Joe Biden, Chris Dodd react to Bhutto’s death

Democratic presidential candidate Chris Dodd just called into the Radio Iowa newsroom to talk about the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.  Here is a quick quote (note the slaps at Obama and Clinton toward the end):  "We need to have a person in that Oval Office come January 20th next year that when the unexpected like this happens, it will be a person who’s dealt with issues.  I’ve spent 26 years on the Foreign Relations Committee.  I served in the Peace Corps in Latin America.  I know the middle east well.  A year ago at this time I was in the region here, in Pakistan, for obvious reasons but over the years, you know Musharraf.  I met with him.  Benazir Bhutto’s a friend.  I’ve known her for a long time, so I’m not encountering these issues for the first time and I think as people get closer to Caucus date, these events and events like this are going to highlight the importance and understanding that good, soaring speeches are not the experience we need at this moment and frankly, even being the First Lady of the United States, it doesn’t necessarily qualify for you for dealing with these issues as I have over the last quarter of a century on a daily basis."

Here is the audio from Dodd’s call to Radio Iowa.

The Biden campaign provides this link if you want to listen to Senator Joe Biden’s news conference in Des Moines this morning where he discussed Bhutto’s assassination.

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About O.Kay Henderson

O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.