Friday, June 16, 2006

Lieberman-Lamont Debate in the Cards

The Lieberman campaign has accepted Lamont's request for a debate, according to a recent release:
The Lieberman Campaign announced today that they have accepted an invitation, on Sen. Joe Lieberman’s behalf, to debate Ned Lamont. The debate will take place on July 6th, during the Senate’s Fourth of July recess, and air on WVIT – the NBC affiliate.

“We look forward to seeing the Greenwich Multi-Millionaire take a break from his attack politics to address some real issues,” said Sean Smith, Lieberman’s Campaign Manager. “Voters want to know where the candidates stand on the issues that matter to them and we believe that they deserve that.” ("Lieberman")

So mark your calendars.

Source

"Lieberman Campaign Challenges Lamont: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is." Friends of Joe Lieberman. Press Release, 16 June, 2006.

16 comments:

Mmmm Jodi Rell said...

First!!!

I can't wait for that circus!

tparty said...

So does that mean Joe will still be a Democrat on July 6th?

That's the real news here.

s p a z e b o y said...

This is great news, but I think thirdparty has the right angle here.

Then again, the last time Lamont and Lieberman were to attend the same forum, Lieberman sent in Sean Smith, though Lieberman himself was confirmed to attend.

BRubenstein said...

i already posted the "crunch dates" for switching and the notice required to get off the ballot..

Its my guess that if Joementum has or will a decision to make a race as a "u" he will wait to the last possible moment to do so in hopes of bleeding Lamont for money and logistics...and keep Schlesinger off balance as well.

Top-n-Center said...

WVIT?

Why not CT-N so it can be carried uniterrupted?

Gotta make the campaigns grease the media, I guess....

Someone not doing well with an answer, the producer can always cut out to a commercial time out...

Which candidate has already committted their ad-buy on VIT that week?

Am I nuts or is there a better way for these guys to approach a debate?

Top-n-Center said...

Ghengis or Dissed_Repub - Get Joe and Ed out of their neighborhoods-- Get your boys up in Enfield to host this show-down.

dumbruss said...

I can't believe how desperate the Lieberman camp is. Everything that comes out of his campaign is shallow attack nonsense (e.g. "force the Greenwich multimillionaire to break from attack politics to discuss his stances on real issues.") It is very telling that he doesn't feel he can defend his own record to fellow Democrats.

As a side note, that may be the most hypocritical thing I've read in a long time.

Chris MC said...

A straight-up debate is great. Hopefully this will be a substantive, knock-down drag-out between these two. Ned appears to be ready, from what little I can tell from his video clips on the web. Much more at ease.

Lieberman will get to show what he's got for the first time in since Cheney snookered him in the 2000 veep debate, and for the first time in a long, long time in a head-to-head match-up.

LitchfieldAngelina said...
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Chris MC said...

Angelina, it would be nice, I suppose, if Democrats could all march in lockstep the way Republicans seem so willing and able to.

OTOH, the Republicans can't do much beyond that now, can they? Marching in lockstep gets you elected; but you can't govern worth a damn. Massive deficit spending; the "K Street Project" to privatize the US Congress; disasterous consequences for Americans of modest means in both health care and social security;a foreign policy borne of an inbred ideology that does historic damage to our international standing and makes us less secure. The list just goes on and on.

The fact is, the Democratic party is not unified. There are real differences which have to be addressed. Ned Lamont and Joe Lieberman differ strongly, it appears, on a number of issues of real substance, and the grassroots/netroots have been energized and new people have been getting engaged going back to the Dean campaign.

It is messy, but it has to be done, so I'm all for it. We will emerge from this once again the majority party, and the country and the world will be much better off for it.

BRubenstein said...

Angelina...dont worry Lamont isnt losing any sleep over your spin.

LitchfieldAngelina said...
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BRubenstein said...

angelina..good thing i read your most recent post on an empty stomach...or i would have been sick...GWB isnt "impressive" nor are his policies impressive except to the extent that they undercut the middle and working class people in the country.

bluecoat said...

Bush's immigration policy ain't all that bad...

Mr X said...

GOOD!!! I am so looking forward to this debate. Lets hear what Joe and Ned have to say in a public forum.

Chris MC said...

Good call bluecoat. Dunno if I am familiar enough with it to say for sure, but what I know from the headlines suggests Bush is being uncharacteristically practical on this.