November 2nd, 2007
09:15 PM ET
9 years ago

Dodd meet and greet

Dodd campaigns in Manchester.

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - Following an event at the University of New Hampshire, democratic presidential candidate Chris Dodd went to a Manchester hotspot, the Puritan Backroom, for a meet and greet.

Dodd made the rounds, chatting up diners and staffers at nearly every table in the packed dimly lit room. While many customers asked for photographs with the Connecticut Senator, the question, ‘who is that?’ was heard repeatedly.

CNN overheard one customer explain, ‘he’s a Republican.’

Accompanying Dodd was Ted Kennedy Jr., son of longtime Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts.

He and his brother Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-Rhode Island, are supporting Dodd’s presidential campaign.

“I have been a friend and a fan of Chris Dodd for many years, “Kennedy said. “He’s been one of my family’s closest friends. I believe in what he’s doing. I think he’s the most qualified candidate in the field today.”

Kennedy said that while Dodd might not win the “current popularity contest,” he has the best experience to lead the country.

He was asked who his father might endorse for president.

“My dad, you know, he’s got a lot of friends in this race with so many senators in the race. I don¹t know what his decision is,” Kennedy said.

Kennedy said his father would campaign for the eventual Democratic nominee, no matter who it is.

–CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla

Filed under: Chris Dodd • New Hampshire
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Karen,ny

    All that I can say about Dodd is that he just has no appeal whatsoever. He is a very blah person.

    November 3, 2007 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  2. larrythelush

    Is Patrick allowed to drive again?
    Oh..., that's right, he's priviledged and unlike the rest of us can drink and drive with immunity as long as he says he's on the way to a congressional vote. wink wink...

    November 3, 2007 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  3. E. Elliott, Orlando, FL

    I Kennedy likes Dodd, then he is not the man to be President. Not that he would not be a vast improvement, but because of a morally unsupportable pro-criminal immigrant policy just like Kemmedy's.

    November 3, 2007 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  4. Dan, Saint Louis, MO

    The only interesting aspect of Dodd's candidacy is his distinct similarity to our nation's symbol, the bald eagle.

    November 3, 2007 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  5. Mary

    I think your very Honest,been in the washington field along time i hope you click on the heels of John Edwards,get into the race,use your knowledge.

    November 3, 2007 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |