Firefighters Endorse Dodd

As J. notes below, I speak for me only on this

While the Media and some others want to call the race for the Dem nomination 5 months before a vote is cast, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) is having none of it, endorsing the best candidate for President in this race, Senator Chris Dodd. Matt of the Dodd blog has the details:

The International Association of Fire Fighters has announced that Chris Dodd will recieve their endorsement. IAFF President Harold Schaitberger says Dodd is "the man we trust to keep our country safe and families secure." The Fire Fighters don’t know what challenges we will face in the future, but regardless of the situation, we know what kind of leadership Chris Dodd will offer.

Fire fighters bring more than just an endorsement in name … there are tangible benefits that come with this endorsement that build on our already strong grass roots organization - boots on the ground, organizational and volunteer strength.

. . . Dodd and Schaitberger will be visiting Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada over the next four days and meeting with local firefighters along the way. . . .

The voters will decide this race. Not the moneymen. Not the Media. And not the "buzz."

I urge everyone to really look at the candidates and decide who you think would be the best President. I think the choice is clear - Chris Dodd.

[Added by TL: As always, Big Tent Democrat speaks for himself only.]

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    Although the firefighters' union neglected to (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by oculus on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 06:39:33 PM EST
    mention Dodd is leading on the war NOW. They did say he carries water for them.

    ooooh (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by andgarden on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 06:41:56 PM EST
    But Bill Richardson does too!!! heh.

    Getting us out of Iraq (none / 0) (#3)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 06:51:37 PM EST
    is part of keeping us safe.

    Nice extrapolation, but I agree. (none / 0) (#4)
    by oculus on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 06:52:44 PM EST
    The IAFF backed Lieberman against Lamont (none / 0) (#15)
    by Geekesque on Wed Aug 29, 2007 at 11:20:07 AM EST
    in the general election, so the war apparently isn't a big issue for them.

    I'm sure the turning point (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by Maryb2004 on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 06:57:11 PM EST
    in their decision to endorse was your prior endorsement.  

    Plus the Iowa straw poll. (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by oculus on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 06:58:26 PM EST
    Modesty does not permit . . . (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 07:00:23 PM EST
    But of course I was the key . . .

    Fidel is a fence-sitter on Dodd today, (none / 0) (#8)
    by oculus on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 07:14:58 PM EST
    although he does know Ron Paul's middle name.



    Fidel is dead (none / 0) (#9)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 07:20:12 PM EST
    You know he really might be.

    If he is (5.00 / 2) (#12)
    by taylormattd on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 07:51:53 PM EST
    I'll be very impressed with Perez Hilton.

    Heh (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 07:52:31 PM EST
    True. Missing the big Revolution Day speechifying (none / 0) (#10)
    by oculus on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 07:21:54 PM EST
    is pretty good evidence.  Will he end up like Lenin and Uncle Ho?

    Let's hope (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 07:23:25 PM EST
    Sneaking in a comment (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by jpete on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 11:29:01 PM EST
    I couldn't find your email address, Armando.  Otherwise this would be a more private note. I have  thought a lot about a comment you made some time ago about the forum dkos had given you. I do think your blog home here is a  great forum for ideas; I'm much less sure dkos remains as one. There seems to have been a choice - conscious or not - between its being a forum important for its numbers and one important for its ideas.

    I'm not sure people enforcing decision realized what it was, and of course many really good people remain, but there seems less motivation.

    In the meantime, a  blog I really respect asked  me to join, so I'm moving on.  This all might be for the best; it's great to see what you are doing here.  As always, with respect if sometimes disagreement....


    Maybe he, bin Laden, and Tupac can (none / 0) (#16)
    by Geekesque on Wed Aug 29, 2007 at 11:20:51 AM EST
    release a posthumous collaboration.

    Firefighters endorse Dodd? (none / 0) (#17)
    by Patrick on Wed Aug 29, 2007 at 02:46:59 PM EST
    Or the firefighter's union endorses him?  FWIW, my union, PORAC, rarely endorses a candidate that I, or many of my co-workers would.  The union is in business for the union, and at least in california, it's a back scratch-money game, not what's best for the union members.