Remember when President Obama when out of his way to praise Chris Dodd at the credit card reform signing ceremony? Now we know why.

Dodd is using the footage in a new campaign ad.

"I want to give a special shout out to Chris Dodd," Obama can be heard saying in the new commercial, "who has been a relentless fighter to get this done."

Facing at least one primary challenger and trailing (though catching up) in polling matchups with potential Republican opponents, Dodd is obviously doing all he can to tie himself to Obama.