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Wow. It took Lieberman less than five seconds to start attacking Lamont.
lamont looks like he's on crack---although he's hit his stride
Lieberman's opening statement was strong. And only included one lie about his own record. About working to protect social security when in reality he was willing to allow private accounts.Lamont started really weak but finished his opening statement stronger. He needed to introduce himself and while he could have done better he could have done worse too.
Wait, they can't have a debate? They ARE debating.Neither of them seems comfortable on camera, but that's not the end of the world.
Nesti's already lost control
I guarantee that it's Lieberman's strategy to keep this entire debate focused on the war. The more he can make Ned seem like a one-issue guy, the better it is for him.
By then end he'll have accused Ned of taking 10 positions, no matter what Lamont actually says!
Ned didn't bring up the petition on that question, but Nesti did.
Will Ned let him off the hook??? Come on! His throat is exposed....!!!
Brooks is asking some great questions.
Schlesinger just scored a point...Lieberman actually mentioned his name!
Wow, bits and pieces from that bizarro press release.
"I'm the one who saved the jobs at EB, etc"Oh...my....god
Essentially Lieberman is taking credit for everything Connecticut gets. Isn't that a major diss to Dodd?
Wow. Joe looks like he's going to hit Ned, there...
It does sort of feel like he wants to punch Lamont doesn't it? At least Joe has stopped interrupting so much.
Well Joe's started it up again. :)
spoke a little soon on the interrupting
Clearly, I jinxed it.
chick at the coffee shop needs to cool it with the coffee
Look how mad this guy is at what Lieberman is saying:http://whdad.wordpress.com/
Lieberman looks old, old, old... Lamont, by comparison, looks a lot younger. Interestingly, the height difference between the two is almost impossible to see.
say it, ned....amnesty!
Ned - good use of story on the immigration thing
Lamont just did his pander to the unions trade restrictions schtick.Never mind the facts eh?I noticed he failed to mention that Japan blocks our goods.Keeps refering to himself in the 3rd person too; very Dolesque of him.
Good last question from Ned
Now Leiberman's taking credit for Rob Simmons work saving the sub baseDoes he have no shame at all?
Well, a bunch of people can take credit for that. So Lieberman is not totally out of line.Rell, Lieberman, Dodd, Simmons, Larson, ect.
But Lieberman makes it sound like he is solely responsible. So if he is suggesting that Ned couldn't do it alone...well, he is right. But, neither could he
The sub base was a bi-partisian effort.Simmons was the most visable, but I would think Senator Lieberman worked hard as well.
I only got to see bits and pieces so far (thankfully my vid capture card got the rest), but I must say I was impressed by Ned's closing....especially the "vote for, not against" line....you really don't hear much of that anymore.
I think anyone with even slightly more than a clue has figured out who was carrying the ball on the sub base issue.Considering the Dems including Joe tend to vote wrong on defense issues, it certainly wasn't any of them.
In the end I think what Lamont and Lieberman actually said may be less important than how they came off.
MSNBC has a non-scientice poll asking viewers who won the debate. At the moment it's Lamont with 78%.
I think Lieberman definitely won the debate. He spoke strongly about his record. He has the experience and seniority to actually get things done in the Senate.Lamont had that "deer in the headlights" look for most of the debate. Most of his comments were just rhetoric... I found myself zoning out a lot while he spoke.I've noticed that the bloggers are already spinning this to give the impression that Lamont won... however I think Lieberman looked like the true statesman (and former presidential candidate) that he is. Joementum may be increasing... but I can't count out that mobilized Democrat base who will be voting in the primary. Even though Lamont looked like a chump in this debate, I'm not sure how much it will affect the polls (which are putting Joe and Ned at a tie right now).
My vision of a true statesman doesn't include interruptions and ignoring the established rules of the debate.
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