Russert to Fred: "So no matter what happens in Iowa, it's on to New Hampshire?"

The reply: Another hedge, although that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s on his way out. It could mean it’s on to South Carolina, where he’s at least firmly in double digits. He’s also leaving himself a little wiggle room by backing off what he said the other day about needing to finish second tonight.

Almost $2 million raised in the past three weeks. Keep hope alive?