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.