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Blumie Backs Dodd for VP

Connecticut’s Attorney General Richard Blumenthal backed Sen. Hillary Clinton for president, not his “good friend” U.S. Senator Chris Dodd.

However, Blumenthal is backing Dodd as a Vice Presidential candidate in the Barack Obama administration, should Obama succeed in defeating likely Republican nominee for president Sen. John McCain.

A reporter for ctnewsjunkie, Christine Stuart, caught up with Blumenthal at one of his hourly (only kidding) news conferences and put the question to him: Assuming Dodd vacated his position to run with Obama as Vice President, would Blumenthal be interested in occupying his seat in the U.S. Senate?

“’Of course I have an interest in the senate seat.’ Blumenthal then explained that he doesn’t think the Countrywide mortgage issue that has dogged Dodd in recent weeks should be anything more than a ‘minute blip on any national candidate’s resume.”

Comments

What CHANGE do we get with Dodd as a VP candidate? He's as old and moldy a fixture of Washington as can be found.

Also, I'd love to know what Obama thinks about Dodd's sentiments that Robert Byrd, a former Ku Klux Klan kleagle, would have been "right" during the Civil War.
Don Pesci said…
Both good points. The safe thing to do would be to pick a VP without a rap sheet. I'd be suprised if Dodd or Clinton were the pick. At this point, Obama has the money to do whatever pleases him.

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