Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter (D) will not seek a second term this fall, according to Democratic sources briefed on his decision.
Ritter was elected in a landslide in 2006, and his state's capital, Denver, hosted the Democratic National Convention and the presidential nomination of Sen. Barack Obama in 2008.
But Ritter's political fate has dipped considerably in the intervening years, and he faced an extremely difficult re-election race against former Rep. Scott McInnis (R) in November.
How many more isolated incidents before there's a trend?
UPDATE: When ABC's The Note has noticed an anti-D trend, then the trend might already have ended.
UPDATE THE SECOND: Kenny Smith tweets to me that Dodd will announce his coming entoastment on Wednesday.
I'm calling dibs on coining the word "entoast." To become toast-like; a savage thrashing. See "beclown."