Here's an ABC News commentary on the debate:
"I'm running against a career politician who says, 'Stay the course,'" said Lamont, echoing the anti-war mantra that propelled him to victory in the August primary. "It's time for us now to redeploy our forces."And Paul Bass of the New Haven Independent had this to say about Alan Schlesinger:
Trailing in the polls, Lamont hit back at Lieberman's charge that he's a running a negative campaign.
"It's not negative to say we've got to change course in Iraq," Lamont said.
The ghost of Crazy Eddie was channeled Monday by a man who would be Connecticut's next senator -- and whose name is neither Lieberman nor Lamont.
So Schlesinger came out swinging -- literally, with his hands at times -- when he finally got to debate his two opponents in a televised debate. He injected a new factor into the race. Lieberman sought to focus attention, and criticism, on Lamont, his closest rival. But Schlesinger pounced on them both throughout the debate, and sought to establish himself as the conservative alternative to two "liberal Democrats."