A few months back, the brilliant and flawed David Brooks said that blue/red was giving way to a new divide in American society that would play out in ideology and partisan politics: globalist interventionist elites on one side, populist isolationist realists on the other. Hillary Clinton v. Chuck Hagel.
I was reminded of Brooks’s great Read More
Running as an independent has offered Joe Lieberman the advantage of broad, bi-partisan voters. The downside, of course, is that his name doesn’t appear until way down on the ballot.
Dan Gerstein, Lieberman’s spokesman, says that 1,200 volunteers have been dispatched to outside polling stations to hand out information to inform voters know where to Read More
Today’s Quinnipiac poll shows Joe Lieberman leading Ned Lamont 53-41 among likely voters, and 49-38 among registered voters.
Also worth noting: 62% of Republicans have a favorable view of Lieberman. Only 39% of Democrats feel that way about Lamont.
– Azi Paybarah
In his column yesterday on the Lamont victory in Connecticut, Times columnist David Brooks took up his new cause—saving the Democratic Party—and said that Joe Lieberman, and not the “net roots,” has the wisdom to see that “The civilized world faces an arc of Islamic extremism that was not caused by American overreaction, and that Read More
After Lamont’s acceptance speech last night, some of the people we have been speaking with have questioned the Lamont campaign’s wisdom of positioning Al Sharpton directly behind Lamont just as he introduced himself as the Democratic nominee. Surely, they say, he realizes that he has to win a general election now.
Are they Read More
Also in the Observer this week, Jason Horowitz looks at the bad week Joe Lieberman had trying to motivate — or even locate — Democratic supporters in Connecticut.
And Steve Kornacki writes about the unusual phenomenon of ideological primary challenges in the Democratic Party.
It’s going to be interesting, now that Lamont is Read More
The Times reports Lamont beats Lieberman, Lieberman charges ‘dirty tricks’ and calls for round two.
The Daily News reports Eliot Spitzer leveled an attack on George Pataki for lack of coherent urban policy.
Andrew Cuomo agrees with the Times Union lawsuit against Joe Bruno and Sheldon Silver for refusal to Read More
The Lamont camp is watching the tallies come in and they like what they are seeing. It’s still too soon to say, but there is a cheerful chatter in the background whenever a Lamont official picks up the phone.
Hotline had Lamont up by more than 10 percent with more than 7 percent Read More
According to sources in the Lieberman and Lamont camps, turnout in Connecticut is exceeding 35 percent. Conventional wisdom is that the higher numbers bode well for the incumbent Lieberman, but the Lamont campaign seems convinced that the numbers simply account for voters excited to vote the senator out of office. And as far as the Read More
On the campaign trail today, Joe Lieberman engaged in a little retrospective analysis of the campaign even as he remained resolutely forward-looking about his imperiled career.
When I asked him about campaign tactics outside a Stop and Shop in Shelton, he said that “in terms of the campaign, in various ways we let Lamont for Read More