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, June 14, 2006
- A banner and link for Ned Lamont are now up at the state central website. Symbolic, perhaps, of the party establishment realizing he will soon be the only Democrat running for senate. (Hat tip Jon K).
- Swing State Project takes a fresh look at the similarities between Lamont-Lieberman and Specter-Toomey. They also report on the VA-SEN primary results last night, where Jim Webb won and will take on George Allen in November. Lieberman can't be too happy about Webb winning, and having to deal with a another strong pro-military, anti-Iraq war voice in the national media this summer.
- Howie Klein wonders if Joe has "lost his marbles":
A friend of mine in Hartford, a clinical psychologist, called me yesterday evening and told me she had never seen a clearer case of projection in her career. "It has really torn into his psyche over the last month that more and more Democrats have seen him categorically exposed as a traitor. Everyone knew he was Bush's #1 ally when it came to the brutal occupation of Iraq but now everyone is connecting the dots and seeing that Lieberman is just a Republican in disguise. People who weren't sure who Sam Alito was last month now know that it was because of Lieberman's plotting with the GOP that he was confirmed as a Supreme Court Judge. So what does he do? He accuses Lamont of exactly what he is and what has made people dislike and distrust him: being deceitful and being a Republican."
- Dennis Horgan at the Courant rakes Joe over the coals:
In the battle between the Underdog and the Lapdog, the evidence mounts that the Joe Lieberman camp has not only lost touch with the senator's home state but with reality, too.
- Spazeboy has more on "Weirdos for Lamont," as do ATalbot at MLN, and this LTTE writer in the Courant:
I rather resent the notion that opposing the party machine-endorsed candidate makes one a “weirdo,” but name-calling and mudslinging have been hallmarks of the Lieberman campaign strategy so far, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Nor would I be surprised should Sen. Lieberman show his true stripes and run as an independent after accusing Lamont of ruining the Democratic Party in Connecticut.