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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Politically Speaking: Doddering Dodd, take 2

Excerpted from this post at Politically Speaking

When I think of U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, a 2008 Democratic presidential
candidate, four things come to mind. First off, he brought to Sioux
City perhaps the most well-received surrogate in that presidential
race, when Grammy-winning singer Paul Simon came to a West High School
field on one of the hottest days of summer 2007. Simon sang three
classics from his solo and Simon and Garfunkel catalog. Secondly, Dodd
used the gimmick of moving his young kids and wife to Des Moines to
show how committed he was to running a campaign in Iowa, the first
caucus state in the selection process. Dodd sat down with our
editorial board in December and offered up some food for thought, he
was pretty punchy with answers in that deep voice of his. And lastly,
as I drove back to the office from a Morningside College Jan. 3
caucus, I had the brain jolt that Dodd (who had scant support at the
college) was likely dropping out that very night -- which was what
happened before 10P. I quickly wrote a blog post with the title
"Doddering Dodd," then set to finishing the caucus recap.

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