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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:14 PM
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Lamont Attracting New Democratic Allies
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Connecticut-Senat...

August 20, 2006
Lamont Attracting New Democratic Allies
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Filed at 7:43 p.m. ET

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- When political newcomer Ned Lamont announced six months ago that he was challenging Sen. Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary, his support came mostly from grass-roots activists, a few state politicians and some liberal Internet bloggers.

But since Aug. 8, when he defeated the 18-year incumbent by about 10,000 votes, Lamont has discovered a lot of new friends -- especially those within the Democratic establishment who originally backed Lieberman.

Lamont's phone has been ringing off the hook as politicians call, offering to campaign for the man who wrested the party nomination from a one-time vice presidential candidate by harnessing anger against the war in Iraq.

'There appear to be a lot of people that have heard that Connecticut is a nice place to be during (fall) foliage season,'' joked Tom Swan, Lamont's campaign manager.

..more at link....


Conn in the Fall..... Sounds good to me :rofl:

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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:22 PM
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1. The Opportunists Are Flocking
Which is good for Lamont, provided there aren't any ringers in the bunch. That's what I would lose sleep over--the Judas friend.
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:10 PM
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4. Not Necessarily
I'm active in my local DEC (Democratic Executive Committee) and I can tell you many have this "thou shalt not challenge an incumbent" attitude. So, I would presume that philosophy is also prevelent amongst elected Democrats.

But, there is also the idea that you support your party's candidate.

So, before the primary they would support Lieberman because he was the incumbent, even if they were pissed at him for whatever reason. But now, Lamont is the Democratic Party nominee.

It is wrong for any elected Democratic official to publicly support Lieberman. Not for any of the reasons people like to say is why Lieberman lost, but it is wrong to support him now for the same reason it was right to support Lieberman in the primary. It is wrong for the same reason it is wrong for Republicans to back Lieberman over their own candidate.
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Acadia Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:03 AM
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7. Lieberman accepting bush's help is selling his soul and he will
pay up if he gets elected. His integrity never really existed, it was just hypocrisy. If he gets elected he will go rePIG all the way, kissing up and supporting everything the monkey idiot wants.
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:13 PM
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5. And Lamont should keep the pressure on calling for support
and unity.
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:25 PM
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2. & Lieberman attracting a lot of Fundies/Zionistas nt
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:29 PM
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3. But the more of them he gets, the more true Dems he loses
:)
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:44 PM
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6. Agreed...All he has to do is keep spouting the Right wing talking points
and attacking other Dems...he can lose the Dem voters who voted for him on his own....

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