Chris Dodd is retiring?!?!?!
Wow. What does that tell you? Two things: 1) Dodd was scared of Schiff. 2) Dodd had a pretty good idea of how to screw Schiff (and every liberty-loving American). Now Schiff is no longer running against an increasingly unpopular Banking Committee chairman who unwittingly helped engineer the worst bubble/crash since the Great Depression. He's running against a popular Democratic attorney in a heavily Democratic state (if what I hear is true).
It's not about political gain or personal glory with these folks, is it? It's about Them vs. Us. Them's the power elite in congress, banks, and law firms, and Us'ns is the po' folk who din no inna bettuh.