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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:48 PM
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Hundreds NOT Thousands of Lieberman Workers! ONLY 817 Indie Signatures!
The campaign is reportedly not able to get thousands of workers--that has not materialized. Now Joenertia's campaign is talking about "hundreds of workers".

Sen. Joseph Liebermans (D-CT) Tour for Tomorrow continues to be punctuated with todays struggles to save his troubled campaign. In the aftermath of a Quinnipiac poll this morning showing the three term Democrat far behind behind challenger Ned Lamont in Tuesdays primary, Lieberman must decide how or if to salvage his get-out-the-vote operation.

Word is leaking out of the campaign that efforts to hire and organize several thousand itinerant campaign workers have fallen far short of expectations and necessity. Lieberman and his battered brain trust will now have to decide whether to continue investing funds in that effort or save money for November. These primary troubles are a preview of what he can expect in his new life as an independent should he lose on Tuesday. Much of his weak campaign organization will dutifully head to the triumphant Democratic nominee or simply sit out the race.

Party professionals are appalled at the parlous state of Liebermans campaign organization. And thats something it takes more than a few weeks to build. The invoice for neglecting Connecticut Democrats for the past six years is now due. Its a ruinous sum for George Bushs favorite Senate Democrat.

Meanwhile, Lamonts campaign drove home its advantage in volunteers today by putting out a call to rally all hands for the final push. As the weeks have worn on, all the energy in this campaign has been with Lamont and there will be no brownouts between now and Tuesday.


http://www.journalinquirer.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=169...


Only 817 Signatures for his independent ballot slot so far and he needs 7500 turned in by August 9th to qualify. Supposedly he wanted his campaign to focus on the primary, so a measly group of 25 lesser lights were assigned to gather the signatures. Joenertia may not even get the 7500, as his campaign has virtually collapsed, with very few attending his stops, which could not even be called rallies.
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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:50 PM
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1. Has 817 sigs and needs 7500? THAT is a huge gap! eom
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:53 PM
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3. And 6 days... 6 hot, humid, vaccation days
to do it.

Bye, bye Joey... it's been good to have fun on ya.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:53 PM
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2. Do you mean that Joe could not even hire the RepubliCANTS to help him?
:nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :hurts: :hurts: :hurts: :hurts: :hurts: :hurts: :hurts: :hurts: :hurts: :hurts: :hurts: :spank: GET IT JOE? you are HISTORY :spank:
:spank: GET IT JOE? you are HISTORY :spank:
:spank: GET IT JOE? you are HISTORY :spank:
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:21 AM
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8. I read Joe has hired the Young Republicans
Which is probably where they got the idea to act like thugs and pick fights at Lamont rallies. Who else but a Young Republican would come up with such a thuggish idea?
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:59 PM
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4. My wife answered an ad on "Jobs that are Left" for gotv
workers. She asked who it was for. The response was Lieberman. She responded thusly: I thought this was jobs that are left? I expected a progressive, or at least a Democrat. Sorry to have wasted your time."

the response she got said: "OUCH!... and I am the one who wasted your time."

:bounce:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:10 PM
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5. If this third-party bid was an honorable undertaking, the Lieberman camp
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 11:11 PM by Old Crusoe
wouldn't be trying to do it so furtively. The signs auger ill for the incumbent.

I get an image of Joe as Fagin and his little Republican signature-procurers the band of child thieves in Dickens' OLIVER TWIST.

Without a crystal ball I can't make a call on the primary, but the feel of things is that Joe's rickety cabin's too close to the river and the waters are rising fast.

Say goodbye to the nice people, Joe.
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TheVirginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 03:09 AM
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6. Please understand what you're talking about.
Joe needs to submit 7.5K signatures by August 9th. Most of those will be submitted on August 9th. He's submitted some 800 now. Why? I don't know. But most of the signatures will be submitted on the filing day.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 03:18 AM
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7. Oh- well that makes it all better. n/t
n/t
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