MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- The boast remains the centerpiece of Hillary Clinton's campaign and the former first lady sold it aggressively during Thursday night's Democratic debate: "It is important that we have a candidate who is tested and a president who is ready to lead from Day 1." Chris Dodd, who has served in Congress during six different presidencies, has been responding with the perfect squelch.
Having written these last two dreamy paragraphs, I will now rejoin political reality by rushing off to spend the afternoon trailing Obama.
Monday, November 19, 2007
"Chris Dodd's perfect squelch"
Walter Shapiro (Salon):