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If we do not change...Obama warned: "... if we do not change our politics � if we do not fundamentally change the way Washington works � then the problems we’ve been talking about for the last generation will be the same ones that haunt us for generations to come..." ~Obama, 2007.
Now reality sets in and Sen.Chris Dodd of Connecticut is in trouble with voters back home. Dodd has been hounded by nasty scandals all year long beginning with a report in June that he was on a list of V.I.P.’s who were given preferred rates on home loans by Countrywide Financial, a lender heavily involved in the sub-prime mortgage meltdown. Remember, Dodd had oversight of that industry as a member, and now is Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. Back in April, the New York Times wrote an article saying of how much help Obama could be to the beleagured Dodd back home in Connecticut.
Today things are a little different. Obama will now start to look at the upcoming elections as a portent of things to come down his own political path. His poll ratings are down considerably. So Obama has spent the last few days jetting around the N.E. campaigning the same old talk for Senator Chris Dodd, Gov. Deval Patrick, and poor gubernatorial hopeful Creigh Deeds of Virginia.
So..."Hello Connecticut!"...."Hello, Boston!"...and soon "Hello, Virginia!" ..."and if we do not change...well, we can not change...not just yet."