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 03, 2006
Wednesday Night Round-Up
- The campaign's New Haven office will celebrate its grand opening with an open house tomorrow, Thursday, at 5pm: 205 Church St., Suite 501. Ned's wife Annie will be there, and there will be a petition training session afterwards.
- Also tomorrow night in New Haven, Ned will be attending CT NOW's awards dinner, although he will not be speaking. Kathleen Sloan, executive director of the group, has signed on to Connecticut Choice Voice (I messed up the group's name earlier), the new pro-choice group that has endorsed Ned Lamont. Firedoglake has more.
- Joe comes out with a mailer, Ned comes out with a mailer (pdf). Difference is, Ned's isn't full of lies about his record.
Just one example: Joe claims in his flyer to have "Opposed Bush's Risky Plan to Privatize Social Security" when, in fact, he was playing footsie with Bush on the issue at the time, undercutting an otherwise completely united Democratic party - you know, his usual M.O.
- A commenter at My Left Nutmeg has a great summary of Lamont's appearance yesterday in Cheshire. The best part:
Multiple people thanked Ned for stepping up to the plate and finally giving us a choice. One dissenting voice, who asked why he should vote against Lieberman-- who he felt has served our state well-- was given a comprehensive and heartfelt response from Lamont, who went on to list legislation supported by Joe that conflicts with our state and party's values in a profound way. When he finished this response, he received loud applause all around.
Time and time again I have seen and heard of instances like this, where Lamont actually listens and responds to the concerns of Democratic voters in a meaningful way. What a 180-degree difference from Lieberman, whose entire campaign is actually based around the slogan "we're not going to change each others' minds."
- Gotta love these instant reports - a diarist at Kos writes up the Glastonbury meet-and-greet tonight, apparently it got a huge turnout:
There were about 140 people there, most of them already enthusiatic supporters. His people claimed that this was the best turnout at such an event they've seen so far. Ned gave a good talk about why he's running, stressing his interest in and committment to education and universal healthcare. He seemed to be working hard to shatter the notion that he's a one-issue anti-war candidate.
Also on the CT Choice Voice list are a former CT NOW director (Bev Brakeman), current or former elected officials (Lynne Ide, Carrie Saxon Perry, Louise Simmons), a former director of CT NARAL (Laurel Tiesinga), a former state rep candidate (Beth Daponte), and many other prominent women advocates.Post a Comment