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Ned Lamont, Insurgent

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Posted on Apr 26, 2006
Ned Lamont
From the YaleDailyNews.com

Connecticut cable TV entrepreneur Ned Lamont is seeking Joseph Lieberman’s seat in the U.S. Senate.

The political neophyte at the center of the country’s most-watched Senate primary race says it’s the mainstream media that trivialize campaigns, while the blogs dig into issues. Read the exclusive Truthdig interview.


Excerpts:

On the MSM vs. Blogs:

“When I talk to the mainstream media, its all about process and money and delegates. It was the blogs who said, ‘Hey, there are compelling issues out there, and letҒs see how Lamont stands.’ Whatever the blogs reputation, they opened the door to more serious discourse than the mainstream media did.”

On the war on drugs:

“I could talk about dealing with it in Afghanistan, Bolivia, Colombiaҗwherever the sources are, but lets face it—the law of supply and demand: As long as thereҒs an overwhelming demand here, drugs are going to find their way in.”

On what he expects from Lieberman’s campaign:

“I expect his campaign wont mention my name, theyҒll belittle the seriousness of our effort. They wont engage on issues; theyҒll talk a lot about process…”

On gay marriage:

“There are some places where the government should butt out and leave people alone. And if two people are in love and want to get married, God bless em.”

On Democratic state parties:

“The state party brass, they donҒt like primaries. Competition is a little unsettling to them.”

Full interview

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By claire f collins, July 21, 2006 at 7:07 am Link to this comment
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send me a bumper sticker@ 235 EastRiver dr..#1105,East Hartford, Ct. 06108


thanks

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By Dave, May 1, 2006 at 2:43 pm Link to this comment
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I live in Oregon and I have donated to Ned’s campaign… and I’ll do it again.  Show your support of Ned with $$ people, because if Lieberman wins we need 7 seats to retake the senate not 6.

Can anyone say “Zell” Lieberman?

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By Susie Ellis, April 28, 2006 at 7:54 am Link to this comment
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Have you noticed the first 3 letters of Mr. LIEbermans name????? I live in California and have a Ned Lamont bumper sticker on my car and when people ask me who is Ned and I tell them.. they also voice their opinion of getting rid of Mr.LIEberman. Sad but true Mr. LIEberman does not represent the Democratic Party . We need to elect Mr Lamont so we can have common sense , courage,and dignity of reprensentation . Send this man a dollar or a twenty but support him . It’s a step in the right direction back to truth and honor in our Leaders.

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By Jack, April 27, 2006 at 8:59 am Link to this comment
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Funny Bush Comics.

Latest Bush Comics by H.L.
Tony “Snow Job” Snow’s First Press Conference. + A giant list of Political comics.

http://www.thehollywoodliberal.com/comic_feature_links.htm

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By Zola Daniels, April 27, 2006 at 4:48 am Link to this comment
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Joe needs to go. He has lost his way. He is a war monger.

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By Rog, April 26, 2006 at 6:29 pm Link to this comment
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Maybe an outsider will come to the job with a definition of democracy that means more than making rich people richer off the blood and sweat of the poor. It’s time for new ideas.Ned has some.,

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By Cynthia, April 26, 2006 at 5:09 pm Link to this comment
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Met Ned when he came to my hometown. He’s the real deal…straight forward, honest,concerned. He may be an outsider, but that’s exactly what Washington needs. Lets hope there’s a trend starting here. Lamont for Senator.
Bye Joe!

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By Lu, April 26, 2006 at 1:39 pm Link to this comment
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How do you get a great interview? 
  Start with a great candidate.

Everything Ned and his team has done is professional and effective.

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