Sunday, July 30, 2006

Lieberman vs. not-Lieberman

The Washington Post and Hartford Courant have endorsed Joe Lieberman while the New York Times backs Ned Lamont with this rousing show of support:

Mr. Lamont, a wealthy businessman from Greenwich, seems smart and moderate, and he showed spine in challenging the senator while other Democrats groused privately. He does not have his opponent’s grasp of policy yet.
Ehhh…he’ll do. Mark on Decision 08 hits it:

Basically, it’s a poorly written screed that spends hundreds of words saying one thing: we don’t like George Bush, and since he’s not running, Joe Lieberman is his proxy.
IMHO, I refuse to believe that petulant Connecticut voters will jettison an experienced Senator who has voted with the Democrats 90% of the time for a dilettante who claims he’s ready for the Senate because (as his latest commercials note) he once volunteered to teach school in Bridgeport.

Extra – From the Lamont blog: “Ned will be on the Colbert Report, taking on ultra-conservative pundit Stephen Colbert.” “Ultra-conservative”?!? Bwahahahaha!!!


Anonymous said...

I hope you're not expecting Nostradamus credit for your ballsy prediction "Connecticut will reelect Lieberman."

What's next in the ol' crystal ball: NFL linemen will be larger next season? Starbucks will add new locations?

Brian said...

I cannot believe anyone actually thinks that Lamont has a shot. He will get smoked.

Anonymous said...

Lamont will get "smoked" in the same way that Lieberman is a "Democrat." That's a sucker prediction.

However, even if Lieberman loses to Lamont in August, he still wins against Lamont and GOPCipher in November, thanks to all the Republican pet lovers who think Lieberman's been a very good doggy.

The most hilarious scenario:
1. Lieberman loses;
2. Bill Clinton parlays his endorsement/campaigning into convincing Lieberman to drop his independent paperwork, and bow out for the good of the party;
3. Republican foreheads across the country go all "Scanners."