|In his speech,
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) declared that, "In 2008, the American people are
going to have an answer for the election-defrauding, wire-tapping, Abu-Graihbing,
debt-exploding, Exxon-loving, Brownie-you've-done-a-hellavu-job crowd."
However, Dodd said that criticism of the Bush administration in itself
is not a winning formula. "As a candidate for the presidency, I'll
certainly remind people of the damage that this administration has done
to our country at home and around the globe, but I also intend to spend
more time telling people what I want us to do together to make America
great again," Dodd stated. He said:
Leadership insists on holding a core set of values, a core
set of principles, and a demonstrated ability to bring people together
around those common values and principles. That's what I did on the
Family Medical Leave Act, on childcare, in Central America, on the FIRE
Act, and many other issues and what I will do if you'll nominate me and
give me the chance to be your President.