Saturday, September 23, 2006

Dodd '08: Very Red States

Sen. Chris Dodd headed down to South Carolina this weekend as he continues to test the presidential waters.
"It's a nice place to stop and meet people and give them a chance to meet a guy from Connecticut," Dodd said.

Dodd already has been making the rounds in Iowa and New Hampshire and says he's looking at similar visits in Nevada.(AP)

South Carolina is a state that Chris Dodd will almost certainly not win. Dodd can take some consolation from the fact that Hillary Clinton probably won't win it, either. This is John Edwards's territory, and it's a good bet that Edwards will want to stay in the race at least as long as South Carolina. Mark Warner, should he run, is also a possibility to win there. But Dodd? Probably not. So why go?

Democrats need someone who they believe can do at least reasonably well in southern states. If Dodd can come in second or third behind Edwards, he'll be in good position to continue the race. If not, as is more likely, it'll be time to pack it in.

Source
"Connecticut's Dodd stirs presidential politics in South Carolina." Associated Press 24 September, 2006.

10 comments:

Bobby McGee said...

Is there some rule that a CT-Sen must run for President every 4 years and neglect his constituents?

Anonymous said...

Good to note that Lieberman isn't alone in being delusional.

Dodd would be a fine President. But in what Bizarro world does he imagine this coming close to happening?

Anonymous said...

Guess rubber chicken in Spartanburg beats similac in East Haddam

turfgrrl said...

Who'd of thought that George W. Bush would have become president way back in 1996? Let alone 2000 ...

Anonymous said...

"Who'd of thought that George W. Bush would have become president way back in 1996? Let alone 2000 ... "

1. George H.W. Bush
2. Karl Rove

Based on that, who is going to stop a candidate backed by Bill Clinton and Terry McAulliffe?

Anonymous said...

He's got too many Latin American albatrosses hanging about his neck.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Janet Peckinpaugh will be supporting Chris Dudd?

Anonymous said...

How many lost elections will it take for the Democratic Party to understand that a Northeastern Democratic senator, governor, etc. can not win a presidential election?

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Anonymous said...
How many lost elections will it take for the Democratic Party to understand that a Northeastern Democratic senator, governor, etc. can not win a presidential election?


Hopefully they haven't figured it out yet and never do.

Thoughtful Democrat said...

Putting aside everything else for a moment, Dodd is likeable. When is the last time the Democrats selected a candidate for President who is likeable? Kerry, Gore, Dukakis - were not likeable in the eyes of the electorate. Kerry typified the elitist, arrogant Democrat; Gore was uptight and condescending; Dukakis was self-righteous and condescending. So history suggests the Democrats will pick Hillary who is the complete package when it comes to all these qualities. Meanwhile, the Republicans, following history, will pick someone who is likeable. And the Republicans will win again despite Iraq, energy, economic problems for all but the upper class, the failure to confront and find Bin Laden, etc. For Democrats, winning isn't the only thing, it's just something that seldom happens.