February 21, 2002 - MSNBC: Dominican Republic RPCV Chris Dodd considers a run for the Presidency

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By Admin1 (admin) on Saturday, February 23, 2002 - 8:48 am: Edit Post

Dominican Republic RPCV Chris Dodd considers a run for the Presidency

Read and comment on this excerpt from a story on MSNBC by political analyst Howard Fineman. The article is rather a long one and talks about the Democrats who may challenge Bush in the 2004 Presidential race. Read this excerpt about Dominican Republic RPCV Senator Chris Dodd and whether he may make a run at:

Is Bush unbeatable in 2004 election?*

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Is Bush unbeatable in 2004 election?

There’s another paired entry of sorts: Sens. Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Joe Biden of Delaware. Both are genial, savvy pols with vast experience, powerful positions in the Senate, and, I think, harbor a vague resentment that their extensive talents and knowledge aren’t fully appreciated by the Washington Wise Guys. Biden ran once before, in 1988, and went nowhere — a humiliation for a man with as much street smarts as anyone in the Senate. Dodd, who lost the Senate leadership race to Daschle by one vote years ago, hails from a long tradition of politics. He’s never run for president, but is always at the center of the action in the Senate and would like to be on the national stage. He recently became a father for the first time, which, I think, has given him a new sense of pride and urgency. Biden and Dodd are easygoing on the surface — but formidable, and both would be treated with great respect if they choose to run.

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By Philip Waite on Friday, March 01, 2002 - 8:36 am: Edit Post

If I were to choose an RPCV to run for
President, my choice would be Tony Hall from
Ohio. His Peace Corps service, and humanitarian efforts in state and federal government make
him an ideal candidate for President. However,
in today's political climate, I doubt that
these characteristics will win enough support
to defeat W.

Phil Waite
RPCV Liberia

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