Disclosure: I worked for the Lamont campaign doing web design and production and some writing for the official blog (from 9/5/06 to 11/07/06).

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


"Where's Joe?"

OK, this is good stuff.

Over at ConnecticutBlog, ctblogger has posted a description, along with photos and video, of Ned Lamont addressing the Southbury Town Democratic Committee last night.

The clip is a peek into a rapidly emerging and powerfully concise campaign message, and Lamont already seems a much more focused and practiced campaigner than he was even a few weeks ago. On a litany of issues, beginning with Iraq, but extending to warrantless domestic spying, the Schiavo case, the energy bill, judicial appointments, and fiscal policy, Ned asks one simple repeated question of the incumbent: "Where was Joe?" The answer, inevitably on almost every point, is that Joe was firmly planted on the wrong side of every issue.

If, as many have argued, 2006 is going to be a "change" election, then this message strikes me as a particularly cogent and potentially effective one... especially in a primary election where the incumbent has never previously had to defend his performance to the voters in his own party.
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