New poll shows Dodd stumbling badly in Connecticut

posted at 9:24 am on April 2, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Get this man a sinecure in Academia!  Chris Dodd looks like he will need a golden parachute in 2010, if he chooses to run for re-election to the Senate at all.  The man who thought he could win his party’s nomination for President now looks like he couldn’t get elected dogcatcher in his own state, according to the latest poll from Quinnipiac (via Taegan Goddard):

Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd trails former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, a possible Republican challenger, 50 – 34 percent in the 2010 Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today, as voters disapprove 58 – 33 percent of the job the Democratic incumbent is doing, his lowest approval rating ever.

Matched against two other possible Republican challengers, Sen. Dodd trails both State Sen. Sam Caligiuri 41 – 37 percent and former ambassador Tom Foley 43 – 35 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

In the Dodd-Simmons matchup, Democrats back Dodd by only 58 – 27 percent while Simmons leads 87 – 6 percent among Republicans and 56 – 25 percent among independent voters.

It’s early yet, of course.  Dodd’s numbers could rebound, but it seems as though Connecticut voters have reached a point of no return with Dodd.  The Friends of Angelo loans from Countrywide and the Irish mansion on a public-servant salary raised eyebrows, but lying through his teeth on national TV apparently was the straw that broke the camel’s back.  When CNN spends hours calling a Democrat a liar, people tend to take notice.

How bad has it gotten for Dodd?  His favorability rating in Connecticut has descended to a -28, with 58% of respondents having an unfavorable opinion of Dodd against only 30% favorable.  Fifty-four percent say that Dodd is “not honest and trustworthy,” while 52% say he doesn’t care about their problems.  When politicians sell out constituents to buy big houses here and abroad, they tend to get that kind of reputation.

If those numbers don’t improve dramatically, Dodd can’t run for re-election.  In fact, it’s hard to imagine that the Democrats would let him.  Maybe Barack Obama will provide a nice escape hatch for Dodd, perhaps replacing Dan Rooney as Ambassador to Ireland in 2010.  I hear he already has quite the house there.


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Is it possible that one of these lying scumbags may actually be held accountable?

volsense on April 2, 2009 at 9:25 AM

Hopefully, as he stumbles, he’ll grab onto Frank and the rest of the lying bunch and drag them down as well.

AubieJon on April 2, 2009 at 9:26 AM

“Who will rid us of this meddlesome douche?!”

Akzed on April 2, 2009 at 9:26 AM

Get this man a sinecure in Academia!

His friend Angelo could get him a job at my mortgage company.

jgapinoy on April 2, 2009 at 9:27 AM

The end of the line?

Please, God, please!

Maquis on April 2, 2009 at 9:28 AM

yeah but look for Dodd to be asked at the last minute to “have a health crisis” so they can run a popular ex donk five minutes before the election….

been done before

sven10077 on April 2, 2009 at 9:29 AM

How can only 58% have an unfavorable opinion? How could that be possible? He should be at 98% unfavorable, with the other 2% being some of his family members. SOME.

marklmail on April 2, 2009 at 9:29 AM

I remain highly doubtful that Dodd will pay any price for his role in the current mess.

BadgerHawk on April 2, 2009 at 9:29 AM

Striking how much the electorate will tolerate before disenchantment sets in. Much of the discontent comes from him moving his family to Iowa during the primaries, the corruption and lying were made public later.

a capella on April 2, 2009 at 9:29 AM

also, look at the republicans–they’ll start to fuss within themselves & Dodd will walk right back to the senate.

the head of the RNC (ha) or someone needs to get the Repubs together & choose the one NOW that has the best chance to beat Dodd.

kelley in virginia on April 2, 2009 at 9:31 AM

Ed, you should have said “Dodd doddering” in Connecticut.

I know you thought about it.

BigD on April 2, 2009 at 9:31 AM

Won’t matter. Dodd will retain seat. Why? Because we never go on the attack. We are too nice. I am sure that whatever lead the GOP has for this seat will be wiped out soon. We have to get nasty folks, like they do. We have to kick their signs over and play deception. Taking the high road is obviously, not winning us elections…

vsunited on April 2, 2009 at 9:31 AM

I don’t believe they will vote in a republican. Conn is like NJ, real republicans are about as common as a polite NJ driver.

MDWNJ on April 2, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Don’t count him out yet, these slimy creatures have a way of wiggling out of trouble. Remember this is lib land personified. Just a little temper to what we can hope will happen.

hip shot on April 2, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Party at my place when he gets booted out!!!

dont taze me bro on April 2, 2009 at 9:33 AM

One down…. hundreds to go…

katy on April 2, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Can I haz Sarah Palin pics plox?

carbon_footprint on April 2, 2009 at 9:37 AM

How can only 58% have an unfavorable opinion? How could that be possible?

marklmail on April 2, 2009 at 9:29 AM

Because Democrats are dummies.

LibTired on April 2, 2009 at 9:38 AM

Enter Lamont.

Sen Lamont.

artist on April 2, 2009 at 9:39 AM

That’s the best news I’ve heard all week! Do you think people are FINALLY getting sick of re-electing these frauds?

scalleywag on April 2, 2009 at 9:43 AM

hip shot on April 2, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Yea, I was really hopeful that Murtha would get the toss, but that didn’t happen.

scalleywag on April 2, 2009 at 9:44 AM

Plus, he has magnanimously decided to move his upcoming fundraiser from a racially exclusive country club to another venue.

But the kicker is that it is being sponsored by a hedge fund manager.

Does the Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee have any friends or supporters whatsoever who are not investment or mortgage bankers?

He has a tin ear.

molonlabe28 on April 2, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Maybe Barack Obama will provide a nice escape hatch for Dodd, perhaps replacing Dan Rooney as Ambassador to Ireland in 2010.

Either that or Rooney can get him a job in the Steelers organization.

OT: on the economic front, where’s Warren Buffet? Renting a room from Jeremiah Wright in his gated-community residence in Tinley Park, IL?

It’s interesting how Obama manages to muffle dissenters. Notice how Dylan Ratigan at CNBC got sent packing. Fox Business channel ought to pick him up.

BuckeyeSam on April 2, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Who are we freaking kidding? The system is broken. Dodd wins in 2010 in a “close” race, after initially trailing, but coming from behind in a recount.

That’s the script folks.

Sugar Land on April 2, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Has Lieberman endorsed Dodds opponent yet?

Dodd will keep this seat in a landslide.

The ballots are already “counted”.

The democrats will pull a “Franken”.

roninacreage on April 2, 2009 at 9:46 AM

If we could get both Chris Dodd and Barney Frank out in 2010, that would be a big win for the GOP. But they both need to go, along with many more.

therightscoop on April 2, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Elections in this country are a farce and this election is already fixed . . . the left wins again.

rplat on April 2, 2009 at 9:48 AM

It would nice to pick up that seat. The GOP has too much ground to make up to win back the Senate in 2010, but this is a good start.

Doughboy on April 2, 2009 at 9:49 AM

In these dark days, I’ll relish whatever glimmers of sunshine we can get.

toliver on April 2, 2009 at 9:50 AM

One down…. hundreds to go…

katy on April 2, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Make that two. Specter is acting very desperate.

Living in Delaware, I get the local Philly TV stations. I saw an ad this morning for Specter, attacking Pat Toomey over supporting TARP. The ad used words like (paraphrasing), “Toomey voted in favor of the bill that let AIG execs keep millions in bonuses.” What a joke, after Specter voted for the trillion dollar clusterf**k that they call the stimulus bill!!!!

Isn’t the election more than a year away? He has to be getting desperate. I love watching him squirm.

UltimateBob on April 2, 2009 at 9:51 AM

there used to be a pretty standard & accepted method of dealing with traitors

gatorboy on April 2, 2009 at 9:51 AM

as projected in most other posts, Dodd will easily hold this seat, no matter how dire his pre-election polling.

Lieberman will endorse him.

vinman on April 2, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Call the press – immediate attention required to change the tone, and help re-elect Dodd. I know it will happen, the question is when.

Vashta.Nerada on April 2, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Renting a room from Jeremiah Wright in his gated-community residence in Tinley Park, IL?

BuckeyeSam on April 2, 2009 at 9:45 AM

I live about 10 minutes from JW’s new house. Anybody up for a round of golf on the course he lives on (Odyssey Country Club) this summer? Sure would hate to see some bad slices on a certain hole and have some balls hit his house.

WashJeff on April 2, 2009 at 9:53 AM

Good. Maybe there is hope for Connecticut after all.

Now how about Massachusetts and New York?

MadisonConservative on April 2, 2009 at 9:54 AM

How can we include Bwaney Fwanf in this mix? He still looks like the odds on favorite to replace the senior senator in the peoples republic.

Amazed on April 2, 2009 at 9:55 AM

WashJeff on April 2, 2009 at 9:53 AM

Try as hard as I can, I have never been able to get rid of my slice. Maybe some golfballs could “come home to roost”.

AubieJon on April 2, 2009 at 9:56 AM

I only hope that the good people of Nevada have the same feelings about their illustrious senator.

sherry on April 2, 2009 at 9:56 AM

I’ll believe it when I see it. You need the jaws of life to pry these scumbags from office.

Grayson on April 2, 2009 at 9:57 AM

This is what I was afraid of. Dodd’s looking like a sure loser too early. The Dems will replace him with some generic Dem who will win. This has the same “Lucy and the football” feel as the Toricelli-Lautenburg thing in NJ.

CNH_320 on April 2, 2009 at 9:57 AM

He is in about as much trouble as Murtha was in Pennsylvania and the outcome will be the same.

rsl775 on April 2, 2009 at 9:58 AM

Ambassador to Ireland perhaps? Dodd should be in front of a grand jury…not awarded some cushy job for his role in the financial takedown. Where will Franks end up? The mayor of san fran?

My God. These two clowns need to be judged the same way they have judged.

jbh45 on April 2, 2009 at 10:00 AM

I shed no tears for this scumbag.

He can retire at full salary with COLS and health benefits for life.

My retirement is much more difficult thanks to his dereliction of duty and honesty while in office.

How about Pay for Perfomance for such manure-laden bipeds?

Harry Schell on April 2, 2009 at 10:00 AM

Now how about Massachusetts and New York?

MadisonConservative on April 2, 2009 at 9:54 AM

And Nevada.

carbon_footprint on April 2, 2009 at 10:01 AM

I live about 10 minutes from JW’s new house. Anybody up for a round of golf on the course he lives on (Odyssey Country Club) this summer? Sure would hate to see some bad slices on a certain hole and have some balls hit his house.

WashJeff on April 2, 2009 at 9:53 AM

I’d send a Titleist through his Kunta Kinte stained-glass window.

marklmail on April 2, 2009 at 10:02 AM

FRANKly he’s DODDering.

Good riddance to all of the architects of this economic disaster.

Cut their salaries, trim their perks, slash their pensions and fire hundreds of these smug, simpering, stupid useless weasels.

Clean House and sweep out the Senate.

profitsbeard on April 2, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Dodd’s numbers could rebound, but it seems as though Connecticut voters have reached a point of no return with Dodd.

What do the voters have to do with it? ACORN is what counts, and they will keep him there. You don’t seriously think the voters in any Dem-controlled urban area in the US actually determine the outcome of elections do you?

This is the gift that the Dems have given us – endemic 3rd-world-level electoral corruption and fraud. Now the economy is getting the same treatment.

drunyan8315 on April 2, 2009 at 10:03 AM

There’s a retirement home for Dodd in JAIL.

petefrt on April 2, 2009 at 10:03 AM

The man who thought he could win his party’s nomination for President

Minor bone to pick with Ed: Come on, does anybody seriously believe that this guy seriously believed he had a shot at the nomination? Given his history, is it not more likely that his “Presidential” campaign was just another loot grab?

A Balrog of Morgoth on April 2, 2009 at 10:04 AM

I think it only takes one….if just ONE of these lying, seditous, apperatchiks falls….they may ALL fall. Man, I hope he grabs Bawney’s ankles on the way down. They’ll run like the cowards they are.

HomeoftheBrave on April 2, 2009 at 10:04 AM

I’m from Ct, and I hate (and everyone I know) hates Dodd. But people will put him back in office. I think they feel they rather have a “seasoned” senator to bring things to the state rather than a rookie.
You would think at his age he would want to slow down, enjoy his money and the rest of his life and quit..but he must to be addicted to the power.
I blame him and B Frank mostly for the destruction of our economy. I know everyone had a hand in it, but these two mostly.
Maybe they rot in hell.

mag5435 on April 2, 2009 at 10:05 AM

It is past time to inform Congress they serve at the People’s Whim. We do not live in a country ‘Founded of Congress, by Congress, for Congress’ nor are we their vile, smelly, dumb supplicants resolutely begging for the crumbs from our Lords table.

It is through their direct actions the housing crisis started down the slippery slope to result in a megalomaniac residing in the White House. It is through their direct action our great-grandchildren will be paying for their un-Constitutional largess. Yet, they blame others and NEVER themselves.

Every one of these corrupt, vile, dis-honorable cretins must be shown the door, sans retirement, sans political campaign money and a swift kick in the rear.

SeniorD on April 2, 2009 at 10:06 AM

Magic Eight Ball says……..too early to tell

Vntnrse on April 2, 2009 at 10:07 AM

Maybe some golfballs could “come home to roost”.

AubieJon on April 2, 2009 at 9:56 AM

LOL

WashJeff on April 2, 2009 at 10:07 AM

2 early. All that has to happen is the economy recover a bit and Dodd will claim credit, point to the all the bailout money he shifted to his state, the masses will applaud, the media will attack his opponent….same old, same old.

albill on April 2, 2009 at 10:08 AM

Even if he does, by chance, lose the re-election, I’d bet my job he never faces an investigation over his corrupt actions. Pelosi will see to that. And someone was right, we need to get rid of him, Frank, Reid, Rangel, and a few others before things will start looking right again.

scalleywag on April 2, 2009 at 10:10 AM

I’m curious to know if the seat is more likely to remain Democratic with a Lamont-type inheriting the seat or will it go to a Republican challenger?

Hard to believe the Dems will be able to forbid Dodd from running. He has so much power and seniority in the Senate.

Also, who are the Republican challengers? I’ve hear rumors about Schiff and Kudlow but neither has been confirmed.

DarkKnight3565 on April 2, 2009 at 10:10 AM

Maybe some golfballs could “come home to roost”.

AubieJon on April 2, 2009 at 9:56 AM

hahaha, that was good!

scalleywag on April 2, 2009 at 10:11 AM

I thought Kudlow was going to run against Dodd.

huckleberryfriend on April 2, 2009 at 10:11 AM

This could also hinge on whether or not Obama needs a sacrificial lamb at this time next year.

sherry on April 2, 2009 at 10:14 AM

Even if he does, by chance, lose the re-election, I’d bet my job he never faces an investigation over his corrupt actions. Pelosi will see to that. And someone was right, we need to get rid of him, Frank, Reid, Rangel, and a few others before things will start looking right again.

scalleywag on April 2, 2009 at 10:10 AM

What if Pelosi is no longer speaker come 2011? The Senate will take a few election cycles to regain, but the House could happen next year.

As for those who speculate that ACORN and other Dem operatives will help secure re-election for Dodd, if the poll numbers look like this heading into the midterms and he somehow escapes with a narrow win, that might raise a few too many red flags. Even the drive-bys will want to investigate what happened.

Doughboy on April 2, 2009 at 10:14 AM

Soros will throw a bunch of money at it like they did with Murtha and pull it out.

hawkdriver on April 2, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Dodd could always move to Chicago.

Johan Klaus on April 2, 2009 at 10:18 AM

And, if we’ve given Obama the power to pretty much do whatever he chooses, and we all know he wants to do the right thing when it comes to corruption and pay for play, and excessive perks and bonuses… perhaps he’ll lower the boom on all these crooks and liars in his own office, now that he’s decided he can hire and fire at will. ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahaha

scalleywag on April 2, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Dodd will get re-elected. Probably by a comfortable margin. Those residents of the northeast just don’t know any better. Forget the polls. There were polls that had Murtha losing last fall and he won by a near landslide.

Percy_Peabody on April 2, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Is it possible that one of these lying scumbags may actually be held accountable?

volsense on April 2, 2009 at 9:25 AM

Hell no. The voting public there is far too stupid for that.

saiga on April 2, 2009 at 10:25 AM

Now if we could get Barney Frank’s contituency to see the light, I might have some confidence in the American people having a little common sense.

bopbottle on April 2, 2009 at 10:27 AM

GO ROB SIMMONS!!!!

Hieronymus on April 2, 2009 at 10:28 AM

I hope when Dodd stumbles,he takes a nice slide,
straight under da bus!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on April 2, 2009 at 10:30 AM

How can only 58% have an unfavorable opinion? How could that be possible?

marklmail on April 2, 2009 at 9:29 AM
Because Democrats are dummies.

LibTired on April 2, 2009 at 9:38 AM

Sad but true. Every time I hear one of those lib morons call in on Sean Hannity’s radio show, I can’t help but shake my head in contempt.

Yes LibTired, you are absolutely correct in your obsevation.

saiga on April 2, 2009 at 10:31 AM

now looks like he couldn’t get elected dogcatcher in his own state

Connecticut… I’ll believe it when I see it.

How’d that big GOP lead work out in NY? Wasn’t Murtha supposed to be in trouble in PA too?

The DNC scare machine will have any GOP challenger painted as a secret Klan member intent on chaining women to kitchen sinks… and the wishy-washy New Englanders (John Adams just rolled over in his grave) will vote based on the sanctity of the Constitution… you know, the document that is apparently a treatise on Abortion rights and gay marriage.

mankai on April 2, 2009 at 10:33 AM

Where’s the piano wire!

apco on April 2, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Dodd will get re-elected. Probably by a comfortable margin. Those residents of the northeast just don’t know any better. Forget the polls. There were polls that had Murtha losing last fall and he won by a near landslide.

Percy_Peabody on April 2, 2009 at 10:24 AM

+1

mankai on April 2, 2009 at 10:35 AM

No. It is not the end of the line. ACORN has two years to come up with enough votes to get Dodd first across the finish line.

Chekote on April 2, 2009 at 10:41 AM

First Dodd, then Murtha, then Reid. They are all vulnerable.

Mr. Joe on April 2, 2009 at 10:47 AM

It’ll be nice to see him leave Washington… as long as he isn’t just replaced by a neoconservative RINO.

popularpeoplesfront on April 2, 2009 at 10:51 AM

Get this man a sinecure in Academia!

Ed, please don’t insult those in my profession who actually work for a living and get paid peanuts. Most in the Academy are underpaid and overworked. There are few “superstars” (Stanley Fish) who make six figures and garner lucrative speaking fees. Many of us, who are untenured, toil in the background, caring more about our students than our salary.

College Prof on April 2, 2009 at 10:51 AM

Hopefully, as he stumbles, he’ll grab onto Frank and the rest of the lying bunch and drag them down as well.

Please don’t use the name Barney Frank and the word DRAG in the same sentence, I just had breakfast….

Badbrucskie on April 2, 2009 at 10:53 AM

Man, I hope he grabs Bawney’s ankles on the way down
HomeoftheBrave on April 2, 2009 at 10:04 AM

eeeeewwwwwwww….

Really. Bad. Visual.

mrsmwp on April 2, 2009 at 11:01 AM

don’t believe they will vote in a republican. Conn is like NJ, real republicans are about as common as a polite NJ driver.

MDWNJ on April 2, 2009 at 9:32 AM

I “resemble” that remark, because I am a real Republican in Connecticut, and in my youth I was a polite New Jersey driver!

Nutmeggers can be a little strange politically, because they keep electing Democrats to Congress and the State Legislature, but a Republican Governor (Jodi Rell got about 64% last election). They also have a low tolerance for corruption, so this could seriously hurt Dodd in 2010.

Rob Simmons also has a good reputation as a common-sense three-term Congressman from eastern CT (the more conservative part of the state), and has strongly defended the shipbuilding industry in Groton. If he can win the affluent suburbs of New York (Fairfield County) and Hartford, and the rural areas (Litchfield, Tolland, Windham, and New London counties), he could be our next Senator.

For the first time in my adult life (to paraphrase MO) I will be excited about campaigning in CT !

Steve Z on April 2, 2009 at 11:02 AM

I only hope that the good people of Nevada have the same feelings about their illustrious senator.

sherry on April 2, 2009 at 9:56 AM

The Great One was on local radio this morning with a pledge to come campaign against Dingy Harry. Reid is vulnerable. He almost lost to Ensign who foolishly didn’t call for a recount of an election he lost by a mere 600+ votes.

The last time Dingy got in, it was because Nevada was promised that he would be great for NV since he would be majority leader. That won’t fly this time, he hasn’t done a thing for us.

As for Dodd….we all though Murtha couldn’t get reelected. Were we wrong.

Jvette on April 2, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Dodd Man Walking as Fox put it recently.
Agree with some posts that removing Dems from office may be impossible seeing what has happened in MN, NY and in Murtha’s district. Soros and ACORN seem to have this tied up. But do we just let it go at that? Join the Tea Party. Get rid of all incumbants and get term limits in the Constitution! If not now, when?

Christian Conservative on April 2, 2009 at 11:10 AM

The apple did not fall far from the tree.

Chris Dodd’s CENSURED father, Senator Thomas J. Dodd

“In 1967 he was censured by the Senate for using campaign funds for personal purposes.[22] [23]Beyond the Senate Ethics Committee’s formal disciplinary action, other sources (such as investigative journalist Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson’s Congress in Crisis) suggest Dodd’s corruption was far broader in scope.”

phreshone on April 2, 2009 at 11:20 AM

Man, I hope he grabs Bawney’s ankles on the way down
HomeoftheBrave on April 2, 2009 at 10:04 AM
eeeeewwwwwwww….

Really. Bad. Visual.

mrsmwp on April 2, 2009 at 11:01 AM

Actually, Barney’s pretty adept at grabbing his own ankles.

hawkdriver on April 2, 2009 at 11:22 AM

I would love to see term limits, no matter who is in office. Two terms, you’re out. That’s the only way we can rid the country of these rump legislators. But how, when they’re the ones that have to vote on it? Talk about a catch 22.

scalleywag on April 2, 2009 at 11:22 AM

Taking the high road is obviously, not winning us elections…

vsunited

Yes, but it makes Ed feel better.

SKYFOX on April 2, 2009 at 11:24 AM

Actually, Barney’s pretty adept at grabbing his own ankles.

hawkdriver on April 2, 2009 at 11:22 AM

So, I guess BOHICA doesn’t have the same negative connotations for Barney.

OK. I’ll stop now.

mrsmwp on April 2, 2009 at 11:28 AM

How can only 58% have an unfavorable opinion? How could that be possible? He should be at 98% unfavorable, with the other 2% being some of his family members. SOME.

marklmail on April 2, 2009 at 9:29 AM

I was thinking the same thing. This has got to be an “advantage” that Democrats have over us.

How can so many people in the state either be ignorant about or beholden to Dodd?

29Victor on April 2, 2009 at 11:35 AM

The apple did not fall far from the tree.

From the Nazi/Fascist/Anti-Gun tree…

Recently, with the discovery and publication of a letter from the Library of Congress to Senator [Thomas J.] Dodd from July 1968 confirming his request to have a series of Nazi laws translated from documents provided by Senator Dodd, controversy has arisen as to how much of the Gun Control Act of 1968 was taken directly from gun registration laws enacted and enforced by the Nazis in Germany and areas under Nazi control. It is believed that Senator Dodd obtained copies of the Nazi laws while serving as a prosecutor at Nuremberg

mankai on April 2, 2009 at 11:40 AM

1 down, 99 to go!

pgrossjr on April 2, 2009 at 11:50 AM

29Victor on April 2, 2009 at 11:35 AM

It’s not so hard to imagine, truthfully. I’ve hated pulling the level year after year of Arlen S. But the alternative of losing the seat was more frighting than him and his RINO antics. I guess Donks look at their crooks the same way.

hawkdriver on April 2, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Never forget the uncanny Republican knack for snatching a defeat out of the jaws of victory.

madne0 on April 2, 2009 at 12:34 PM

Of course, if the seat changes to Republican in 2010, the media will be loaded with articles about the Republican resurgence, right? Sure, it will right there next to the retractions about Republicans wandering in the wilderness for forty years.

Kafir on April 2, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Enter Lamont.

Sen Lamont.

artist on April 2, 2009 at 9:39 AM

Not gonna happen.

CT GOP voted for Lieberman by a huge margin because our guy had no chance, even in a three dog race.

If Lamont could drive us all to vote for the lesser of two liberals, what do you think his chances would be in a contest against a relative conservative? With strong legislative experience? In a two dog race?

And that’s just the CT GOPers. The majority of INDIES voted against that clown. The only people who voted Lamont were the Yellow Dog dems and the leftwing indies.

In Connecticut…we’re kind flaky that way. Send hacks like Wiecker and Dodd, but eventually, we get tired of the bozo and then it’s time to go. (See Wiecker’s loss to Lieberman in ’88…yeah, I know, two years later the state workers elected him gov. in a three horse race…he got spiked after one term though.) We send them packing. Only exception to this rule is Districts 1 and 3, which are controlled by Dem machines, but we get more turnover than you think when it comes to sending people to Capitol Hill.

2010…three GOP house reps (Takin’ back 2,4 and 5, bank on it) and a GOP senator to go with them.

The state’s bleeding and generally, that stirs the state GOP and even gets the indies out of their “vote for the incumbant” default setting. Plus there’s other issues at hand in here locally that’ll pretty much have reached critical mass by next year.

We’ll never be as red as would be ideal, but we can help buttress the house and senate caususses when neccessary…and not with total RINOs either.

SuperCool on April 2, 2009 at 1:07 PM

“Another The man who thought he could win his party’s nomination for President now looks like he couldn’t get elected dogcatcher in his own state…”

Edwards had the sane chutzpah.

burt on April 2, 2009 at 1:54 PM

Too bad he’s not stumbling into a jail cell where he belongs.

TrickyDick on April 2, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Repubs need to strike in Connecticut now, while the iron is hot.
Chip away at this tiny state then use the efforts as a template to go after other vulnerable lib dopes.
Are you listening Mr. Steele?

FireBlogger on April 2, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Louis Farrakhan would make an excellent replacement for Dodd.

Ares on April 2, 2009 at 2:30 PM

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