In this David Sirota article, he discusses some of the implications of the Lamont campaign. As good a post mortum as has been written yet.
And yes, it's early...I'm sure we'll see a lot of in-depth articles discussing "The Lamont Factor" and how it will relate to the political landscape of future campaigns.
The article is too long to quote here, so click on the link above to read it in it's entirety. David pretty much nails it when it comes to why Ned trounced Lieberman in the primary, but didn't have the strength to overcome the lack of support in the national election. My anger at the National Democratic party is quelled by the fact that ultimately we did win control of both Houses, so I'm holding it in for now.
At least until we see how Joe really represents when the important issues come up.
If he lets us down, I'll have plenty to say.