Friday, July 11, 2008

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.”

2 comments:

Headless Horseman said...

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.