Thursday, January 8, 2009

Kennedy falling flat

Polls show Caroline Kennedy is no longer the favorite among Democrats for appointment to the New York Senate seat. Further, polls show her in a statistical tie with the likely 2010 Republican senate nominee, Rep. Peter King. (Andrew Cuomo would beat King by almost 20%.)

I predict Caroline Kennedy will be remembered as one of those candidates whose campaign peaked on the day it was announced.

P.S. - And, with friends like this . . .

Does Dowd think that:

(1) putting down other senators ("People are suddenly awfully choosy about who gets to go to the former home of Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond and Robert Torricelli");

(2) pointing out the dynastic excess in our politics ("Two Udalls were being sworn in, under the watchful eye of Stewart Udall. Mark Begich, the new senator from Alaska, is the son of a former Alaska congressman. The classy Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, son of the late Gov. Robert Casey, was there in a festive pink tie. John McCain, whose wife’s money and Arizona pull made his Senate election possible, looked on with a smile. Hillary, whose husband paved the way for her to join this club and run for president, chatted with colleagues. Jay Rockefeller wandered about, as did Chris Dodd, son of Senator Thomas Dodd. And Teddy Kennedy, walking with a cane, worked the room with his old brio"); and,

(3) setting this up as a Kennedy v. Cuomo and Clinton feud ("the camps of the other two New York dynasties — the Clintons (still bitter about Caroline’s endorsement of Obama) and the Cuomos (who’d like that Senate seat for Andrew) — have certainly done their best to undermine Caroline")

in any way HELPS Caroline?

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