• on a comment on "Already Back on the Trail"? over 5 years ago

    You are right, and those are all good questions.  I think if we had to do it again, there might have been a different victory speech and we might have found different pressure points re: getting Joe to drop -- or just recognized it wasn't going to happen.

  • on a comment on "Already Back on the Trail"? over 5 years ago

    I love you guys, but that vacation thing has been blown out of proportion.  If I remember correctly, he was gone for two days (Thursday night after campaigning until Saturday) and came back to do a Sunday show.

    And he basically did so under doctors orders.  The campaign continued to run full steam ahead and attack Lieberman.  I still have the press releases and emails we sent out from that week.

    Here's Ned a week after the election in New Haven giving a press conference linking Lieberman and Cheney

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coai1aI7y pA

    And yes, it was probably winnable.  But it was going to be real difficult.

    Tim

  • on a comment on Bad Politics over 5 years ago

    I have no idea who you are, but I was on the campaign as well ...

    But if you were there you'd know that Lamont got 70% of the Democratic vote in the general election.

    http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2006/pages/r esults/states/CT/S/01/epolls.0.html

    Tim

  • I await your condemnation of your union ...

    LINK

    Union organizing sometimes isn't as spontaneous as it seems.

    It turns out that sometimes unions decide where and when they'll recruit based on quiet deals made with the very companies they're organizing.

    The California Nurses Association, which has made big news in Houston recently by becoming the only union to successfully organize nurses at a Texas hospital, has such a deal with Tenet Healthcare.

    It specifies which eight hospitals the union can organize in Houston, Dallas and Philadelphia, according to a copy of the agreement provided to the National Labor Relations Board.

    It also identifies the quarter and year in which union officials can launch their organizing campaigns.

    Tim

  • You answered your own question: to build their email lists.

  • Dodd has led throughout the entire campaign on issues people in the netroots care about.

    First to co-sponsor Feingold-Reid

    First to publicly declare his opposition to the last blank-check supplemental

    Corporate Carbon Tax

    Always talking about the Constitution and rule of law.

    The support for Dodd has been building for quite some time now.  It doesn't shock me that supporters of other candidates are threatened by that.

    And fact is, no one knew about Dodd before this cycle.  His introduction to the netroots came in earnest when he campaigned and shot a commercial for Ned Lamont (a pre-campaign netroots cause, I'd say?).  I'd venture to say that if MyDD existed when he authored the Family and Medical Leave Act, people would have been writing about that and gathering support for the bill as well.

    And as Dodd's internet director, let me just say that the contributions (in the volume they came) was a shock to me even.

    Tim

  • comment on a post Open Thread over 6 years ago

    ...whatever.  Can't post a freaking YouTube clip for some reason.

    LINK

    Tim

  • comment on a post Open Thread over 6 years ago

    How about I "Walk it Out?"

    <object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/VEWjrxm2UrA"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/VEWjrxm2UrA" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>

    Tim

  • comment on a post Notes From Drake over 6 years ago

    It was:

    The Dodd Squad
    The Dodd Bod (the guy in the muscle costume)
    The Dodd Sod (Grass)
    The Dodd Theropod (Dinosaur)
    The Dodd Rod (Stewart)

    Pictures here:

    http://chrisdodd.com/node/2149

    Tim

  • The Dodd part. =)

    Tim

  • It needs to become the vocal majority. =)

    Can't wait to read the entry, BTD.

    Tim

  • comment on a post Open Thread over 6 years ago

    Have fun hanging out with the rest of those DFH at Berkley.

    Best of luck, of course.

    Tim

  • on a comment on MyDD Candidate Bloggers over 6 years ago

    Wrong impression ... although BTD has been a tremendous voice (often in the wilderness) supporting the Dodd campaign when the Senator's actions merited such support.

    Tim

  • on a comment on Open Left Is, Um, Open over 6 years ago

    Good story.

    Good luck in the re-elect, although I'd be lying if, well, you know ...

    See you in Chicago?

    Tim

  • on a comment on Open Left Is, Um, Open over 6 years ago

    300's?

    you've lost a step.

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