"If the elections were held today, there's a good chance that Lamont would lose, but Democratic challengers would oust Shays, Simmons and Johnson. That would leave Lamont's legacy as a guy who galvanized a national anti-Bush movement, but maxed it out at the state primary, where energized left-leaning Dems could give Lieberman his comeuppance."* courant:
"Lamont has given his campaign $12.7 million.
But the committee is not prodding its members to give donations. Six senators' political committees did give Lamont $5,000 each: Reid, Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., Barack Obama, D-Ill., Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Russ Feingold, D-Wis. Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's committee gave $1,000. Clinton also hosted a fundraiser for Lamont in Manhattan Sunday."
* winterpatriot from brad's place has his own blog. it's good. go look.
"JIM LEHRER: In general, Dr. Brzezinski, what did you see as the president's message today on Iraq?* via josh:
ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI, : I was impressed by what I felt to be the beginning of the end of the state of denial in which I felt the administration -- in particular, the president -- has been for quite some time."
"Senators Edward Kennedy and John Kerry are tapping their sizable campaign warchests in an effort to elect a Democratic Congress.yay. and yay to Bowers if his efforts helped bring this about. (and let's hope they give some more)
The Massachusetts Democrats donated 500-thousand dollars apiece, half to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and half to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee."
* for the record, i don't understand american race politics AT ALL. teh brouhaha over the Ford/Playboy/miscegenation ad i can kinda understand at an intellectual level if it gets explained to me, slowly. the brouhaha over the Ford/jungle drum ad? not so much. i had to listen real hard, repeatedly, when i knew in advance what i was listening for to even hear something that sounded ominous. i'm totally prepared to accept that the jungle thing exists, and that it was intentional - but compared, say, to George Allen who used to have a noose in his fucking office? jeebus. i'm almost prepared to congratulate the repugs for being so subliminal in their campaigns. your mileage may vary. compare and contrast:
* speaking of brouhahas (brouhahi?) - i have no particular interest in the Michael Fox/Limbaugh/Parkinsons brouhaha, but i will note that our friend Doc Reardon suffers from Parkinsons - she wants (that link isn't the exact one i wanted, but it'll do) the pro-blastocyte crowd to pledge to never receive any benefit of stem cell research.