Wednesday, June 14, 2006

A Bunch of Weirdos

In an interview in yesterday's Harford Courant, John F. Droney Jr., a former Democratic state chairman who helped Lieberman unseat Republican Sen. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. in 1988, urged Lieberman to drop out of the August Democratic Primary and instead run as an independent. Rumors and conjecture of a potential Independent Lieberman run have been flying around the traditional newsmedia and blogosphere for some time now - and as recently as this week, Lieberman has still refused to rule out an independent run. But, this is the first time a major party figure has actualy publicy suggested that this is a good idea.

Droney seems to hold a great amount of disdain for the democratic process.

I think to be terrorized through the summer by an extremely small group of the Democratic Party, much less the voting population, is total insanity for a person who is a three-term senator...

Droney went on to comment about how Lamont is energizing his base of supporters to turn out for the August 8th primary.
Every single weirdo in the left wing will be there. That's what the Lamont strategy is all about.
Wait, let's get our weirdos straight. Either Droney is off his rocker, or at least 1/3 of Connecticut Democrats are "weirdos" by his standard. The most recent Q-Poll shows Lamont at 40% among likely primary voters and 32% among all registered Connecticut Dems. Hmmm, that's a lot of weirdos for one state. And, quite a large number of people to qualify as a "small group" wouldn't you say?

The same day as Droney's brilliant remarks were published, Lieberman Campaign manager was asked whether the Senator would support Ned Lamont if he wins the Democratic Primary. Smith's response was not only unconvincing, but undercut Droney's claim that Lamont only appeals to extreme left-wing weirdos.

Smith said Lieberman would not promise to support Lamont, because the businessman voted frequently with Republicans as a local official in Greenwich. "The only public record this guy has, he voted time and again like a Republican," Smith said. "Why would we support that?"
So, let's try to unravel the logic here. Ned Lamont is a Conservative Republican who appeals only to the most extreme liberals. Perhaps this makes sense in the bizarro parallel universe inhabited by Lieberman, Smith, and Droney. Too bad for them that the Connecticut voters live in Realityville.

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