Friday, January 8, 2010

Proactive Politics

Well it didn't take long at all! It appears that the politicians are being proactive and retiring versus the alternative of being thrown out of office.

WASHINGTON - "Sen. Christopher Dodd, a five-term Democrat whose political stock began falling after the financial meltdown, has decided not to seek re-election in November, sources told NBC News. Word of his retirement comes hours after North Dakota Democrat Byron Dorgan announced he will not seek re-election." Source: MSNBC

"The Peter Schiff Senate race will be interesting to watch."
Random Roving 1/1/10

"So the political winds have forced Dodd to quit. Does this give Peter Schiff more or less of a chance to replace Dodd as Connecticut’s next Senator?"
Source: Liberty Maven

DENVER — "Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. of Colorado, a first-term Democrat, and spokesman for a band of upstart Democratic governors in historically Republican strongholds in the West, will not seek a second term in office this fall, a Colorado Democrat with knowledge of the governor’s plans said Tuesday. 'He is publically announcing tomorrow that he is dropping out of the race,' said the Democrat, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the situation, and so spoke on condition of anonymity. Mr. Ritter faced a tough race, with an apparently unified Republican party against him, a somewhat divided Democratic party on his flanks and a state still stumbling economically. But the news still shook Colorado politics, and shifted the dynamic of the fall contest, with no incumbent — for better or worse — to rally behind or to attack." Source: NY Times

"Politicians ratings will continue to fall aligning with a continued decline in mass social mood. Incumbents beware."
Random Roving 1/1/10

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