Thursday, January 3, 2008
Dodd: second choice integrity in Iowa
Chris Dodd has shown an enormous amount of integrity throughout his uphill campaign in Iowa. Many, including me, have said that he's tilting at windmills.
In Iowa, where the second tier candidates have begun to strike deals on the second choice votes in the caucus, idealogues like Dennis Kuchinich, have succumbed to dealing. In the caucuses, if your candidate does not reach the 15% threshold of caucus voters, those votes are able to migrate to other candidates. Some of these below-threshold candidates have begun to encourage their supporters to vote for specific candidates. For example, Kuchinich has thrown his second choice votes to Barack Obama.
Here's what Chris Dodd had to say yesterday.