The Next Lamont?
Posted on Aug 23, 2006
Maybe not. Although Jonathan Tasini would like to be the next maverick primary candidate to beat an entrenched pro-war Democrat?Hillary Clinton, in this case?he’s failed to garner anything near the support Ned Lamont managed against Joe Lieberman.
New York Times:
Mr. Tasini has qualified for the Sept. 12 primary ballot against Mrs. Clinton, and his positions on the Iraq war, the death penalty and gay marriage are in step with the progressive groups and liberal bloggers that contributed volunteers, money and buzz to Mr. Lamont. Yet some of these partisans say they are deeply reluctant, and in some cases scared, to criticize or abandon Mrs. Clinton, who supported the invasion of Iraq.
They cite her power in the Democratic Party and her careful positioning that has made her, if not antiwar, then a sharp critic of the administration?s handling of Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and the economy.