Net Roots Movement

Lets Make Change.


If you asked me three weeks ago who Ned Lamont is I wouldn’t have an answer to save my life. But in the last week or so it seems like the Democratic challenger for Joe Lieberman’s CT senate seat has been all over the blogosphere and talk radio. Basically, Lieberman is a closet Republican who needs to either switch parties or retire from the Senate. He sides with the president on far too many issues and refuses to denounce the war despite it’s obvious mishandlings. The closer we get to the CT primaries the more democrats rebel against Lieberman.

Lieberman became Obama’s mentor when Obama was sworn into the Senate in 2005. They stayed close at Thursday night’s event, too, entering the room together and working the crowd in tandem.

Despite the camaraderie between the two, the crowd was clearly more receptive to Obama’s remarks than Lieberman’s speech about party unity and the potential for Democratic victories at the ballot box this fall.

In fact, scattered boos greeted Lieberman when he took the podium, and he had to stop three times during his remarks to shush the crowd so he could deliver key points.

Is it possible for Lamont to beat a powerful, well funded incumbent in a primary? Not likely. But there is a chance. I gave $10 to the Ned Lamont campaign and signed up to host a house party for him. If you care about establishing a democratic majority as strong as the current republican majority then join me in slowing Lieberman’s “Joementum” and volunteer for the Lamont campaign.

March 30, 2006 - Posted by | The Progressive Movement

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