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Thursday, March 30, 2006


Maybe They Were Saying...


Update: A report from an attendee over at Kos doesn't mention the booing, but does confirm apathy (Joe-nertia?) in the crowd:

Dodd gave a typically excellent speech, but when he asked us to stand for Joe, only maybe half of the crowd did - the rest sat on our hands. Joe gave a rousing and funny speech (at least for him), but could barely be heard over the clink of silverware on plates. (which I swear was louder when he spoke then when Dodd did). The crowd barely paid attention to him....

All in all, a very good night for Ned. His supporters were well represented in the room. I actually saw as many of his buttons as Lieberman's. And the lack of enthusiasm for Joe from the party elite was simply stunning.

Update 2: AP confirms some booing, suggests some apathy/Joe-nertia:

Despite the camaraderie between the two, the crowd was clearly more receptive to Obama's remarks than Lieberman's speech about party unity and the potential for Democratic victories at the ballot box this fall.

In fact, scattered boos greeted Lieberman when he took the podium, and he had to stop three times during his remarks to shush the crowd so he could deliver key points.

Ned Lamont, a Democratic activist and anti-war candidate from Greenwich, is challenging Lieberman for the party's nomination this year. Legions of supporters of Lieberman and Lamont both attended the dinner.

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