Aug 17 2006
It seems Ned Lamont has had his moment and will soon be an asterisk in the history books. The latest poll from Quinnipiac shows Lieberman with over 50% in a three-way race and ahead of Lamont by 12%. I feel for Alan Schlessinger – the Rep candidate. From what I have seen he is pretty good, especially in facing down Chris Mathews because Alan is so good at blackjack he is banned in some casinos from playing and enjoyed a $10K bet once. Mathews was all stunned anyone could bet that much. Guess Chris never watches the World Poker games on cable. But back to Lamont. Lamont represents the acid test for the far left. They have now labeled the Democrats (I would call it “tarring”) as the anti-war, surrender at any cost party. The Democrats embraced Ned one day before the UK bomb plot was exposed and they have to live with their decision. And that is the country is fed up with partisans. The Reps are having issues to this year. And it may be because of the partisanship more than anything else. Joe Lieberman represents cooler heads and less heated debate. Lieberman, like Bush, can be firm but respectful in his debate of issues. While the Dems go ape because Bush points to the threat of terrorism, Bush sees the daily threat news and we all know he is legitimately concerned, unlike the Dem’s PR campaigns. The middle is rising up and Lieberman is going to benefit from it. Progress over partisanship – keep that in mind. Do the right thing despite the political fallout. What better example of this than Joe Lieberman?