Lieberman's team is getting desperate
Joe Lieberman's campaign team must be desperate.
It seems like Joe's ridiculous campaign manager Steve Smith is taking every chance he gets to go after Ned Lamont while attempting to paint Lieberman as a faithful Democrat. I say attepmt because saying Joe Lieberman is a faithful Democrat is like saying I have blue eyes and blond hair.
Take a look at Smith's laughable comment in today's Stamford Advocate story in which he was asked to comment about Paul Strietz's entry into the senate race.
"It shows Republicans do not want Joe Lieberman in the U.S. Senate because they know he's a strong, loyal Democrat, professing Democratic values," Smith said in a phone interview. "It also probably shows the Connecticut Republican party is cheering on Ned Lamont and applauding his strategy of tearing down Senator Lieberman."Okay stop laughing and get off the floor. Now everybody knows that Joe Lieberman's approval is higher among Republicans than Democrats in Conencticut but Smith wants us to believe that Republicans are cheering on Ned Lamont.
Maybe I'm wrong and Smith is right. Let me do alittle research and take a look at some polling numbers.
Despite strong opposition to the war in Iraq and low approval ratings for President George W. Bush, Connecticut voters approve of U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman 62 - 24 percent and say 64 - 24 percent that he should be reelected, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
Republicans say give Democrat Lieberman another term 75 - 18 percent, while Democrats favor his reelection 59 - 29 percent and independent voters back him 61 - 24 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.
"While Sen. Lieberman has lost support among some Democrats, probably because of his strong support for the war in Iraq, he helps make up for it with support from Republicans..."
Hmmm...Republicans in the state dislike Lieberman? Seems like Smith is alot like President Bush, they don't read much. Let's see what the bloggers on the other side think about Joe Lieberman.
Voters are content with Lieberman. They may have some problems on several issues, but most centrists appreciate Lieberman's independence and commitment to constituents...Now for anyone who has read the silly (and poory designed) blog CTConservative knows that those guys can't say enough great things about Joe Lieberman while doing all they can to trash Lamont.
Okay, I think you get the picture now (not like you needed me to point it out to you). Republicans love...no they adore Lieberman and will anything to keep their guy in office. Comments like this from Smith are simply dishonest and goes to show how seriously they're taking the Lamont challenge.