Thursday, September 07, 2006

Patriot

The Lamont campaign has released a new ad, titled Patriot, along with a call for Senator Lieberman to denounce the ad produced by "Veterans for Truth".

The ad and petition can both be viewed here.

Campaign Manager Tom Swan takes a strong stance in a letter to supporters introducing the ad and petition:

Aren't you sick and tired of Dick Cheney and Senator Lieberman hiding behind the American flag when called defend the current course in Iraq?

It's disgusting, and it comes at the expense of reasonable political discourse about the issues that matter most to the people of Connecticut.


Patriot should dispel the myth that Ned Lamot has softened his position on Iraq in an attempt to appeal to moderates. It's a stark reminder of the real human cost of this war as well as the failed leadership that got us into it in the first place.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cheney hides behind the American flag, according to Swan. Well, Lamont too. He should be running against Joe Lieberman, but he is not. Ned can't beat Joe that way. So he has to run against George Bush. Good politics for sure, but cowardly none the less.

Anonymous said...

Lamont is insulting the electorate with his thin skinned attacks.

bluecoat said...

It may be a myth cgg, that Lamont has softened his stance on Iraq as headlined here:Lamont softens stance on Iraq PETER URBAN purban@ctpost.com but his quote therin "If we withdrew immediately, it would, in fact, create an all-out civil war and possibly a regional war with Iran invading the southern part of Iraq," is much more educated than his primary campaign soundbite we are stuck in the middle of a bloody civeil war and we need to bring the troops home with honor and he also quotes General casey out of context again to support his position.

The GOP screwed up letting the neo-cons bamboozle them into allowing Liberman to go unchallenged by a conservative that is stong and smart on national security like half of the GOP Senators in the US Senate are - not the dumbass pliable cat surgeon, Bill Frist, for sure.

bluecoat said...

Lieberman satrted running against george Bush right after he lost the primary. The Lieberman bloggers are too much - at least the Lamonters don't go over the top when a weak spot in their campaign is pointed out.

Anonymous said...

So in this round of Lamont vs. Lamont, Thomas "The Tank" Swan gives George "The Animal" Jepsen a roundhouse kick and bashes a folding chair over his head. While Jepsen recovers, Swans cuts this ad.

Can "The Animal" rebound and bring the ship back to the center? Or will "The Tank" apply the camel clutch while jerking the wheel to the left?

bluecoat said...

The quote I attributed to Lamont that we are not yet in a civil war was in fact a quote by Liberman - I screwed up this morning.

Neverhteless , I still have trouble with lamont selectively quoting the military when they have said civil war is a possibility but not a current reality.

bluecoat said...

and to put all of this in context:Sep 7, 12:02 PM EDT
Iraq takes military reins from coalition By REBECCA SANTANA
Associated Press Writer


The most powerful military in the worl will not fail in Iraq. You can take that to the bank.

Anonymous said...

One thing we'll never have to worry about is hearing the last name Lieberman or Bush in any ad having to do with military deaths.

Chickenhawks always keep theirs out of harms way.

AnonAndOnAndOn said...

The only laugh here, and probably to insiders, is Tom Swan pretending to care about "reasonable political discourse".

Tom's running a GOOD campaign here, but his entire M.O. up til now has battered reasonable discourse beyond recognition. Minor point here, but true.

bluecoat said...

It's Thursday and I find cgg has a much more credible thought process than neocon, turrffy, and tends to attract less acrimonious neccessities, so I'll link this here from the NYT on-line about the terror trialsLawyers Warn Against Evidence Limits
and it has two related links from today's front page.

Anonymous said...

Those had better be made up names. If Lamont is using the names of those KIA'd, he damn well better have permission of the next of kin.

cgg said...

Anon 2:22 they are real names, and Tim Tagaris confirmed for me that the Lamont campaign did get permission from each family.

bluecoat said...

This guy, who knew the Middle East military situation as well as anyone because of his job, had cajones and he's had them all along as you can see from this old spot: Gen. Zinni: 'They've Screwed Up'
Former Top Commander Condemns Pentagon Officials Over Iraq War
May 21, 2004

Anonymous said...

That's a damn good ad! Powerful. Too often the Iraq War (or is it just a minor battle in the Global war on Terrorism?) is seen as an idea - a notion - debate fodder - by most Americans, and the human toll is tough to get our minds around. I know I am guilty of this and I lost a cousin in Iraq and have a brother-in-law serving his second tour now.
Thank you for reminding me. I'm sending a check.

Anonymous said...

According to the latest news/polls Lieberman in ahead in the polls. How did this happen?

Brassett said...

While I voted for Lamont, I am by no means a "true believer." That being said, I think Lamont's statue ad is a great spot, if for no other reason than that it makes you think, "What about the people who can no longer speak?" whenever you see the Lieberman Vet spot. Makes me think that Lamont's people anticipated that the "Vet Spot" was coming.

MikeCT said...

A note to the campaign from a family member of one of the soldiers:

I just saw the campaign ad that used our son’s names….posted on You tube.

It made me cry; I hope others have the same reaction. It is great- thanks to you and thanks to Ned for standing up for our son’s.

warm regards,

Karen Meredith
Proud Mom of Lt Ken Ballard- KIA 5.30.04

TrueBlueCT said...

Anon6:23--

Lieberman is only ahead in the polls b/c 75% of CT Republicans have decided to support him over Schlesinger. This is, of course a soft 75% that will be bled down as the campaign continues.

Plus, buried in Joe's Independent support are a lot of people still working off of name recognition. Once the Lamont campaign starts soliciting these voters directly, watch Lieberman's numbers drop here as well.

Then when it comes to Democrats, Joe will lose more voters as they come to realize Joe has a new base-- CT Republicans!

None of it bodes well for Joe. Particularly with Lamont being so well-funded, and with Hillsman working his magic.

The True Gentleman said...

TrueBlueCT, I agree with you about the numbers. The 75% Republican votes is "soft" and the Democrat numbers will likely decline some on election day. It will be a close race, one that I never thought would have happened back in April...or May...or June...or July...and then came August...

Anonymous said...

Very surpised noone referenced that ad as morbid and potentialy disturbing. Ned's walking a fine line (plank) on this one. No question that some voters will be turned off by this tactic. r

Anonymous said...

am I only person who thinks Ned is just paying to give the pro-Lieberman vet ad more attention?

It's like these guys bashed Bush with ads on Rush Limbaugh for weeks and now can;t understand why no Republicans support them...duh!!!