Time’s Up, Joe: **Lamont Lead Slips
As the candidates head into today’s Democratic primary, anti-war challenger Ned Lamont hung on to a narrowing advantage over U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, according to the latest Quinnipiac University Poll.
The poll released Monday showed Lamont ahead 51 percent to 45 percent. He was leading by 13 percentage points a week ago. Both polls had a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.
“There has been a shift in momentum,” said Doug Schwartz, director of the poll.
Martin Peretz, New Republic editor, Gore guru, and scourge of the left, makes an impassioned plea for Joe. “If Mr. Lieberman goes down, the thought-enforcers of the left will target other centrists as if the center was the locus of a terrible heresy, an emphasis on national strength. Of course, they cannot touch Hillary Clinton, who lists rightward and then leftward so dexterously that she eludes positioning. Not so Mr. Lieberman. He does not camouflage his opinions. He does not play for safety, which is why he is now unsafe.”
E.J. Dionne on the Meaning of it All
“…the effort to play the anti-American card can be seen as a sign of the frustration felt by the architects of a war that no longer enjoys popular support and the desperation of those who realize how pervasive the anti-Bush mood has become.” Houston Chronicle
Newt Gingrich Stands up for Joe
“I will be blunt. In Connecticut, if Ned Lamont defeats Sen. Lieberman on Tuesday, it will be a major blow to those of us who believe that America must stand strong in the face of an emerging Third World War. The defeat of this long-serving senator, who just four months ago seemed invulnerable, will be a signal that the appeasement wing of one of America’s two main political parties is gaining momentum.” Human Events