Some talking points/analysis on the Chris Dodd retirement
Makes it more likely Ds keep CT Senate seat, but also a sign of voter discontent with incumbents. Welcome to the U.S. Senate Richard Blumenthal, who says he will run.
A quick exit for Larry Summers? That’s the goal of an incipient whispering campaign within segments of his own party. Detractors of the superstar White House economic adviser blame his deficit-phobia for a skimpy stimulus and resulting jobless recovery in the United States.
The anti-Larry Summers buzz grow louder ( such as here, here and here.) There is a lot going on here. Liberals blogs have been all over him for pushing the $800 billion stimulus plan instead of the $1.2 trillion option presented to Obama by Christina Romer. Liberals, including Paul Krugman, thought it was too small then and have double-downed on that opinion since. (Alas, no high speed rail or modern-day WPA program for them.)