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).

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Except For Connecticut Democrats

Sen. Biden displays the singular brand of respect for Democratic voters that will surely result in some Joementum of his very own in time for the 2008 primaries:

“I don’t think there’s any of us out there saying ‘Goddamn, I hope Joe doesn’t win,’” said Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.), who has endorsed Lamont in the general election.

The Hill also recaps Ned Lamont's press conference this morning in D.C.

All of this talk of "pivoting" or "carving out middle ground" is really misplaced. Anyone who's ever heard Ned's stump speech, or seem him answer questions from voters at public event after public event, knows that he is at his core a very moderate Democrat. Hopefully reporters are now starting to realize that too.
After reading the account of the breakfast, I do have concern that much of the passion that Lamont supporters brought to the primary is being discounted.
Right now, I would love to hear a passionate statement from Ned. I know that this may be risky as he strives to confirm his credentials to a broad spectrum of voters. But I worry that between his natural equanimity and his willingness to show his hesitation on some the answers is going to be percieved as softness or backpedaling.
I have felt since the primary that the campaign, as a message and an image, has been a little at sea. I am anxious to see evidence that I am needlessly worried.
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