September 7, 2006


In Connecticut, Poll Finds Lamont Way Behind (Taegan Goddard, 9/06/06, Political Wire)

A new Public Opinion Strategies (R) poll finds Ned Lamont (D) trailing Sen. Joe Lieberman (I), 51% to 35%, in the Connecticut U.S. Senate race. Republican Alan Schlesinger receives 4% of the vote, while 10% remain undecided.

One third in a Blue state seems a plausible level of Demcorat derangement.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 7, 2006 7:54 PM

So why are the current betting odds that on 04 January 2007 the moonbats will be able to begin their long-sought impeachment circus ?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at September 7, 2006 8:08 PM

(a href="">WASHINGTON — Speaking to a group of national reporters Wednesday, Ned Lamont steered away from the hard anti-Iraq-war line he drew in defeating Sen. Joe Lieberman in August's state Democratic primary.

Lamont on Wednesday rejected calls to impeach or censure President Bush for leading the nation into war in Iraq. He also said that as a senator, he would not support efforts to withhold defense funding as a means of ending the war.

"I don't see anything that would be an impeachable offense," Lamont told reporters gathered for an hourlong breakfast.

This must be driving the Kossacks krazy.

Posted by: Mike Morley at September 7, 2006 10:24 PM


Don't believe anything that Ned Lamont says. If elected, he will follow the dictates of the loony left. He knows that he needs to come -ff as a moderate to have any chance at the general election, and that is why he is tacking center. This is the same dilemma faced by every Dem candidate who wants to win in the general election.

Posted by: sam at September 7, 2006 11:27 PM


It's irrelevant what Lamont believes or would do once elected. The fact that he has to rhetorically tack right will drive the Kossaks crazy because it's an open admission that anti-war, anti-Bush, is not in fact an electable platform — i.e. it is the not the zeitgeist being surpressed by the right wing media.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at September 7, 2006 11:50 PM

AOG: I think much of the left grits their teeth but accepts that politics requires their favorite candidates to sound moderate in order to get elected, as long as the candidates go left once elected. To be fair, it works similarly for much of the right.

Posted by: PapayaSF at September 8, 2006 12:05 AM


I will contest your assertion that many Right candidates have to tack left to win in general elections. Most right candidates, especially in national elections, run fairly right-of-center campaigns and win. It is the left-of-center candidates tat have to play the "nuance" and "flip-flop" game to cobble together a winning position.

Posted by: sam at September 8, 2006 12:57 AM

Sam, my counter-argument is just two words: "compassionate conservatism."

Posted by: PapayaSF at September 8, 2006 3:11 PM

Compassionate Conservatism isn't Right Wing.

Posted by: oj at September 8, 2006 3:14 PM

It does remind me of Mark Steyn's funny line: "Many of us uncompassionate conservatives felt rather queasy whenever young Dubya used the phrase [...]".

Believe me, it's fun to get a liberal in the room and then describe yourself as an "uncompassionate conservative." Tweak. Tweak!

Posted by: Matt Murphy at September 9, 2006 5:18 AM

The uncompassionate are libertarians and Darwinists.

Posted by: oj at September 9, 2006 10:05 AM

I don't believe polls whether I like the results or not.

At one point before they became so completely politicized, they may have had some validity, but no more.

Posted by: erp at September 9, 2006 1:27 PM

CT pollsters are progressing from bias to outright fraud.

Posted by: Gideon at September 9, 2006 4:25 PM