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Joe Lieberman said you can judge someone by the friends they keep.  While the blogosphere knows well the Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity support of Lieberman, do voters in connecticut know that?

Mike DeWine - one of JOe's buddies in the "gang of 14" is currently running an ad with a person who says 20 years ago someone in Sherrod Brown's office sold drugs.  There were no charges or convictions  and the DeWine campaign doesn't even provide a name for who it is.  Tweety even asked DeWine if he was embarrassed for airing such scum.  http://www.crooksandliars.com/...

LIeberman has provided an issue that goes straight to his perceived strength - though false - of integrity.  Namely, Joementia  or his campaign employees are currently under investigation by BOTH the federal FEC and the state of connecticut elections enformement commission.

http://www.nhregister.com/...

http://www.courant.com/...

Lamont's campaign - while it issued press releases never made EVEN AN INTERNET ONLY ad or clip on this.  Why?

I think a couple of points the campaign has made are good. 1.   a vote for Joe is a referendum on Iraq.  Vote for JOe is a vote for more warS.  

2.  Have the courage to vote for lamont and vote for change.

I hope these 2 points have and are being made painfully obvious.

One thing that is missing is a simple ad with Lamont speaking directly to the voters - no hillsman stuff - about the seriousness of this election.  The wesley clark ad comes closest to it... but Lamont isn't in the ad.

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Why did the Lamont campaign not make a bigger issue of Joe's campaign violations and impropriety?

Originally posted to EdwardsRaysOfSunshine on Sun Nov 05, 2006 at 06:47 AM PST.

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  •  I've heard grumblings (0+ / 0-)

    from unaffiliated voters lately that Lamont has run a "negative" campaign.

    The past three times I've phonebanked I've heard this complaint and I've heard it from people at work too.  These are low information voters who get their impressions of a candidate through ads.

    This could be the reason why the Lamont campaign hasn't brought it up.

    In loving memory of Wimpy, my furry, four legged, feline friend. March 25, 1989 - October 27, 2006

    by CTLiberal on Sun Nov 05, 2006 at 06:53:50 AM PST

    •  too bad. that's Joe's messaging (3+ / 0-)
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      srkp23, CTLiberal, Mighty Ike

      lieberman is a materful politician in the slimiest way.

      Lamont should have had an ad.. with the phrase below.

      "holding someone accountable to their own words and deeds is not negative it's american"

      •  Agreed (1+ / 0-)
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        srkp23

        I don't think pointing out an 18 year incumbent's record is negative at all; but the low information voter does.

        Reading through The New London Day's LTE's this morning there are 5 letters complaining about negative ads and phone calls.

        In loving memory of Wimpy, my furry, four legged, feline friend. March 25, 1989 - October 27, 2006

        by CTLiberal on Sun Nov 05, 2006 at 07:13:59 AM PST

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    •  I am in Ohio (3+ / 0-)
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      MO Blue, CTLiberal, jimbobb

      and what little I have seen of Ned's campaign does not hold a candle to Dewhine is running here.  I saw the ad about the alleged "drug sale", but I didn't get to see Tweety smack down Dewhine.  I talked to my brother in Dayton and he said that Dewhine looked like the chump that he is.  I think that it's preety obvious the the Rescums are in a world of shit, totally of their own making, not just here, but everywhere.  The Buckeye State is hoping and praying that that Ned prevails.  The country does not need anymore of Joe Liarman and his ilk.  No way, no how!

      The only smarts I have are that I'm smart enough to know I can outwork 'em- Woody Hayes

      by Mighty Ike on Sun Nov 05, 2006 at 07:10:53 AM PST

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    •  Lieberman Set Up The Scenario Right After The (1+ / 0-)
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      primary that any discussion of his record was a negative attack. Unfortunately, he did it very effectively. The only response I can think of is that elections are basically the people's chance of giving politicians a performance review.  The only way discussing a politician's record is negative is if he failed in performing his job functions.

  •  Lieberman to chair committee? (0+ / 0-)

    Sorry to be so out of the loop on this, but could someone explain to me how a guy who is not a Congressman and not a Democrat will be newly chairing a Senate committee "if the Democrats retake Congress"?  Even reading the word "congress" to include both houses, I don't see how it works:  

    The Lexington Herald writes:

    As chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Joseph Lieberman would push for stronger oversight on a raft of matters, including contracts awarded to private companies for Hurricane Katrina and Iraq.

  •  It would seem like since Joe (0+ / 0-)

    went to the Independent party, that he would have no seniority.  But Joe and Bush don't have to follow rules, apparently.

    Bush didn't kiss Joe for no reason, that night of Dubya's second inaugural address. Dubya already knew he could count on Joe.  

    Life is what you focus on. Focus on Joe Lieberman. He works for Bush's deficits, war, rip off medical charges and no bid contracts. It ain't pretty.

    by relentless on Sun Nov 05, 2006 at 10:50:59 AM PST

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