Somebody knifed Judd Gregg?
So, did this come out during vetting? Is this why Gregg stepped aside so abruptly? Was this GOP leverage that leaked out? Dem retribution? Someone up in NH who wanted to be sure Gregg didn't live happily ever after?
Normally, such kind of dirty leaks would be routed through "trusted" reporters at the NYTimes, WaPo, or the local paper. I don't know the writer, so she may be a local "picked up" under an AP byline, which would tend to support a NH source.
This just doesn't feel like something that came without a pointer from somebody, but this could certainly explain why Gregg suddenly and inexplicably changed his mind.
We'll never know for sure, but I love the intrigue.