Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Hillary Rodham Clinton
Posted by quotes on July 14, 2007
Dodd knocks Edwards, Clinton for trying to limit debates
SALT LAKE CITY — Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd took issue Saturday with comments John Edwards and Hillary Rodham Clinton were overheard making on limiting the number of Democrats in presidential debates.
“I’d remind them that the mic is always on,” Dodd told reporters Saturday after addressing a state convention of Utah Democrats.
“Celebrity and money are not going to decide this race,” he said. “People take some offense at it in these early primary and caucus states.”
Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, and New York Sen. Clinton were overheard by broadcast microphones after an NAACP forum in Detroit on Thursday, saying that debates should be limited to only a handful of candidates.
“We should try to have a more serious and a smaller group,” Edwards said, and Clinton agreed.
“Our guys should talk,” Clinton said, complaining the format had “trivialized” the discussion.