Both of Connecticut’s U.S. senators were greeted with ominous new poll numbers on Tuesday. The new Quinnipiac University survey showed Chris Dodd, a senator’s son who first won election to the upper chamber in 1980, scoring his lowest ever marks and Joe Lieberman trailing by a whopping 28 points in a re-election trial Read More
Chris Dodd says that he’s being vetted by the Obama campaign, supposedly a sign that he’s progressed to a more serious level of vice presidential consideration. But is that really what’s going on?
Dodd endorsed Obama soon after ending his own presidential bid in January and served as a loyal and aggressive Read More
You’ve probably seen or read about the new poll in Connecticut that gives Joe Lieberman his worst marks ever – a 45-43 approval rating. A second poll released this morning finds that Lieberman’s addition to John McCain’s ticket would actually turns off far more Connecticut voters than it would excite.
The Read More
Dec. 13—There are a few ways of judging the “winner” of a presidential debate.
If one candidate blunders egregiously—think of Bob Dole’s refusal to sign a “no new taxes” pledge in the final pre-New Hampshire debate in 1988—then that candidate’s main rival (or rivals) wins.
Likewise, if one candidate breaks through the on-stage clutter with Read More
Maverick Republican senator Chuck Hagel raised his criticisms of the Bush White House to a new level in New York yesterday, holding open the possibility that he could serve in a future Democratic administration or even run on a presidential ticket headed by a Democrat.
Mr. Hagel, who has become increasingly estranged from his party Read More
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Rupert Murdoch has personally donated to only one 2008 presidential candidate so far, and she’s Hillary Clinton. But Mr. Murdoch’s co-op building, the Herbert Hoover-era Read More
In a lengthy interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, Fred Thompson became the latest endangered presidential candidate to invoke John Kerry’s name.
Asked what kind of showing he will need to make in Iowa, where he now hovers around 10 percent in polls, Mr. Thompson replied, “It’s hard to Read More
So now that Barack Obama will vote against Michael Mukasey’s nomination for Attorney General–joining his fellow Democratic candidate Chris Dodd, who helped set this chain of events in motion two days ago–here are a couple of things to keep an eye on:
With the Democrats set to debate on national television tonight, Read More
Chris Dodd, who has failed to rise above the margin of error in any poll conducted since he announced his presidential candidacy, happened into an unusually bright spotlight on Sunday, as the latest White House aspirant to appear opposite Tim Russert on “Meet the Press.”
The Connecticut senator, never one to miss an opportunity to Read More
Look out, John Edwards — Chris Dodd has a new ad.
Alright, Dodd is probably the least of Edwards’ concerns at this point. But the ad, which takes place in a barber shop, purposefully draws comparisons to John Edwards’ $400 hair-styling fiasco – as noted here and here.
It also functions Read More