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  •  Every sitting Democrat in Congress and the Senate (7+ / 0-)

    did the same thing Obama did in the primary (respecting the party's prior nominee until votes were cast in a new primary), but Obama gets singled out constantly, and his name is mentioned regarding this a good five or ten times more often than anyone else's regarding this issue; it seems unfair.  As someone in CT who pollstood for Lamont, I think what matters is that Obama endorsed him in the general, and that some so-called Democrats who did not have the sense to do the same are somehow still in office.

    Any statement beginning with "what I'll do as President" is ALWAYS hypothetical, so why bother running if you think candidates shouldn't answer hypotheticals?

    by ShadowSD on Sun Aug 26, 2007 at 02:43:58 PM PDT

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    •  So you forgive Bill Clinton for coming (2+ / 0-)
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      to Waterbury for Lieberman, two weeks before the primary? Because I don't.

      Obama found himself in a bad spot. But he still shouldn't have lent Lieberman his good name.

      The Party of the People needs to be centered on something greater than the old Clinton Gang! Please not the same worn-out DC faces!

      by TrueBlueCT on Sun Aug 26, 2007 at 02:53:24 PM PDT

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      •  Exactly and now he praises Sen. Tom Coburn (1+ / 0-)
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        who he sees as his "friend".  I am thoroughly perplexed about that view.

        Lieberman, his friend also, has done nothing for NOLA.

        I really wish if Obama was claiming these relationships that there was a payoff of some sort that helped people.

        It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Charles Darwin

        by pioneer111 on Sun Aug 26, 2007 at 03:46:50 PM PDT

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      •  Bill Clinton came two weeks before the primary (0+ / 0-)

        and Lieberman lost anyway, so the attempt to help him failed - but Clinton doesn't have the excuse that he was in office at the time, so he looks worse than Obama or other Democrats in office during the election.

        To be clear, the main point is that Democrats, elected by voters who are Democrats, do for that reason have some inherant justification to respect the party's prior nominee for an office until votes are cast in a new primary; if I choose to ignore this principle because a toad like Lieberman benefitted from it, I only end up undercutting how WRONG it was for some Democrats to violate that principle by supporting Lieberman against Democrat Ned Lamont in the general.  

        Any statement beginning with "what I'll do as President" is ALWAYS hypothetical, so why bother running if you think candidates shouldn't answer hypotheticals?

        by ShadowSD on Sun Aug 26, 2007 at 04:26:31 PM PDT

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