Sirota Playing the Managing Expectations Game?
Sheesh, this doesn't sound to me
like a guy who's confident Lamont's going to win:Here's the deal folks: No matter what the outcome tomorrow - and I sure am hoping Lamont wins - we should all remember that last point: the fact that Ned Lamont and the progressive movement have mounted such a serious challenge to an entrenched incumbent with such a massive corporate-backed warchest is a HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT. In the course of just a few months, a guy who has never run for office took on one of the most well-funded, insulated politicians in America, who used all of his clout and cashed in all of his favors to get other Big Time members of the Establishment to help him. If Ned gets within 15 points of Lieberman, it is a display of real strength, and it is a major step forward in our movement.
Personally I'm hoping that Lieberman ekes out a small win, thereby making the netkooks go wild with conspiracy theories and anger at Diebold.
PS--Pam Meister's in Connecticut
and will undoubtedly be paying attention to the results today.