There was another debate today in Connecticut. Lieberman and Lamont were joined by Alan Schlesinger and two minor party candidates.
Two minor party candidates joined Democrat Ned Lamont in assailing Lieberman's support for the war. Republican Alan Schlesinger reminded the group that the Senate lacks the authority to withdraw troops.
"Three-and-a-half years ago,rushed our country into war," said Lamont, a wealthy businessman who rode a wave of anti-war sentiment to an August primary victory over Lieberman. "Senator Lieberman cheered him on every step of the way."
Lieberman, who is running as an independent, said, "No one wants to end the war in Iraq more than I do." But he warned against pulling out troops before the job is done.
The three-term senator and former vice presidential nominee criticized Lamont's support for a Senate resolution earlier this year that would have set a July 1 deadline for withdrawing U.S. troops.
"That would be a recipe for disaster," Lieberman said. "We've got to end the war in Iraq, but we've got to do it in the right way."
You really kind of have to read it all the way through to see what I'm seeing, I think. But the article, by the Associated Press discusses what Lieberman said, quotes from the minor candidates, quotes from Schlesinger reminding everyone that Lamont's platform is basically meaningless because the Senate can't withdraw the troops
And has one little sentence from Lamont. Does this sound like Lamont did a great job or anything? I notice the left sites are praising Schlesinger as well. But they are weirdly silent about Lamont. I don't think Ned is impressing anyone in these debates.