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Thursday, September 08, 2005

CT-Sen: Joementum

Posted by Tim Tagaris

After months of hope, the final flicker of the candle that was a credible challenge to Joe Lieberman went out last night. Dr. John Orman officially ended his bid yesterday to unseat the Incumbent Fox News Analyst.

A Fairfield University professor said Wednesday that he is ending his campaign against U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman for the Democratic nomination, citing Lieberman's huge fund-raising advantage.

Democrat John Orman said he has only raised $1,000, while Lieberman had raised about $3.8 million as of July.

And there is it. We barked, we shouted, we threatened a primary challenge that will not come to pass in 2006. If anything, I would say the bulk of the blame lies with Dr. Orman and his team. There was so much discontent for Joe Lieberman nationally that they just failed to even attempt to tap into. I know people have flinched because they don't think Orman was very credible, but hell, even Chuck Pennacchio has raised around $100,000 at this point, and the situations are pretty similar. The biggest difference is that more people dislike Lieberman than Casey--something that will probably change if Casey is sworn in.

Posted at 11:14 AM in Connecticut | Technorati


$1,000?! I could raise more than that by playing the kazoo on the subway.

Posted by: Steve M [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 8, 2005 12:29 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

It ain't over,

Dr Orman helped make it OK to consider someone else.He helped raise awareness of how awful Lieberman is.This is in the hartford Courant Sunday edition
and Blumenthols phone was very busy friday.

Posted by: ctkeith [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 11, 2005 01:00 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment