This afternoon, Chris Dodd spoke at Saint’s Rest, the most popular café in town. After canvassing for the Obama campaign, I decided to stop by. Saint’s Rest was far from packed: the group of people listening to Dodd was probably around 30.
My impressions? I thought Dodd’s speech was alright. It certainly didn’t do anything to convince me that he is a better candidate than Obama but it showed him to be at least a decent candidate. I would prefer him to Hillary Clinton.
One thing I noticed was that the Dodd campaign’s organization was pretty poor. They weren’t very assertive or consistent in getting people to sign in when they came in or sign supporter cards when they left…some basic actions which are absolutely vital in Iowa. If it is true that he has scaled back his operation to Iowa, then he is in a heap of trouble.