I am writing to express my disappointment in your speech last night, and to
request that you respect the wishes of the Democratic voters in Connecticut.
You lost fair and square in yesterday's primary and now it's time for you to step down.
Senator, In your speech last night you said: For the sake of our state, our
country and my party, I cannot and will not let that result stand. Excuse me,
but your party? The Democratic party does not belong to you and it never did.
Democrats are frustrated sir and have been for quite some time. 'Your party'
didn't abandon you, but you certainly have abandoned us.
You also said: It is time for our elected leaders to stop playing political
games, so we can get things done for the people who are good enough to send
us to Washington to serve them. That's exactly what I am asking you to do.
At this point an independent run is nothing more than a 'political game'. Senator
it's time for you to take a bow and end the folly that has been this campaign.
It's not that Ned Lamont won but rather that you lost. Senator Lieberman this
primary was yours to lose. You are a three term incumbent and a former Vice
Presidential candidate. Lamont's challenge should not have made much of an
impact. But you have ignored your constituents for to long, and your own
campaign reflected how out of touch you are. The reality is that you
and your staff are not prepared for a statewide campaign.
You claim that you are a Democrat and will always be a Democrat. As a fellow
Democrat and resident of Connecticut I am asking you to respect the results of
the primary and end your campaign. It's not a litmus test, just one Democrat
encouraging another to what's right for our state, our country, and our party.
Caffeinated Geek Girl
"Excerpts: Lieberman's Concession Speech". New York Times. 8/9/06