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).

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

 

Liveblogging Highlights

From Ned's one-hour online Q&A at dKos tonight:

On Lieberman's desperate attack ads:

"The attack ads take budget votes from 15 years ago; the claims are false and it is disappointing that the senator wants to talk about anything except for the issues which people across this state ask me about everyday. My votes have always made education a top priority, and they always will."

On the corrupting effects of Washington:

"I am not taking any lobbyist money, I am clearly not obligated to the political brass; I am only obligated to the thousands of grassroots people who have supported my campaign, and my outspoken kids who keep me honest."

On representing the people of Connecticut:

"I believe that the Senator is representing himself, not the people of CT who believe as I do that staying the course in Iraq is not a winning strategy."

On his showing at the convention:

"Our delegates showed alot of guts at the convention.It was a public vote and many of the party brass were looking over the shoulders of delegates as they voted. This is how progressive movements begin."

On Lieberman running as an Independent:

"If Senator Lieberman runs as an independent, he will split the Republican vote."

On the opinion of party big wigs:

"Publicly the party brass do not think much of primaries, but privately many of them are saying 'go for it,' the Party needs a shot in the arm."
Comments:
On Lieberman running as an Independent:

"If Senator Lieberman runs as an independent, he will split the Republican vote."

this is so obvious to anyone here in CT, but yet the DC beltway pundits, who have no sense of the pulse here in CT, keep repeating their standard template thinking that joe and ned will split the dem vote because they are both dems, not comprehending that joe is a dem in name only, and thus joe's base here in CT consists more of repubs now.

good job with the highlights!
 
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