Post Iowa, it’s all over for the losers but for the gnashing of teeth.
US Sen. Chris Dodd’s gnashing, as was to be expected, was eloquent, his concession speech prettily put together. The most aggressive anti-war presidential candidate in the running, Dodd received less than 1% of the Iowa caucus vote. He did better at DailyKos, the Huffington Post and MoveOn.org, blog sites devoted to running the white flag up in Iraq and skedaddling. One of the polls at one of these anti-war cookie cutter sites rated Dodd in the high twenties.
Dodd probably will be remembered, if he is remembered at all, as the William Jennings Bryant of the anti-war movement.
The rest of the country will move on.