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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Nomentum for Joe

Oh baby, I love you

CT-Sen: Lieberman Refuses (Again) To Rule Out An Independent Run Hotlist
by georgia10
Sat Jun 10, 2006 at 04:47:32 PM PDT

This isn't surprising news, given Ned Lamont's recent numbers:

BRISTOL -- Reacting for the first time to a new poll showing he could win election as an independent, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman said Friday he remains focused on winning a Democratic primary, yet refused to rule out an independent run.

"I am not going to close out any options," Lieberman said.

Lieberman's lead among all Democrats has plummeted by 21 in a little over one month. Among likely primary voters, he leads by just 15%.

And what does Lieberman think of the netroots support for Ned Lamont?

For all the buzz about how bloggers are transforming politics, and they most assuredly are, the movement so far has measured its successes in men like Jeff Seeman and Paul Hackett, Ohio congressional candidates who used the Web to compete well in 2004 and 2005 - and then lost.

"I'm heartened by that record," Lieberman said Friday, smiling.

That record is one that is constantly misrepresented in the media. While Markos outlined our successes in his YearlyKos address, Chris Cizzilla today puts the netroots victories in quotation marks (even though he was forced to admit in March that liberal blogs did indeed play a critical role in various successful campaigns). As Markos himself has explained, we do have a record of success. Those like Lieberman who underestimate our influence do so at their peril, because if this blog and its convention demonstrate anything, it's that we have become a force of change in political arena.

posted by Steve @ 12:02:00 AM

12:02:00 AM

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