Dick Blumenthal is just as liberal-left as Dodd.
If Linda McMahon runs a tea-party/free-market/populist/no-bailout/cut-taxes-and-spending/tough-on-terrorism/pro-Gitmo campaign she can win. She has the dough. I’m having dinner with her tomorrow night.
Blumenthal’s a nice guy, but will be an ineffective campaigner. He’ll be pro-Obama and Obamacare. He’s ripe for losing.
Rob Simmons could also do it, but he’s not a tea-party guy and he’s a weak campaigner.
The White House got Dodd out because he was a sure loser. They’ll make him an ambassador someplace.