September 27th, 2007
08:06 AM ET
11 years ago

Dodd and Anderson Cooper separated at birth?

Chris Dodd joked some confuse him with CNN's Anderson Cooper.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire is being hosted by MSNBC, but CNN's own Anderson Cooper got a shout-out from one of the candidates.

Joking that he is relatively unknown in the crucial primary state, Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd said he was approached by someone earlier today who asked, "Anderson Cooper, what's happened to you?"

Both men are well known for their trademark bright gray hair.

- CNN's Alexander Mooney

Filed under: Chris Dodd • New Hampshire
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. mike r., ft. lauderdale, fl.

    They look about the same age now, but Dodd at least has a little color. Sorry, Anderson.

    September 26, 2007 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  2. Brenda, Detroit MI

    WHY. IS. THIS. NEWS????

    September 26, 2007 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  3. Chip Celina OH

    It's a shame too. Dodd actually had answers for questions and didn't tap dance all over the place or outright refuse to answer.

    He and Biden were the class of the field last night.

    September 27, 2007 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  4. therealist

    Then they must have both shared the same silverspoon too..

    Anderson Cooper is the son of wealthy liberal parents, its clearly visible in his 360 show and it undercuts his creditability on most issues. Can you say culture of corruption?

    CNN just ain't what is use to be either..

    September 27, 2007 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  5. Mia, Stafford, VA

    CNN – there were much more relevant stories from the debate. Chris Dodd and Anderson Cooper's gray hair, is not a story.

    September 27, 2007 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  6. Susie, Boston, MA

    I'm very confused as the why this is the only story CNN has decided to put up about the debate so far. Is it because their chosen favorite didn't fare so well? I sure hope they have a better reason than that.

    September 27, 2007 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  7. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Funny...we don't even recognize him in CT unless he's with his drinking buddy Ted Kennedy – loving the liberal left – Dodd is just hoping for someone to pay attention to him....and get a cabinet position -I don't think Giuliani is interested in having him in his cabinet

    September 27, 2007 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  8. Jo Ann Matese, North Royalton, Ohio

    I'll bet they had a fit when Dodd mentioned Anderson's name! It just reminded everyone of how much better his You Tube debate was than the dull and boring ones MSNBC has been doing.

    September 27, 2007 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  9. Sarina Miller, Los Angeles, CA

    I think Jim Clancy qualifies much better than Anderson Cooper as a Chris Dodd look-alike.

    September 27, 2007 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  10. E. Towers, Lincoln NE

    yeah if you stand about 40 feet away and squint your eyes while waving your hand in front of your face Chris Dodd looks like Anderson Cooper 🙂

    September 27, 2007 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  11. Alizee

    How could anyone confuse this guy with Anderson Cooper? Last time I checked, Anderson was one of the hottest men on the planet. But this guy...

    September 30, 2007 02:37 am at 2:37 am |
  12. Dave, Albuquerque NM

    What he doesn't seem to realize is that Rudy could use his help commenting on his stories, rather than focusing all of his negative forces on Dodd. Seems to me like Middletown might have been slighted for some federal grant and Chris is taking it out on Dodd, in a way I would say is unfair.

    Chris Dodd seems to be the candidate that has the experience, ideas, and charisma to actually win the general election after this wacky primary race is over with. I think the focus on Dodd shows his awareness of such a situation – afterall he is a constituent of Dodd's in CT.

    October 1, 2007 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  13. Mike st pete fl

    I wonder if mr Dodd and Joe Biden are aware, that New Hampshire does not support the public education system in the state. I listened to Joe Biden speak there last saturday and he focused on education in most of the time he had. I didn't hear him mention the state of NH lack of support of the education system, is this an isolated case, I sure hope so. The state with the first primary, doesn't even support public education, has a say who might be the next president, is unbeleivable.

    October 20, 2007 10:57 am at 10:57 am |