Breaking: Dodd Has Dropped Out of the Race, Biden Also Dropping Out

There were rumors earlier that Chris Dodd would drop out of the race tonight. NBC has confirmed that Chris Dodd has dropped out of the Democratic race for president. I’m really sorry to see him drop out… The Boston Globe has more on Chris Dodd’s decision.

UPDATE: Joe Biden has also dropped out of the race.

I think it really says something about the race when we have record turnout in Iowa and yet 2 candidates, qualified and talented candidates don’t make the cut at all.

UPDATE 2: CNN Reports:

Delaware Sen Joe Biden and Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd abandoned their bids for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night.

“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,” Dodd said in an e-mail message sent to supporters 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. … You’ve been an invaluable ally in the battle, and I’ll need you to stick by my side despite tonight’s caucus results.”

Meanwhile, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson — who will finish a distant fourth in Iowa, with roughly 2 percent of the vote — is staying in the race. “We are on the way to New Hampshire tonight. We plan to make this a referendum on the Iraq war. This is far from over,” Press Secretary Tom Reynolds tells CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux.

No word from the Kucinich camp as far as I have seen tonight.

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One Response to Breaking: Dodd Has Dropped Out of the Race, Biden Also Dropping Out

  1. Nick says:

    Really sorry to see Biden and Dodd go. I like Edwards, but frankly I’m tired of experience being denigrated. Obama’s a nice guy, I just don’t think he’s ready for prime time. Sure Cheney are Rumsfeld had experience but the reason for the Iraq War was our “decider” who had about as much experience in foreign policy as a child in a corporate boardroom!

    It wasn’t the experienced people who got us into war so much as it was that an immature president without experience followed people who twisted their experience to justify this most terrible of foreign policies. Imagine JFK (much more experienced in foreign affairs than thought at the time) going along with the Joint Chiefs during the Cuban Missile Crisis. They had “experience” but so did JFK!