Lamont / Lieberman: 8 Days to the Start of Sanity?

I’™ve stayed away from commenting on the Lieberman / Lamont race in Connecticut, not because I don’™t have interest, but because there’™s so much information already out there to digest. Most of the ‘œbig dog’ lefty blogs are onboard the Ned Lamont Express, and polling is certainly looking good for his campaign. The [...]

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I’™ve stayed away from commenting on the Lieberman / Lamont race in Connecticut, not because I don’™t have interest, but because there’™s so much information already out there to digest. Most of the ‘œbig dog’ lefty blogs are onboard the Ned Lamont Express, and polling is certainly looking good for his campaign. The thing about primary races, though, is that they’™re notoriously difficult to call, particularly when the race is close. It all comes down to turnout, and who can sufficiently engage their supporters to slog to the polls on a Tuesday in mid-August.

There was a time when I knew a lot of folks in Connecticut – but not anymore. There’™s not one person there that I’™ve stayed in touch with over the years, so my picking up a phone and calling people from out of the blue isn’™t going to make much difference. From everything I’™m reading, in the last 8 days, it all comes down to a GOTV effort. Lieberman’™s campaign has brought in the big guns from around the country; Lamont’™s effort is more locally based with a young cadre of volunteers walking and talking their butts off.

Again, I really don’™t have a dog in this fight, other than the fact that Joe Lieberman has been a good, moderate Republican senator. Oh, wait. This is a primary for the Democratic Party nomination. So, I guess that’™s my ‘œdog’, as it were.

Under normal circumstances, I’™d be the last person on the planet to endorse another millionaire businessman for political office. I figure we have quite enough of them fucking up the country as is. But these ain’™t normal circumstances’¦

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Monday, July 31st, 2006 by Richard Blair |
Category: Politics - U.S.

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