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).
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Ask Sen. Lieberman To Support the Democratic Party
Dear Senator Lieberman,
I supported you as the Democratic Party's nominee for Vice President of the United States six years ago. However, I am deeply disturbed to find you openly contemplating an Independent run for U.S. Senate this year. As you well know, Democrats are on the cusp of reclaiming the congress for the first time in over a decade. Your threats seriously undermine the progress of the national party towards that goal, again.
Ned Lamont has already pledged to support your candidacy should you win this August. On the eve of the Connecticut Democratic Convention, I urge you to do the same.
Sign your name here.
Also, check out Colin McEnroe's take on the convention and why a Joe-less ticket is the key to Democratic success in November:
A final thought about Lieberman. I don’t buy the argument that hurting him hurts other state Democrats, especially in the three battleground congressional races. Come November, the gale force wind blowing through electoral politics will be a furious rejection of Bush and his policies, and Democrats all over the country will reap bountiful harvests from it. In Connecticut, we have the one American Democrat most heavily identified with and lovingly allied to those very Bush policies and people now in widespread disrepute.
He’s supposed to be an asset?
DavidNYC at Swing State Project has more convention thoughts.
And next week, MoveOn will conduct their own primary of CT members in order to determine whether Ned Lamont gets the groups endorsement.