Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Connecticut, Joe Lieberman, Andrew Sullivan, Markos Moulitsas, and a reader

A reader to Andrew Sullivan's blog complains about Markos Moulitsas's "interference" in Democratic primary politics in Connecticut. The reader writes [emphasis mine]:
Reading the interview with Kos made me want to throw up. As a Connecticut native (and Lieberman supporter), I wonder where he gets off trying to play God in our elections. He says, "I don't think Joe Lieberman would have anything to worry about had he tended to his constituents back home. His job is to represent the people of Connecticut." What kind of view of Connecticut's politics does he think he has from San Francisco, exactly? Representing "the people of Connecticut" is exactly what Lieberman has been doing, which is why he is crushing Lamont and the GOP candidate in a 3-way general election with over 50% of the vote.
Old news.

From DailyKos, today, we get results from Rasmussen's latest Connecticut Senate poll. While last week Quinnipiac had Lamont losing to Lieberman in a three-way race 51% to 27%, Rasmussen reports today that there's an even split between the two candidates in a three-way race and Lamont making striking gains among Republican voters (Schlesinger, the GOP candidate, would get a measly 9%, largely due to some scandals regarding gambling debts).

Sullivan doesn't seem to like Kos very much, and I'm not entirely sure that Kos has comported himself with the kind of humility necessary to keep oneself free from criticism, but the fact is that Lieberman is in trouble, and for reasons that Kos lays out well in his interview.

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