Jackie Clegg Dodd, wife of Democratic candidate and Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd, moved with her family to Iowa for the presidential campaign.
Clegg Dodd says that finding doctors, hair stylists, and schools for her two daughters has helped put her in touch with the concerns of Iowans.
“When you’re living in a place, versus coming in and spending time in hotels, you actually get to know a little bit more about it,” she tells Michele Norris. “There are some candidates who fly in and fly out again.”
She says that it took a period of years — “when he was watching [the Bush administration] trample on the Constitution” — for her husband to decide to enter the presidential race.
“I really feel like he did this because he was deeply concerned about the direction of the country, both in foreign policy and in domestic policy.”
I feel it’s my duty to warn you this may be the Happy Dodd Blog for the forseeable future, until he either drops out of the race, wins the whole shebang, or becomes somebody’s VP pick (please, Edwards/Obama, please). I realized at a party tonight that I have become that annoying girl who gets a new boyfriend and can’t shut the fuck up about how awesome he is and how cute and how he drives this great car, and let me tell you about his plan for women’s health care.