vote in the Republican Presidential Primary. Obama has obvious places to bounce back against Mrs. Clinton in Michigan with its large African American vote and South Carolina where 40% of Democratic Primary voters will be Black. He will certainly have the money for the slugfest of February 5 in which 22 states select delegates. Despite Senator Clinton's efforts to be a Change Agent the cleavage in the Democratic Party now is as deep as it was between the Daley Machine and the Anti War McCarthy Wing in 1968. It's the Hacks vs. the Kids, the past vs. the future, status quo vs. reform, the old politics vs. the new politics. This cleavage would not matter if the Republicans nominated an unelectable candidate like Mike Huckabee but with McCain as a reform oriented Republican this fault line in the Democratic Party could be fatal.