Democrats Need Better Game Plan
Yes, Mr. Wolferman (column, July 9), Joe Lieberman is "all that," but that does not entitle him to the Senate seat. No, sir, in Connecticut it is still up to the voters!
Mr. Lieberman is running against "yet another multimillionaire," Ned Lamont, whom I would like to introduce: "I [Ned Lamont] am running for the U.S. Senate because we deserve a Senator who will stand up for Connecticut and stand up for our progressive democratic values.
"Rather than spending hundreds of millions of dollars a day in Iraq, it is time for America to refocus on issues back home: fixing our health care system, upgrading our schools, and rebuilding our aging infrastructure. We will start winning in Iraq as the Iraqis take control of their own destiny, just as America has to start investing again in our own future ..." Website http://nedlamont.com/
I'd like to add that Lamont vows not to take PAC money when in office. Lieberman, however, bellies up to that trough (http://www.opensecrets.org/ politicians/summary.asp?cid=N00000616).
This isn't a "vilification," this isn't "hitching wagons," this is what democracy looks like. We want a different game plan, we want to send in a new first string and bench the "pigs" who have lost us game after game.
So thank you, Mr. Wolferman, for your advice, but Lieberman has already shown his true allegiance. He has already said that he will not honor the will of the voters if he loses the primary. What we are looking for are Democrats willing to do the work of the people who elect them.
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