Senator Dodd hints at 2008 Presidential run; backs Lieberman
Senator Dodd seems to have his eye somewhat fixed on the 2008 Presidential race and predicts (again) that Joe Lieberman will beat Ned Lamont in the primary.
U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd says he is considering running for president in 2008.Dodd talks about 2008 and his support of Joe Lieberman but he still refuses to answer the question on whether or not he will back whoever wins the Lamont/Lieberman primary.
"It's an itch," Dodd told The Associated Press during an interview in his Senate office on Monday. "Could grow. Could disappear. It's an itch. It's not a bad word to use."
The 2008 race for the Democratic nomination is expected to be a crowded one, with national figures such as Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., seen as likely candidates.
"There's an itch," Dodd said. "It's a little itch at this point."
Dodd said he realizes that the field is rapidly starting to take shape. Other Democratic presidential hopefuls are already laying the foundation for possible White House bids, traveling to key primary states, lining up campaign staffers and courting top fundraisers.
"If you have any thoughts of doing it, you ought to make up your mind pretty quickly because the window closes," the senator said.
He did not offer any timetable on a decision.
Dodd, meanwhile, predicted that his colleague Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., will turn back his Democratic primary challenge from Ned Lamont, who is taking sharp aim at Lieberman's support of the Iraq war.
"He prevails in all of this," Dodd said of Lieberman. "But it will make the next 18 weeks uncomfortable ... He's gotta pay attention to it, and he is."
I guess he didn't get the message so keep calling him.
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