Dodd Slams Second Choice Deals in Iowa
January 02, 2008
Doesn't look like Chris Dodd will be telling his supporters to back anyone else in the event he fails to reach the 15% viability threshold. Todd Beeton has a rush transcript of remarks Dodd made today:
Well, I don't think that Kucinich supporters in Iowa like the idea that Dennis is going to tell them how to vote tomorrow night. I went back and stood up and filibustered on the constitution the other day, Barack Obama did not. I know Kucinich supporters here care about the constitution.(...)
I don't think they're going to walk into a caucus at Dennis's behest and cast a ballot he'd like them to cast. This is not an auction here. [...]
I'll make up my own mind as a caucus-goer but don't you tell me as a candidate, in fact I'm offended that you'd even suggest that I ought to do what you want me to do. [...]
The idea that you're willing to market me, to auction me off to some other campaign would truly bother me.Clearly, there won't be any deals from the Dodd campaign. I think he is basically right in his criticism of such deals, too.