Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Draft Richard Blumenthal

After closely monitoring the development of the Lieberman and Lamont campaigns over the past months, I have arrived at two firm, incontrovertible conclusions: we need to put a strong Democrat on the ballot this November and Lieberman and Lamont ain't it.

Lamont is a lightweight whose only qualification seems to be that he has the personal good fortune of having a good personal fortune. Oh, and he's not Lieberman--so make that two qualifications. The last time I checked, being a successful businessman hardly qualifies one to serve in the United States Senate. And there are plenty of people who aren't Lieberman. Not what I'd call a strong platform.

Lamont is a paper tiger candidate; tailor-made for the DFA crowd.

Which brings us to Liberman...

After Joe loses the election in November, most likely as an unaffiliated candidate, people will compare his story to that of Icarus. I'm not sure where the wings fit in exactly, just keep in mind the moral of the story has to do with hubris. Lieberman has violated the First Commandment of Incumbency: Thou Shall Not Screw Your Base. Actually, he qualifies as a repeat offender. Lieberman still draws on an inappropriately loyal base whose parochial concerns outweigh crazy fads like, human rights and civil liberties.

There's just something about Lieberman being a closet subscriber to the unitary executive theory that pretty much disqualifies him from ever being called a Democrat. Ever.

However, the importance of having the chance to elect a real Democrat this year cannot be overstated.

That is why I propose Richard Blumenthal as our Democratic candidate for United State Senate.

Attorney General Blumenthal is the progressive, true blue Democrat Connecticut needs to unify our party and lead it to victory in November. His proven record of leadership, vision and willingness to serve with Connecticut's best interest in mind, is exactly the kind of representation we need in Washington.

In the coming weeks let's share a dialogue about how we can initiate a movement to have Attorney General Richard Blumenthal emerge from the state convention as our endorsed Democratic candidate. He's a real Democrat with a real record of progress.

More to come.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, because its not like Blumenthal hasn't REFUSED TIME AND AGAIN to run against Lieberman. Geez - get a clue.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Informed Democrat said...

Congrats, my shy friend--you're Draft Blumenthal's first ever poster!

When has Blumenthal ever refused to run against Lieberman, ya dope?

The answer is never.

Joe's loyality to the Democratic Party has never been in question, until now.

That's why it's high time Blumenthal got in the game.

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"little Dick" to the rescue?

The chickenshit opportunist is past his prime. Let him hold out for a federal court appointment.

No one takes Blummy's seriously after his "to run, or not to run" antics.

What are you hoping to get out of this, anyway?

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on you silly twit,

Take up ctkeiths challenge over at My left Nutmeg and identify yourself.LOL,might sean be your first name

9:45 PM  
Blogger Informed Democrat said...

So Blumenthal's an opportunist, huh? Care to elaborate?

My guess is that you've got nothing. You're just talking out of your ass and parroting things you've heard other people in your cave say.

You ask what I hope to get out of this. I want what we all ought to. The best possible Democrat representing our interests in the U.S. Senate.

That's Richard Blumenthal.

I shouldn't have to be the one to break it to you but I will. It's not Ned "Daddy Warbucks" Lamont and it's certainly not Joe Lieberman.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blumenthal is too old to send to the Senate. He turns what? Sixty-two this year??

6:07 PM  
Anonymous lightweight said...

Ned? A lightweight? Seems like 'informed democrat' is pretty uninformed.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Lamont is no paper tiger... Get a grip, pal.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one has posted here since 2006...

How about reviving this blog...Just this time, not
Lieberman but the great Dodd himself. By the way I have supported Dodd since his dad...I just think it is time for a fresh pair of pipes in washington

2:17 PM  

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