Sunday, February 15, 2009
Five-Term U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd And His Unanswered Mortgage Questions
Five-term U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd has some thinking to do. Poll numbers are dropping and potential Republican opponents are circling like sharks in the water, sensing an opportunity to end the political career of Connecticut's tarnished Democratic icon.
Mr. Dodd must decide whether to plow forward with a re-election campaign next year, one that looks increasingly problematic, or leave the Senate on his own terms. It cannot be an easy decision.
After negative Quinnipiac University survey results were released this week, state Democratic Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo pooh-poohed the numbers and said they come too early to matter. A spokesman for the senator said, "When the time comes, Sen. Dodd will be ready with a vigorous, well-funded re-election campaign."
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My Comment: His goose is now cooked. His only hope is that the voters will forget about this at election time in 2010.