Thursday, April 05, 2007

Thinking Better of Dodd (re: Reid-Feingold)

Sen. Chris Dodd (Conn.) yesterday became the first Democratic presidential hopeful to join Reid in cosponsoring Sen. Russ Feingold’s (D-Wis.) war-funding plan. Dodd released a statement calling the withdrawal bill “the strongest congressional measure to get the U.S. out of Bush’s failed policy in Iraq.”
Dodd's announcement is an act of leadership. A call for others to get on board with the next step against Bush.

Clinton's response to the threatened Bush veto was less than significant:
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), likewise vying for the nomination, used her campaign’s megaphone to start an online petition telling Bush not to veto the supplemental when it hits his desk, which will likely come by the end of the month.
As if Bush would ever pay attention to that.

As for some of the rest of the field:

Obama: "Still looking at it"
Edwards: It doesn't go far enough, won't yet say he supports it.
Biden: No position yet; dealing with supplemental still

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