Thursday, January 11, 2007

One in, one on the way out

Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT), the senior but lesser-known Senator from Connecticut, announces that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2008. I don't think he's got a prayer, but perhaps he'll add something useful to the debate. (You should know, dear reader, that as a political prognosticator, I am on a par with John Peter Altgeld, the governor of Illinois who said of William Jennings Bryan on the day before the Cross of Gold speech, "Tell Bryan he's got as much chance of being nominated as I do, and I was born in Germany.")

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney will be dogged by this video of his debate against Ted Kennedy in 1994, in which the Mittster espoused positions distinctly at odds with the social conservatism he now professes. It was always a matter of time before Romney had to face questions about how he could have been elected governor of true-blue Massachusetts and be a true conservative; that time may be closer.

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