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  •  The bad news (7+ / 0-)

    Is that the poll doesn't reflect reaction to Lieberman's eleventh-hour speech, which was pretty good  (if you had no memory of his previous positions).

    Still, I'm hoping for the best (and will make more calls today). I have to believe the Lamont supporters are more passionate and will have a better turnout.

    I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies..

    by lesliet on Mon Aug 07, 2006 at 06:21:39 AM PDT

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    •  Last night I heard Chris Matthews (1+ / 0-)
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      passionately implore Connecticut voters to use their hard-won right to vote, because in this primary they have the chance to make known their views on Iraq.  He said that gerrymandering had made it almost impossible for voters to have such an opportunity.

    •  wow...Lieberman said: (0+ / 0-)

      I am the only Democrat in America to run against George Bush in a national election twice. I even beat him and Dick Cheney once, if all the votes had been counted.

      If only they had mentioned this when the votes could still have been counted...

      •  Uh...Joe? (3+ / 0-)
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        Sorry to shout. But this makes my blood boil. Randi Rhodes will tell anyone who will listen (and anyone who won't) of Lieberman's nonchalance when she confronted him in a phone interview with voting problems in West Palm Beach in 2000--as the voting was happening! Since Randi voted and was broadcasting in West Palm at that time, I'll defer to her on this one.

        Lieberman displayed no passion in 2000, just as he isn't displaying any now (sorry Joe, whining about keeping your job does equal passion). That's another thing I'd think would be in Lamont's favor--he's got the fire in his belly.

        "Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight. You've got to kick at the darkness until it bleeds daylight." --Bruce Cockburn, "Lovers In A Dangerous

        by AustinCynic on Mon Aug 07, 2006 at 07:45:59 AM PDT

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        •  Lieberman (1+ / 0-)
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          Of all the mistakes the Gore campaign made... picking Lieberman as running made was one of the worst. They should have picked Sen. Graham (no hindsight here I said it in summer 2000 too) or an other one from a battleground state and not someone who came from safe Connecticut

          Gore-Warner in 08!

          by Frederik on Mon Aug 07, 2006 at 09:11:20 AM PDT

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      •  I hate this bullshit line.... (1+ / 0-)
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        Leiberman did not run against Bush.  Al Gore ran against Bush.  Technically, he ran against Cheney.  And even if you give him the rhetorical allowance for 2000, he did not run against Bush in 2004, he ran against others running for the chance to run against Bush.  And he lost in that attempt.  John Kerry ran against Bush, not Leiberman.

        Lie in small things, lie in big things - no diff for LIEberman.

        Please, good people of CT, show the world tomorrow that Americans are not sheep, that we want change, that we will act to get it.  The weight of the world is on your shoulders, show them you can take it.

        Any party that would lie to start a war would also steal an election.

        by landrew on Mon Aug 07, 2006 at 08:20:47 AM PDT

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        •  Yes, and he made nice with Cheney (1+ / 0-)
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          Unlike his debate with a fellow Democrat Ned Lamont, in his "debate" with Dick Cheney, Lieberman was as mellow as a pussy cat.  He complimented Darth Vader, and happily made note that Darth Vader was making lots of money in the Clinton boom years.

          With Lamont, he fought hard and dirty.

          Thats the kind of man Lieberman is.  We need to kick his ass and kick his ass good.  If only I was in Connnecticut and stuck here in the Midwest.

          "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself."-FDR

          by Michigan Paul on Mon Aug 07, 2006 at 08:32:19 AM PDT

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          •  fall back (2+ / 0-)
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            [snark]Why would he go to the limit against Cheney? After all, in 2000 he had a fallback position by running simultaiously for Veep and for Senator of Connecticut... which btw would have meant a democratic loss of the seat if the Gore ticket had won...

            now in 2006 he doesn't have a fall back position... it's his own hide which is on the line now.

            Gore-Warner in 08!

            by Frederik on Mon Aug 07, 2006 at 09:13:26 AM PDT

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      •  He also said, (0+ / 0-)

        "We undermine the president's credibility at our nation's peril." I think when he talks to reporters off the cuff, his true colors emerge.

        A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. - Edward Abbey

        by Batbird on Mon Aug 07, 2006 at 09:18:28 AM PDT

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      •  Absolutely! (0+ / 0-)

        ...but he wasn't "in the fight of (his) political life" then because he still had his Senate seat waiting for him.  The voters of America were more furious than old Joe because at least Joe had his job.  Joe, Joe, Joe.  

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