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Friday, February 01, 2008

You go girl!

Now this is a step in the right direction.
Statement by Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo Regarding Senator Lieberman's Campaign Appearance in Connecticut with Senator McCain.

"I continue to be disappointed beyond words with Joe Lieberman, as are a lot of Connecticut Democrats -- saddened, surprised, and truly disheartened by just how completely he has abandoned the Democratic principles that have guided him over the years and the Party whose members have supported him and helped him achieve his goals. As recently as 18 months ago, Senator Lieberman was telling us Democrats that he shares our values, and with the exemption of Iraq, that he agrees with us on the issues we care so much about -- critically important issues like a woman's right to choose, tax and economic policies, healthcare and education. Moreover, in July of 2006, Senator Lieberman even stated that he intended to work to help a Democrat get into the White House in 2008. His endorsement of Senator McCain means he either doesn't care about the issues noted above, or he's putting politics ahead of people. If you look at Senator McCain's voting record, and campaign platform – on these, and many other issues we care about – you'll understand why I am saying this. This is a man, Senator McCain, who proudly says he was a "foot soldier" in the Reagan Revolution. Senator McCain is wrong on the issues we Democrats care so much about—and he's wrong by a lot. I am proud to stand with my fellow Democrats and announce that we as a Party will grow stronger and do everything in our power to make sure a Democrat is elected in November, " said Nancy DiNardo, Chairwoman, CT. Democratic Party.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Edwards out

We now have a two person race for the Democratic Presidential nomination.
Democrat John Edwards is exiting the presidential race Wednesday, ending a scrappy underdog bid in which he steered his rivals toward progressive ideals while grappling with family hardship that roused voters' sympathies, The Associated Press has learned.

The two-time White House candidate notified a close circle of senior advisers that he planned to make the announcement at a 1 p.m. EST event in New Orleans that had been billed as a speech on poverty, according to two aides. The decision came after Edwards lost the four states to hold nominating contests so far to rivals who stole the spotlight from the beginning - Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.

The former North Carolina senator will not immediately endorse either candidate in what is now a two-person race for the Democratic nomination, said one adviser, who spoke on condition of anonymity in advance of the announcement.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

You have only yourself to blame


As Kos pointed out, the man who couldn't get elected dog-catcher is dropping out of the race.
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, who finished a disappointing third in Tuesday night's Florida GOP primary, was set to drop out of the presidential race and endorse rival John McCain in California later this week.

Two sources in the Giuliani campaign told New York's WCBS-TV that Giuliani planned to pull out of race ahead of next week's Super Tuesday and endorse McCain.

Time Magazine reported that the endorsement would come at a news conference in Los Angeles sometime Wednesday.

McCain is coming to town

...with Lieberman attached to the hip.
McCain, the front-runner in the Connecticut GOP primary, is appearing Sunday at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, the site of an appearance before winning the state's primary in 2000.

The Arizona senator will appear with Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman and U.S. Rep. Chris Shays, says a well-placed source.

I wonder how those "stick with Joe" Democrats feel right about now?