They are afraid. Very afraid. The leaders of the Incumbent Protection Racket in Washington, DC are terrified that we, the people, can actually have a voice in our government. Ned and those of us supporting him, wanting to kick the bums out, have the old timers in an uproar. Yes, Ned is the Democratic nominee, a right he won in a Democratic primary, but Chuck Schumer, head of the DSCC has been totally absent in this race -- where is all the money for this competitive race? Flowing into Joe Lieberman's coffers.
Why is Joe getting all of this support? Because he's already a member of the club. He is in deep with the lobbyists and special interests that control Washington. He can be relied on to vote the way he is "supposed to" vote. Put Connecticut's needs first? No way. Joe has folded on the energy bill, the Iraq mess, and he voted to give George W Bush the absolute right to determine what torture is and is not, and who can be treated as an "enemy combatant" and who cannot. (But, remember, if Hillary becomes president, she'll have the same powers to declare Rush an "enemy combatant," so maybe we just have to hang on for 2 years -- heh, heh.)
No, we are the establishment's worst nightmare. We think, we donate, we're active, we're incredibly well informed, and we call them on their bullshit, like claiming they have never said "Stay the Course." WE have become the checks and balances in this era of a Rubber-Stamp Congress.
That's why they want to crush us. The primary win was bad enough for these insiders -- a seat in the Senate held by a man with a conscience, who's there for US, who can't be bought --- well, that's a fate too horrible for those entrenched in the power game to even contemplate.
We, in Connecticut, for the first time in a LONG time, have the power to change politics as they know it. At this point, it is not about your money. It is about your voice and your presence. Come to the town hall meetings with Ned and bring your friends. Send postcards to friends and family. If you click, you'll see Bob's video on how much fun it is to get involved with this campaign down the stretch. If you can take election day off and volunteer to drive people to the polls, make last minute calls, monitor polling places -- you can change our world.
The last revolution started in Massachusetts. Let the next one start here in our beloved CT on November 7. Ned Lamont -- his ONLY special interest is Connecticut.