Allen to concede VA Senate Race November 9, 2006 By rollbiz Breaking news on MSNBC no link yet. Please share widely! 00
Allen will hopefully be conceding at 3:00. Link here to local site with good gossip. Webb’s numbers have been going up while Allen’s have been going down. Bye, bye George Macaca Allen!
It is now offically over. 49-49+2 😀
Allen was his most serious competition for the nomination!
BTW – it’s realy 49-49-2. Will Holy Joe, as you so charmingly refer to him, be so ready to back Seachlight Harry’s plans, after he threw him under the bus?
Is still caucusing with the Dems, as discussed ad naseum already.
Just because CT has a silly electoral schedule that allows someone to loose a primary and then run in a general as an independent doesn’t mean he deserved the support of the party. Once in a while your team should have a primary. Then tell me the party should support the guy that lost. For someone who talks about respecting the voters so much, you really show little respect for primary voters with this line of argument.
I am surprised that he announced so quickly that he would caucus with the Dems. If it were me, I would have let them sweat a little.
Bottom line, if we want to keep the Senate we need Joe Lieberman to be, if I may paraphrase Senator Kerry, “for us before he is against us”. While I expect Senator Lieberman to give us some whacks every now then, I can deal with it as long as he casts that all important procedural vote to organize with us (which he has said he’ll do all along) and ensure that Harry Reid will be the Majority Leader. Lieberman has been a reliably progressive vote on most economic and social issues for twenty years. I don’t expect that to change much now.
As someone who donated money to the Lieberman campaign during the primary, I’m glad he was reelected. Contrary to much of the popular belief in the blogosphere, Ned Lamont was an unimpressive candidate from the very beginning and, let’s face it, if he wasn’t a millionaire who could self finance he wouldn’t have won in August. In fact, I don’t think he would have done much better than the anti-war candidate who was trounced by Senator Clinton in New York. He won because he could spend and once all the voters of Connecticut got a chance to assess him, they made the same conclusion I did months ago. Aside from his megabucks, his righteous indignation over the war (which I share with him) and progressive anger with Lieberman’s hawkish posturing, there wasn’t a whole lot there. I’m glad he lost.
for his own gain. We’ll KNOW he’s lost ALL ethics if he does.
Lamont won the primary with way more than money; he has a pretty huge grassroots ground game. Don’t minimize that please.
With the ’04 election and John Kerry conceding Ohio the Repugs were in an ackward position. We all well know the R’s track record on attacks. John Kerry because of his harsh words towards Bush (all of it was true, but that’s besides the point) is usually a target, similar to Gore. They want to villify the person instead of talking about the points they are making. Now if Kerry could concede for the better of our country how could Allen go to a recount that everyone knows would not factor in swinging the election. They would be beneath Kerry.
I do think that Joe will hold to caucusing with the Dems after all. He stands to lose more by not doing so than he stands to gain in any other scenario that I can come up with…And if I know anything about Joe it is that he does what’s best for Joe.
…By the way, sorry about the meatless post. I am at work and just wanted to get the news out there…