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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Desperate

Oh, it's you again.
He was leaning the other way weeks ago, but Bob Sanchez of New Britain intends to vote for Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman at the Democratic nominating convention Friday, rewarding Lieberman for a diligent piece of one-to-one campaigning.

"He actually called me four times," said Sanchez, a Head Start administrator who had been angry with Lieberman over the war and skeptical of his commitment to Democratic ideals. "I had four conversations with him."
Sounds like Lieberman is running like a desperate man...and he should be.
Polls show voters are in a nasty mood, having little faith in President Bush's ability to manage Iraq. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll found dissatisfaction with the Republican governance of Congress - and an anger that might spill over to Democratic incumbents.

Lamont, 52, a former Greenwich selectman and the founder of a company that installs cable television systems on college campuses, is tapping into that anger, describing Lieberman as Bush's favorite Democrat. Lamont's supporters wear buttons picturing the infamous kiss Bush planted on Lieberman's cheek after the 2005 State of the Union address.
I can't wait to watch all the drama unfold at the convention this Friday. Word on the street is that Lieberman is pulling out all the dirty tricks to grab as many delegates as he can.
Tom Swan, the campaign manager for Lamont, said the depth of the anger against Lieberman is reflected in the effort the three-term incumbent has had to expend to win over convention delegates.

"I have never heard of an incumbent working as hard on individual delegates or pulling as many tricks to try to force delegations to vote as a bloc as Joe Lieberman has done," Swan said.
Oh, Friday night is going to be interesting to say the least.