Mike Rogers

Here's why I like Dodd for Majority Leader

Filed By Mike Rogers | December 20, 2007 1:05 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Chris Dodd, Democrats, election 2008, government, Senate, White House

While the Democratic candidates for president claim to be for equal rights for LGBT Americans, Chris Dodd is the only one who took a bold step in bringing his own family in to the discussion. When I heard Dodd speak at YearlyKos (Now NetrootsNation), I was quite impressed as he spoke of the possibility that his two young daughters might grow up to be lesbians. I've never heard a parent make it so personal -- and so comfortably.

OK, it's true, like the others, Dodd has no concrete plan to end Don't Ask, Don't Tell, but he's a whole hell of a lot better than the others on our issues.

For whatever reasons make politics work, Dodd will not be heading to the White House. However wouldn't it be nice to have a pro-choice Democrat leading the Senate?

Huffington Post - Momentum Builds For Dodd Run At Majority Leader:

As the political season reaches its Iowa caucus climax, momentum is building for Sen. Chris Dodd to parlay his presidential campaign into a bid to challenge Sen. Harry Reid, D-NV, for Majority Leader.

Almost all of support for this effort now comes from the netroots, much of which favors such a move. But talk of Dodd making a run at the post has slowly crept into the corners of Capitol Hill as well. And in light of the Connecticut Democrat's successful filibuster threat this week over granting immunity to telecommunications firms that conducted warrantless surveillance, some in the progressive community see the framework for a potential shakeup."

(Crossposted from BlogActive)

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It is my understanding he is not running for reelection in 2010. Has this changed?

I really like Dodd too, Mike. He should be getting more serious consideration for President even if he didn't end up the nominee. A friend of mine predicted that he'd end up a cabinet member. I can't remember if the prediction was for Sec of Defense or Sec of State, because he made it so long ago. I've always wondered if he'd end up right.

Senator Dodd will probaly be offered a job in a Hillary cabinet as will Joe Biden and Bill Richarson. Now Obama will probaly be offerd the VP slot if he is the number 2 candidate at the convention which he may or may not accept. So stay tuned its going to be a wild two months till after the Febuary Primaries are done!