Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Being Joe Lieberman

This afternoon the Lieberman campaign sent out an email with suggestions on how to support Joe Lieberman. Most of the suggested activities are standard campaign fare, but this particular idea amused me.


You can be Joe! When Joe is working in Washington on our behalf, there will be meetings and events here in Connecticut that he will have to miss. While he is doing his job for us, YOU can be his stand in. If you are interested in doing some public speaking for Joe, let us know and we can help steer you in the right direction.


Giving speeches on behalf of a candidate isn't uncommon, especially for a statewide or national campaign, but I like how they worded this. I'm picturing someone giving one of Joe's classic speeches "in character" at a local community meeting. Perhaps the campaign could even do a workshop on how to act like Joe.

All kidding aside, it sounds like Lieberman may spend more time in Washington than Connecticut. That can't be good for his campaign.

Source
Cook, Crystal. "Help Senator Joe Lieberman". Campaign Letter To Supporters 9/12/06

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I nominate ctkeith & trueblue to be Joe for the day. I'm sure they could do some pretty good impersonations by now, and they've already got the Kiss-mobile.

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Conservative Democrat said...

Incumbents just can't win in these situations...

Are they supposed to be in Washington, doing the job that they were elected to do? Or are they supposed to be in their home state/district/etc., pandering to the electorate? Whichever they choose, some people won't be happy with the decision.

Bluto Blutarsky said...

The Lamontistas strike again...Come up with something more original than the kiss float and kiss buttons.

The Democrats will not win the Governorship or gain in Congress with The Liberals in the party acting like a bunch of 2 year olds.

Jodi Rell, Rob Simmons, Chris Shays and Nancy Johnson gain strength each day Because people see what a bunch of lamos The Left Wing of The Democratic Party is.

Lamont's Campaign has jumped the shark thanks to his rowdy supporters Be proud of your defeat on November 7th....You Maggots are getting what you deserve.

GO Lieberman!!!!!!

The General said...

America Love it or LEAVE IT.....Get the Picture!!!!!! Good Carry on Liberals!!!!!!!!

Bobby McGee said...

Incumbents just can't win in these situations...

Are they supposed to be in Washington, doing the job that they were elected to do? Or are they supposed to be in their home state/district/etc., pandering to the electorate? Whichever they choose, some people won't be happy with the decision.


I think incumbents have enough going for them already. I personally think Lieberman has spent more time running for higher offices in the last few years than representing the people of CT.

disgruntled_republican said...

Yes Bobby McGee, he has. The real question is whether or not you, and the other Ned heads here, voted for him any of the times he did.

Anonymous said...

Incumbents are in trouble? Shays, Simmons & Johnson.

Is Larson or DeLauro in trouble? If Lamont wasn't in the race, would Lieberman be in trouble? If Dodd was running, would he be in trouble? Why is it only Republican incumbents are in trouble? I would like to know.

Bobby McGee said...

Anonymous said...Incumbents are in trouble? Shays, Simmons & Johnson.

Is Larson or DeLauro in trouble? If Lamont wasn't in the race, would Lieberman be in trouble? If Dodd was running, would he be in trouble? Why is it only Republican incumbents are in trouble? I would like to know.


Might it have something to do with the Republicans in Washington spending the majority of the last 6 years tearing apart our country and the principle's it was founded on?

TrueBlueCT said...

Disgruntled, the real question is why are all you Republicans suddenly voting for Joe?

In the past you haven't. (Giordano got 34% of the vote in 2000. Labriola 31% in 1994.) Now suddenly you are! Why? It's not as if Lamont's voting record will be that different from Joe's, at least not when it comes to social issues. (I still argue Lamont will be much, much better on pocketbook items.)

Republican support of Joe is all about Iraq. You need Joe around to deflect. Without Gung-ho Joe, full responsibility for the failed Utopian Iraq experiment lands squarely at your feet. And you can't afford that, b/c it's about to bloody well cost you control of Congress.

So instead you Republicans unscrupuosly embrace Senator Lieberman, {for the first time ever}, --in a most unprincipled manner.

What you are forced to forget is that the worst liberals, the ones you really hate, (you know the hands out, "gimme some", patronage crowd), are desperately clinging to Senator Lieberman. How does it feel to be working on their behalf against the reform candidate?

Anonymous said...

How does it feel to be part of the Ed Marcus crowd Disgruntled?

Thats the guy who was invited on stage to stand next to Joe Lieberman when Clinton came to Ct.

cgg said...

CT-Freeper said:
Incumbents just can't win in these situations...

Are they supposed to be in Washington, doing the job that they were elected to do? Or are they supposed to be in their home state/district/etc., pandering to the electorate? Whichever they choose, some people won't be happy with the decision.


Fair point, but considering how overwhelming the other advantages of the the Incumbency are I'm not to broken up about that.

I believe that one of the major factors of Lieberman's primary loss is how little he was in the state until ten days before the primary. Lieberman didn't make himself available to local Democrats and I think that may have been the final nail in his coffin.

turfgrrl said...

truebluect--Republicans may or may not vote for Lieberman. To say that a person should support a candiate because of what party they run under is simply dumb. A voter should pick the best candidate that fits their political needs. Michael Bloomberg is a a great NYC mayor. He ran as a Republican. He does a great job for NYC.

disgruntled_republican said...

TrueBlue-

Make a deal with you...as soon as you answer my question, i will answer yours. Pretty fair?

Guessing you wont answer mine though, will you?

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

TrueBlueCT said... ... the real question is why are all you Republicans suddenly voting for Joe?


Nothing sudden about it.

Loads of us did in 1988 (it never dawned on us that would put Weicker in the job market in 90).

ALL the former Bozzuto people did in 1994 too.

By 2000 it was just a habit and a lot of us did it again.

I've voted for him 3 times and I know I'm not the only Republican to have done so.

He's a social liberal - military hawk; guess what?
So are a lot of New England Republicans.

TrueBlueCT said...

ACR--
I wasn't talking about the minority of CT Republicans that have voted for Joe in the past. I was talking about the majority of Republican Joe supporters who will be voting for the "Democrat" for the first time ever. That's if his poll numbers stand up, which I doubt they will.

My main point was how vital Joe Lieberman is to Bush, the GOP, and their control of Congress. So vital that instead of getting 10-20% of the Republican vote, Joe might get 70-80%. Again, that's if the love affair holds up.

Batista said...

The only way Ned Lamont will win is if he sends everyone a $1000 check and bribe them to vote for him and even if he did half would Bs and just take the money.

The Lamontistas had a chance after the primary to quiet down some of the rowdyness But instead chose to amp it up and call the Lieberman Supporters Bad Democrats and that they dont belong in The Connecticut Democratic Party any more.

The Lieberman Supporters have just as much right to support Joe as The Lamontistas have to vote for Ned.

However the nastiness and sarcasm by Keith Crane and his following is hurting the Democratic Party and I still believe he should either pull dumpjoe.com or resign as a Member of The Branford Democratic Town Committee.

People have a right to support whom they choose and personally i dont care for The Lamontistas' attitude and gestapo tactics to get people to support their candidate.

The Lieberman side has not been as nasty as the Lamontista folks have been.The only reason is we have to outshout them Because they want to drown our right to free speech out in favor of propaganda, lies and deception.

One Last point I noticed Keith has become very silent. Maybe he is finally heeding some of the advice on dogfood for america blog and the No to Ned Blog or maybe the Lamont Campaign told him to shut his mouth before it really hurt the campaign.