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  •  They arent winning by default here (5+ / 0-)

    They are winning because Blumenthal is an extremely popular politician, who has served as Attorney General for the last two decades.

    •  Yep - he doesn't need to be "introduced" to (2+ / 0-)
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      conlakappa, The Bohemian Rebel

      voters. That probably saved him this time.

      "The revolution's just an ethical haircut away..." Billy Bragg

      by grannyhelen on Fri May 28, 2010 at 09:16:12 AM PDT

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    •  But his Vietnam remarks have hurt him (0+ / 0-)

      and it may well take a vastly inferior opponent like McMahon to win this for him. Whether due to their actual ineptness or their simply not being good at optics, Dems still tend to win all too often due to Repubs' utter lameness.

      "Those who stand for nothing fall for anything...Mankind are forever destined to be the dupes of bold & cunning imposture" --Alexander Hamilton

      by kovie on Fri May 28, 2010 at 09:30:30 AM PDT

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      •  They have hurt him? (3+ / 0-)
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        askew, grannyhelen, esquimaux

        That's not what all the data is showing.

      •  I dont disagree with that, in general (1+ / 0-)
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        grannyhelen

        but, if anything, that opposite might be true here. Blumenthal, even has a 15 point lead over Rob Simmons in this poll, who actually served in Vietnam and earned two Bronze Star Medals. The reason, I think, is not because of the GOP candidate, but the popularity Blumenthal has built up during his time as Attorney General.

        •  Agreed (1+ / 0-)
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          grannyhelen

          Blumenthal has a long and distinguished career in public service.  It's also very clear from the video the NYT so kindly posted that he has not made a habit of claiming that he served in Vietnam.  McMahon has zero record of doing anything but running a business that encourages its employees to drug and mutilate themselves...and who knows if she actually does run it at all?  For all we know Vince McMahon is actually calling the shots and Linda simply signs off for legal reasons.

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