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).
Sunday, July 09, 2006
Sunday Morning Round-Up
- Everyone will be fine, but what a horrible day for the campaign staff in New London yesterday, as a car driven by an 89-year-old man hit several festivalgoers at Sailfest, including several there with the campaign. Hope Rafe and everyone else who was injured gets well soon.
- As the official blog notes, several editorials are out this morning - both locally and nationally - calling this race a "purge" and describing the "vigilante politics" practiced by bloggers. (Apparently, it's "vigilante politics" nowadays to ask your elected representatives a question for the record.) As to the "purge" language, I'll repeat a point I made earlier this week:
No one - certainly not Ned Lamont - is trying to "force" Joe Lieberman out of the party. Ned has repeatedly challenged Joe to stay in the party and support the primary winner (that's what members of parties do, Joe). Lamont supporters want Joe to remain a Democrat. We just don't want him in the senate anymore. Please understand the difference.
In the end, there is no way Lamont could be doing as well as he is without one simple fact being true - that, in the minds of many Connecticut Democrats, Joe Lieberman has been doing a very poor job as senator. So much so that he has opted to run away from the party and the primary if it looks like he's going to lose.
- Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks also spells it out very slowly:
We are not against Joe Lieberman because we are leftists who require ideological purity. We are against him because he aids and abets an out of control Republican Party.
- Maxine Waters to campaign for Lamont, Firedoglake reports.