The real joke in all this is the fact that I don't think anybody really thought that Lamont had a chance in the beginning and were just hoping to put some pressure on Lieberman to stop kissing Bush on the lips.
Instead, he has been testy and superior, behaving as if he were entitled to the seat --- even saying in the debate this week that his old mentor would have counselled Lamont not to run for the good of the party. This from the man who says he doesn't care what the party decides in its primary. [Typo Corrected]
So, is Joe Lieberman his own worst enemy?
Yes. Yes, he is.
So....... The Senator has a new ad out...
Complete story here.
Did no one think to themselves, roughly around the time they were editing the final line of the ad, you know, the one that says, "I'm Joe Lieberman and I approve this message", "Maybe we shouldn't create an ad with a fake Ned Lamont bumper sticker that has a fake website address previously used for a GOP primary in Arizona, and maybe we shouldn't make it look as much like the real Ned Lamont bumper stickers as we can, and maybe we shouldn't use the word "ELSE" (emphasis in ad) to imply that the bumper sticker is actually put out by the Lamont campaign, and maybe, just maybe, if we did all that and it was in the ad that the law requires our candidate approve verbally, it might, I don't know, make him look like a liar"?
Really, how hard is it to get a job running a Senate campaign? I would have thought that it would be harder than getting to be the GM of the Knicks, but apparently it isn't.
One last point (which, in fairness, I am about the last person to write about): No where in the ad or in any text does the campaign mention the word "Democrat". Still "totally focused on winning the Democratic primary" or trying out ads for the indy run?