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).

Monday, June 26, 2006

 

Joe's Campaign Implodes

The new ad seems to have caused the entire Lieberman campaign to implode in a fit of furious spin. Here's the new Lieberman press release (via CGG):

Statement from Marion Steinfels on the Lieberman Campaign’s reaction to Negative Ned’s Latest Smear Tactics:

“Ned Lamont’s smear tactics hit a new low today with this vicious attack on Sen. Lieberman. Ned’s army of consultants he hired to run his campaign -from former Republican Party Chair, Tom D’Amore to Bill Hillsman- who have spent years working to defeat Democrats, are at it again.”

Yes... an "army of consultants" consisting of entirely two people. And who are those two people? An adman who got Paul Wellstone elected to the senate and an independent consultant who Lieberman falsely claimed was a Republican and Ned Lamont's campaign manager.

But it gets better...

HERE ARE THE FACTS ON JOE LIEBERMAN:

Joe Lieberman has been a scathing critic of the Bush Administration.

Hold on a sec. My brain just exploded from laughing, and I have to clean it up.

...OK, better now. Let's continue...

Joe Lieberman is the only person in the United States of America who ran against George W. Bush twice, and beat him once.

I'm not even sure I know what that means. But it doesn't exactly sound like a ringing endorsement.

Lieberman criticized the Bush administration before the war started and after it began.

But not on Iraq.

Lieberman harshly criticized the Bush Administration for being unprepared for the post war situation in Iraq.

But he hasn't done anything about it.

...Joe Lieberman Opposes Bush’s Attempts to Pack the Court with Right-Wing Ideologues, including Miguel Estrada and Dennis Shedd.

But Alito was OK.

...Joe Lieberman OPPOSED the Nomination of Samuel Alito to the US Supreme Court.

But he voted for cloture, allowing Alito onto the Supreme Court, telling Sean Hannity he did so "because it was time to move on."

It seems like someone really doesn't like being called George Bush's Favorite Democrat.
Comments:
Joe Lieberman has been a scathing critic of the Bush Administration.

That, boys and girls, is a lie.

Wave buh bye Joe!
 
"We Undermine the President's Credibility at Our Nation's Peril."

Perhaps Marion meant praising instead of scathing.
 
Marion's press release=someone who took one too many hits off the bong.
 
The Ad is positively brilliant!! Joe has been such a bad dem - he deserves the ass-kicking that he will get.

Good luck to Ned and the campaign!!

The blog is awesome, btw. Keep up the great work!!
 
Joe, doesn't the idea of a multi-million $ K Street lobbyist job look good right now? Maybe Richard Perle could even get you a seat on the Defense Policy Board with your old friends. Why not give up this politics stuff right now?
 
It seems like someone really doesn't like being called George Bush's Favorite Democrat.

this must be what joe's internal polling has determined is his biggest vulnerability, to be closely tied to bush, who may the most unpopular political person in CT right now -

it is gratifying to see the lamont campaign smartly zeroing in on joe's worst achillies heel.
 
The blog is awesome, btw. Keep up the great work!!

ditto for me!
 
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