Thursday, August 03, 2006

in response to my latest (of many) "kathleen is a rockstar" post, she writes:
There is some truth though, in what David Broder says about CT. voters being more anti Lieberman than pro Ned Lamont.

After the 04 election, CT Peace Activist began asking voters if they would support challenging Joe Lieberman and, if so, who would we propose to challenge him?

MANY were livid pissed at Joe L. and wanted to oppose him. I proposed that Ralph Nader be asked to do it because he is a CT. resident, and I felt he would win as a favorite son in CT. He , more than most citizens, devoted his life to the public good and I thought he could change the whole Goddamned world from the US Senate. I didn't know if he would refuse to run as a Dem or if peopole were pissed at Nader for running for Prez, but it did not come to pass. I would have even loved having Ralph Nader challenge Rob Simmons and be in the House of Reps but the whole question of party label and differences in signature requirements for party candidates an unaffiliated candidates, all conspire to reduce our choices of candidates.

All along, Ned Lamont was available. Most were not familiar with him, but were deeply grateful that he was willing to run and give us an avenue to express our opposition to Joe L. and that chickenshit, frat brat, playing war with the world.

I cannot say I am thrilled with Ned's positions. They are not deeply developed and sound like the sound bites coming from the Howard Dean wing of the party organization, which is an improvement over the Repugs, but a long way to go to be satisfactory to me. The DNC is so tired and unimaginative, it's hard for me to get into the whoopdeedooo head space, hearing Ned repeat them.

I'm looking for original thinking, imagination, and an actually practicable solution. Just saying you are for this and against that doesn't tell jme a damn thing about whether you can think of HOW TO go about changing things. Being a leader.

For this CT. voter, this is not in the current mix.
things will be very interesting on the morning of aug 9. i suspect there are 2 very different scripts already being written, and i suspect both of them will be 'wrong'.

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