Bringing Lieberman Back to Broken Promises, Bush
by Matt Stoller, Sun Oct 15, 2006 at 08:14:18 AM EDT
With this new ad, Lamont is highlighting Lieberman's clearly broken promises. One of Lieberman's strongest assets is his ability to lie while seeming like he has integrity. This ad catches him clearly breaking his promise to voters.
The ad also does something we haven't seen for a while, tying Lieberman back to Bush. Lieberman is more aggressively playing footsie with the Republican Party. To get a sense of the dynamics, you should read this Mark Pazniokas article in the Courant.
Lieberman is running like Republicans are all over the country, by focusing on local issues and bipartisanship while subtly knocking the Democratic Party. Lieberman though doesn't have the Republican brand hanging over his neck, and he has a largely slavish press corps in Connecticut that won't actually look into his funding sources or political operation (which is in all likelihood coordinating with Rell/Shays/Johnscon/etc).
In the primary, Lamont was able to tie Lieberman to the Republican Party because of Lieberman's extremism. Bringing back the message to Bush and broken promises seems like a smart move.