He's Probably Never Heard of Me Either
Never let it be said that virtual anonymity
would stop somebody from running for president.Sen. Christopher J. Dodd said today he has "decided to do all the things that are necessary to prepare to seek the presidency in 2008."
Of course, I have heard of Dodd. I just haven't heard anybody saying, "Why doesn't this guy run for president?"But a Dodd White House run would faces numerous hurdles. He lacks the name recognition of candidates such as 2004 ticket-mates John Kerry and John Edwards, former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, Delaware Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., and others. And the $2 million Dodd has on hand for a race is dwarfed by New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's estimated $20 million and Kerry's estimated $17 million.
This may be a trial run, with the idea of getting his name out there, so that he can make the real push in 2012 (or 2016 if a Democrat wins in 2008).
(Joke title lifted from Doonesbury)