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).
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Sunday News Round-Up
- Amazingly, Lieberman today once again refuses to rule out running as an Independent or Republican if he were to lose the Democratic primary:
"Any disappointment would be in the kind of campaign that is run. I intend on winning the primary, but I'm not going to exclude any other possibility. I want to be on the November ballot, and I intend to be Democratic candidate on the ballot. I'm proud to be a Democrat and I have my own vision of what that means."
Threatening to leave the party if you lose is certainly a unique definition of what it means to be a Democrat. Joe's message is clear: this seat belongs to him, not to the people who elected him or the party that elected him. That attitude is neither Democratic nor democratic.
- Add yet another longtime Republican to the list of "reality-based" viewpoints on Iraq that Joe still doesn't share. Who's next, Wolfowitz? Get out while you still can, Joe. You're quickly becoming an absolute joke on national security.
- Ned Lamont's hometown Greenwich Time gets the headline right: "Lamont: Joe's out of touch." Lieberman once again says the campaign "can't be about one issue." Don't flatter yourself, Joe. Connecticut Democrats have a plethora of issues with you. Why don't you appear in an open forum with Ned Lamont and see if you can count them as they're thrown at you?
- Adam Cohen mentions the effect of the netroots on Lamont's campaign in an op-ed piece on Crashing the Gate in today's Times (via Scarce at My Left Nutmeg):
Far-flung political activists now join together on sites like dailykos.com, and inject themselves into matters that used to be settled behind closed doors. The netroots helped make Mr. Dean head of the Democratic National Committee, over several establishment candidates. Now, they are backing Ned Lamont in a primary challenge to Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, who is about as popular among liberal bloggers as a computer virus.
I disagree. Computer viruses generally don't stick around for 18 years.
- One final time: Tomorrow, Old State House, Hartford, CT, 4pm. The official announcement of Ned Lamont for Senate. I unfortunately won't be there, but hopefully as many as possible will. If you are planning on posting a report or photos or video, send me an email.