Friday, March 31, 2006
Netkooks Attack Obama
This bit of apostasy hasn't gone unnoticed
:U.S. Sen. Barack Obama rallied Connecticut Democrats at their annual dinner Thursday night, throwing his support behind mentor and Senate colleague Joe Lieberman.
Obama wasted little time getting to that point, calling it the "elephant in the room" but praising Lieberman's intellect, character and qualifications.
"The fact of the matter is, I know some in the party have differences with Joe. I'm going to go ahead and say it," Obama told the 1,700-plus party members who gathered in a ballroom at the Connecticut Convention Center for the $175-per-head fundraiser. "I am absolutely certain Connecticut is going to have the good sense to send Joe Lieberman back to the U.S. Senate so he can continue to serve on our behalf."MyDD
:So I take Daniel's point, but bringing people together is not the same thing as making people feel good. And Senator Obama is saying different things to different people rather than being real about what he believes. Sometimes bringing people together involves blunt honesty. Beyond that, it is simply politically unwise to endorse the status quo instead of change in 2006. And the consequence of insider's disease is that you begin to believe that no matter what, the American people don't want an opposition, they want happy non-ideological talk about competence. I heard one consultant tell me yesterday that Bush's personal favorability ratings were and are always far higher than Clinton's.Atrios
:Even an Obama appearance can't help this guy.The Agonist
:Barack Obama is quickly becoming a serious disappointment to progressives across the country. At a dinner where it was rumored Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman was booed upon his introduction, Illinois Senator Barack Obama later that same evening threw his support behind what the Stamford Advocate is calling his "mentor."
He didn't throw his support anywhere. He just threw away a great deal of good-will, if you ask me.
Nedraline! Support Ned Lamont. Rid us of Lieberman.