>> Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Although there will be an inevitable rush among Beltway journalists to turn this into a "Democrats are dropping like flies!" narrative (see a classic example here), I endorse all of Matt's analysis. Dorgan dropping out is very bad news, Dodd dropping out very good news. And on balance I'd rather have Connecticut than North Dakota, as Blumenthal will almost certainly be more progressive than Drogan. I also agree that "Dodd is actually exhibiting a ton of integrity—doing the right thing for his country, his party, and the progressive political movement." I was getting very, very annoyed at Dodd for putting what should be a safe seat at risk, and I'm glad that he's doing the right thing.
...more from Fernholz.