Dodd Not Seeking Re-Election
At least let's hope so. This Washington Post article indicates that Dodd is through.
Embattled Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) has scheduled a news conference
for Wednesday at which he is expected to announce he will not seek reelection,
sources familiar with his plans said Tuesday night.
Word of Dodd's
retirement plans comes after months of speculation about his political future,
his faltering poll numbers and a growing sense among the Democratic
establishment that he could not win a sixth term in the Senate.
He should be "embattled." He and Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) led the charge against regulation of the mortgage industry and the credit default swaps that led to the crisis this country experienced (and the world for that matter).
Ol' BC thinks it is a wonderful thing that he's giving it up. Now if he would only give back the money he received from Fannie and Freddie. This is one more example of the need for Congressional term limits.
Just a thought.