MANCHESTER, N.H., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Democratic exodus from Iowa to New Hampshire began Tuesday, the day after Sen. John Kerry's upset caucus victory over apparent front-runner Howard Dean.
Except for Richard Gephardt, who was to withdraw from the race Tuesday, the contenders all headed for New Hampshire for next Tuesday's primary.
Kerry, Dean and Sen. John Edwards made stops to appear on network morning shows.
On ABC's morning program, looking more subdued than usual, Dean acknowledged his disappointment at finishing a poor third in Iowa after having been the polling front-runner for months.
On CBS, Dean turned to the New Hampshire vote.
"I'd like the voters in New Hampshire to send a strong message to Washington that enough is enough," he said.
Meanwhile, Edwards stressed the benefit of his relatively short Washington exposure as a U.S. Senator from North Carolina since 1998.
Kerry stressed his 22-year longevity in Washington, calling it a competitive advantage.
"The real argument," he said on the CBS morning show, "(is) who's ready to be president of the United States, who has the experience."