Dodd-Simmons: Game On?

Here’s the headline from the JI:  Simmons weighs run for Senate

And about time. Dodd’s vulnerable … his tenure alone makes him vulnerable. Add to that his reluctance to come clean on his mortgages and his stunning lack of leadership at best and complicity at worst during the mortgage meltdown makes him a liability as a representative of the people. Enter Rob Simmons.

Robert R. Simmons, the former state business advocate and 2nd District congressman, said Friday that he wouldn’t challenge Gov. M. Jodi Rell should his fellow Republican run for re-election, but that he might try for the state’s top job if she doesn’t.

The one-time CIA officer, who during a Journal Inquirer interview said several times that he was continuing “to look for opportunities for public service,” also acknowledged that he was considering a race against U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, a five-term Democrat.

Losing Simmons in Congress was a tremendous loss for Connecticut. I can tell you personally he is a man of great integrity, and a frequent guest on the show. A former CIA intelligence officer, he is a patriot, statesman and a man of the people. He would represent the people of this state well. He certainly knows the definition of VIP, and he knows that if it doesn’t apply to every citizen of the state then it does not apply to him either.

By the way for a complete list of our Chris Dodd posts … click here and just keep scrolling. And here’s the one not on that list.

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4 replies
  1. Wayne SW
    Wayne SW says:

    I am pleased that a well known person has shown interest, and has Congressional experience is contemplating about running against Chris Dodd.  If Mr. Simmons is searious, "Dump Dodd" will be able to rally quickly and work to achieve it's mission.  We need accountability with our elected leaders.  We can't ask other states to vote out encumbants if we can't take care of business here at home.

    Now is the time to rid ourselves of "The Floater."

  2. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Dodd used to be famous for being the "bread" on a waitress sandwich (with Ted K.), but now, he is infamous for being the "meat" in a crap sandwich.

    Simmons would really be missing a bet by not going after him.  You can bet Lieberman won't waste his breath backing Dodd.  Not after all the support he got from Dodd in the Lieberman/Lamont battle.

  3. mak
    mak says:

    Give? Dodd the Nod as he is exited out of our lives! I guess he is not 10 foot tall and bullet proof as many long termers think they are… Go Dodd…go AWAY.

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