Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, who heads for Florida tonight in an effort to test support for a possible 2008 presidential bid, today reported he has $2.4 million available for his political activities.
The sum puts him far behind well-known Democrats also thought to be vying for the 2008 presidential nomination. New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has an estimated $22 million to spend, while Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kerry has at least $14 million and Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh has about $10 million.
Dodd's forces, though, emphasize that he has only been a player for about two months, and is rapidly beefing up his effort. (AP)
Where's the appeal of a Dodd run? He may be able to run as the "I'm not Hillary Clinton" candidate, but there are better anti-Hillarys out there (Warner, Richardson). And I have to think that the idea of nominating another New England senator gives Democrats hives.
That said, he probably wouldn't be that bad of a president. But I can't see him getting that far.
"Dodd Campaign Funds At $2.4 Million." Associated Press 21 July, 2006.