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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:58 AM
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I think Chris Dodd
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 01:40 AM by Egnever
Deserves more attention than he gets. The fact that he and Biden both are so low on the national radar disturbs me.

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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:59 AM
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1. Same here.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:59 AM
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2. I agree with both your statements. I commented after the debate today that if
the other debates had been as fair in allotting the time for the candidates, this would be a different race.
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:38 AM
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5. Perhaps
I am not sure how big of an actual impact the debates up untill now have had. A lot of people still arent paying attention. Anything that gives either of these two guys more time to talk to the American public I am all for.
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:22 AM
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3. Don't you think it's because they haven't tried to be stars?
They are both pretty down to earth and perhaps a little irritated with the attention the top 3 are getting...definitely irritated with the silly bickering.
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:36 AM
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4. I honestly cant fathom why.
Both are clearly good men with strong grasps of the issues. The more I listen to both the more my respect for each of them grows. Yet somehow despite being the most experienced of the field in a race where theres an ongoing argument of who is experienced enough to be president they seem to be largely ignored.

Its frustrating to me that they don't get more support.

I understand the support of hillary if based on nothing more than name recognition. I also understand the support of obama who at least appears to represent a radical change in a time when people are thirsting for it.

But when it comes down to real rock steady experience and a true record of working for the american people these two gentlemen cant be touched.

I find it very distressing that it seems to count for nothing with the american public at large.
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Think82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:55 AM
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6. "distressing" and "frustrated" are exactly what I feel, as a Biden supporter. Although I still hope
people "wake up" in time. Then again, the media does a god-awful job of covering the candidates, rarely dealing with the issues at hand, and more on this type of high school gossip thing. Look at what evewryone is tlkign about today from the debate... this Hillary-Obama smart-alec offhand comment in a 90-minute substantive debate.

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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:53 AM
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9. Funny I was discussing that with my wife last night
We taped the debate so we could watch it later and I had already come here and read some of the reaction to it before we watched it. When that little exchange came up I told her that that was what the talking heads were going on about and she said almost exactly what you did. Never do you actually here discussion of the issues. Just once I would like to see the after debate talking heads discuss the differences in various plans our candidates present instead of who had the best one liner or who made the biggest gaff. I think its a very large part of why neither of these fine men are getting traction.

Its a sad state of affairs that our decision on a leader for our country seems to boil down to who sighs the loudest or cackles or god knows what other totally irrelevant personality trait the msm finds to pick on.
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venable Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:08 AM
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7. agree completely
our nominating system is perverse, IMO. like our media.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:45 AM
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8. Chris Dodd is a good man but I believe he is out matched in this race.
I hope I'm wrong.
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:00 AM
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11. Well being a white man is a distinct disadvantage for him
and being an older white man makes it even harder.
he has no "branding" to help distinguish him from the field.
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:59 AM
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10. All very annoying
It is very annoyiong that the candidates with the most actual experience in the trenches have been largely ignored.



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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:05 AM
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12. Well, why has virtually no one outside of Connecticut
even heard of Chris Dodd?

He's been in the Senate for 26 years.

Senators get stale after a few decades.
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:08 AM
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13. I don't know you would think
Being the author of the family medical leave act that has helped millions of americans care for their families would get him some recognition but apparently most americans only care about who can pull of the best one liners. It's pathetic and so is your calling such a fine man stale.
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:27 AM
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14. He's a fine Senator. He belongs in the Senate. n/t
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