Tuesday, August 22, 2006
# Posted 11:23 PM by Ariel David Adesnik
McCain: B+. As always, more candor than most pols. But nothing exciting.See ya in seven. (5) opinions -- Add your opinion
Why is Joe Lieberman "one of [your] favourite Senators"? The realistic take seems to be that he is mostly a party-line Democrat, with two exceptions: Iraq, and nanny-state morality laws. This doesn't really mark him as a great man.
How many pols have a clear set of principles -- good principles -- take positions based on those principles, and refuse to back away just because their party and its activists don't like them?
Integrity is in very short supply in Washington. That's why Lieberman is different and better.
Lieberman is far ahead in the polls? Not since yesterday. Via Daily Kos and Atrios, check out http://americanresearchgroup.com/ctsenate/
Rasmussen has the race tightening up too - and they have a post-primary benchmark. The big indicator will be the Q-Poll, which first showed Lieberaman way ahead.
My guess is that Lieberman loses in the end by a decent amount. Why? Two reasons. One - anti-incumbency sentiment is very strong nationwide. Two - Lieberman is a bad campaigner and Lamont is a good one. Lieberman hasn't had to campaign hard since 1988. His primary campaign was a cruel joke to his supporters. Just horrible. His ads were insultingly bad. Lamont, on the other hand, is quite savvy on the campaign trail. Putting their positions on issues aside, Lamont will get the momentum back.
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