Sen. Dodd and Sen. Biden are out of the race

Oh hell…I’m really upset that Dodd didn’t do well in Iowa. He lost to ‘undecided’! I understand that he had these media corporations against him (Biden too!), but he moved his family to Iowa. Exactly what was his campaign doing with him out there? I’m not too upset about Biden. Both him and Richardson have great foreign experience, but Biden is way too corporate for my tastes. Some people excuse that because of the situation in Delaware. I’m not quite buying it. But they both did well in the debates, when the talking heads actually gave them time, and I’ll be sorry to see them leave before Nevada.

CNN says:

Delaware Sen Joe Biden will abandon his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, three sources tell CNN. He is not expected to endorse any other candidate tonight.

A senior campaign aide tells CNN that Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd is abandoning his campaign for president as well — an official announcement is expected shortly.

The email I received from the Dodd campaign:

I count the past year of campaigning for the presidency as one of the most rewarding in a career of public service.

Unfortunately, I am withdrawing from that campaign tonight.

But there is no reason to hang our heads this evening — only the opportunity to look towards a continuation of the work we started last January: ending the Iraq War, restoring the Constitution, and putting a Democrat in the White House.

I know a lot of you came to this email list through a shared desire to return our nation to one that respects the rule of law, and I want to make one thing clear to all of you:

The fight to restore the Constitution and stop retroactive immunity does not end with my Presidential campaign. FISA will come back in a few weeks and my pledge to filibuster ANY bill that includes retroactive immunity remains operative.

You’ve been an invaluable ally in the battle, and I’ll need you to stick by my side despite tonight’s caucus results.

So, one more time, thank you for all of your efforts throughout the course of this entire Presidential campaign.

We made a real difference in shaping the debate, and we’ll continue to do so in the coming days, weeks and years.

I’ll never forget you, and what we’ve fought for, together, over the past year.

Chris Dodd

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