Christopher Dodd, running for re-election and losing in a race against Rob Simmons, has been diagnosed with cancer.
Of course we will pray for his recovery and wish him to get well as soon as possible.
But, How does this change the state of the race?
Dodd still intends to run for re-election in November 2010. “As you have probably noticed, I'm working some long and hard hours lately,'' he said. “And that will continue.”
The latest Quinnipiac poll shows Rob Simmons beating Chris Dodd by a nasty 48-39 percent. A majority of voters in CT disapprove of Dodd.
55 percent of voters said Dodd is not trustworthy or honest.
The way I see it the man has credibility problems and it is unfortunate that CT has to be a concern for us. It is a reliably blue state.
I think that Chris Dodd should end his political career here, tell the voters that he is grateful for their support, but that he will leave the Senate in 2010. It's better for him than being demolished in the election.
I think that we need a new Democrat and I would recommend either Christopher Murphy, Rosa DeLauro, or Chris Shays, if we can get him to run as a Democrat.
What do you think, Progressives?!