After seeing a confused and ashen U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd in Bristol Monday -- something I was going to write about today -- I'm not a bit surprised that the veteran Democrat is pulling out of the race.
For political junkies like me, this year is getting ever more interesting.
I know a lot of people, including many Democrats, are disgusted with what they perceive as Dodd's failings as a financial regulator in recent years. It's not unfair to pin at least some of the blame for the fiscal mess on him, of course, since he headed the Senate Banking Committee.
But let's remember today that he has had a long and distinguished career during which most people in Connecticut were glad to reelect him time and again.
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