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  1. Real World

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    Not looking good for this guy. At least he's got a career in property management to fall back on.

    September 11th, 2009

    Chris Dodd Is In Deep Trouble

    Posted by Sean Trende | Email This | Permalink | Email Author

    14 months out from election day, Democratic Senator Chris Dodd is in a heap of trouble. According to Rasmussen Reports, not only is he below 50%, he is below 40%, and his likely GOP opponent, former Representative Rob Simmons, is almost at 50%. Dodd trails 49%-39%. Dodd trails former ambassador Tom Foley 43%-40%. He leads state Senator Sam Caliguri 43%-40%, and venture capitalist Peter Schiff 42%-40%. His statewide favorables stand at 40%; his unfavorables stand at a whopping 59%

    To put things in perspective, this is only slightly better than where Rick Santorum was in 2006. A September Strategic Vision (R) poll had it at 52%-38% Casey; Keystone had it at 50%-37% Casey, and Quinnipiac had it at 52%-34% Casey. Santorum lost by 18 points.

    There's a long way to go to election day, and Connecticut is a deep blue state right now. But this has to be considered at least a "Slight Lean Republican" right now, if not a "Lean Republican." Very few incumbents come back from numbers like this.
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    If I remember correctly Lieberman was in deep trouble about a year prior to the last election as well... Connecticut is a weird state.
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    Yes it is Darryl. Wierd indeed.
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    Lieberman was in trouble right up until he was reelected...he lost the primary and is officially an "independent" NOT a Democrat.
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    Thanks for watching, if you notice did not qualify his party affiliation, he was in trouble, but pulled it out.. read prior to responding..
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    Obama and the Pelosi gang are going to bring about a big change in the Congress & in the Senate, that change being they are destroying the Democratic Party, many many democrats who were "star-struck" by beautiful Barack and his glorious speeches are now watching reality in action and they don't like what they see, THE YES WE CAN PEOPLE are nothing but a bunch of Chicago Sh!t Bums.
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    In other words, your claim got backed up by someone else.

    And take your own advice, you have a problem reading before responding in most of the threads you respond to :rolleyes:
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    #15 Jersey

    Sooooooooooooooooo, does that mean Dodd can run as an Independent and he wasn't in trouble previously?
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    Since Dodd is a democrat he will be OK. Ct is a dem state and dems seem to have no problem voting for corrupt pols. If he were a pubbie in a pubbie state he would be toast, probably would have resigned already.

    Speaking of corrupt pols Rangel seems to be OK also.
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    Yes and yes. It looks like his only hope is that things improve in the economy and the focus of Congress goes away from the state's major employers(insurance) and onto something else.
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    #95 Jersey


    Not as long as health care proponents continue to make health insurers the scapegoats and go after them.....
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    As long as health care is in the headlines and the economy is bad he will have trouble...if he gets a few months of other news headlines especially ones that don't affect Connecticut he should be able to wow the voters into voting for him yet again.
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    I hope they break his legs, he's a piece of sh!t.
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    No more "waitress sandwiches" with Teddy and this toad stool gone. He should just avoid embarrassing himself further and resign right now. When the spotlight finally catches up with what he did to destroy America's economy he could end up tarred and feathered.


    .... not a bad idea!!!



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    You grow more delusional and hypocritical with each passing day. Consider Aricept.

    Are you actually pretending republicans don't vote for corrupt republicans? You've just officially excused yourself from legit consideration here, even in the view of the most tolerant of forum posters.

    Again, can't tell when you're lying, or just dumb. I suspect, based on your history here, you're lying.
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    Marion Barry, T Kennedy, C Dodd, C Rangel and Rep Jefferson say Hi....
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    Nice non-denial. What does that have to do with your latest round of daily hypocrisy?
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    Nice deflection, trying bury the discussion of one of the Democrat's most senior members in dire straits with talk of corruption by other Congressmen :rolleyes:
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    It's not a deflection, and you might want to mind your business, especially when you miss the point entirely. I didn't defend dems, I corrected your buddy's dumb statement.

    Your ally there, the board's biggest partisan hack, is the one who make the statement that dems re-elect corrupt candidates, while the republicans (somehow) do not. No one else made that assertion but him.

    That's not a deflection on my part, that's accountability for a blatant falsehood. Get it yet?
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    Bull crap. It is a deflection. You chose to pounce on one part of his entire statement to deflect from the main discussion.

    And you have no problem jumping into threads and jump on posters especially ones you have a personal dislike for so take you own damn advice.

    Did he say they do not? No. You are putting words in his mouth. :rolleyes:

    And you are using his being a partisan hack as a defense is comical: you are one of the biggest hacks on the forum!

    You are trying to spark a fight with him that has nothing to do with Dodd or his reelection chances, it is as blatant of a deflection as there is here.
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