Latest Diablo 3 News
DiabloWiki Updates
Support the site! Become a Diablo: IncGamers PAL - Remove ads and more!

Sen. Lieberman pulling ahead of Ned Lamont

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Sir EvilFreeSmeg, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2005
    Messages:
    15,434
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Sen. Lieberman pulling ahead of Ned Lamont

    Back right after Sen Lieberman split from his party to run as an independant I created this thread discussing it. Many of our lovable libs said Leiberman didn't have a beer's chance in my hand.

    It looks like Lamont's cut-and-run campaign isn't working too well for him.
     
  2. SaroDarksbane

    SaroDarksbane IncGamers Site Pal

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2003
    Messages:
    8,563
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    467
    Good deal. Lieberman seems like an okay guy, and I'll be damned if having a viable independent candidate isn't a good thing one way or the other.
     
  3. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2005
    Messages:
    15,434
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    He's not really an independant. His voting record is roughly 90% party line. They threw him under the bus because of his support for the war. Yet that support is why he's ahead.
     
  4. SaroDarksbane

    SaroDarksbane IncGamers Site Pal

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2003
    Messages:
    8,563
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    467
    Hence why I said that it's a good thing to have an independent candidate doing well, regardless of his particular views (as long as they aren't outrageous).

    Breaking up the two-party system is worth 4 years of mediocrity. :thumbsup:



     
  5. Talga Vasternich

    Talga Vasternich IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2005
    Messages:
    2,708
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    165
    I second that motion! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:



     
  6. Dondrei

    Dondrei IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Messages:
    36,855
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    467
    I too applaud the general principle of a third party candidate being a strong runner for a seat. Of course I have no idea who this guy is or what he stands for, so whether or not I would personally vote for him if I lived there is an open question.
     
  7. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2005
    Messages:
    15,434
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    He the Vice Presidential candidate from 2000 and a long term Senator from Conneticut. He lost the Democrat primary to a commie pinko. So he is running as an independant. He'll still vote with the Democrats 90% of the time like he's done for years.

    I still stand by my assertion that this is the beginning of a viable 3rd party. It might take until 2012 for it to be formed, but this is the start of it
     
  8. The Future now

    The Future now Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    492
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'll probably vote for him.
     
  9. Road Ratt

    Road Ratt IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,527
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    467
    Personally I'd have problems voting for him, he changed parties not because of a change in his beliefs but rather to stay in the running for his seat. Therefor I don't see it as a big help for a third party as he's likely to change back to Dem. at the first opportunity he gets and even if he doesn't he still doesn't hold their beliefs so...
     
  10. Dondrei

    Dondrei IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Messages:
    36,855
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    467
    I thought he was running as an independent.
     
  11. Croup

    Croup IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Messages:
    4,063
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Here's the deal dondrei:

    Lieberman was running against Lamont in the Democratic primary in Connecticut in order to win the nomination. He lost in a fairly close race. Afterwards, he declared he was running as an independent candidate so, as Road Ratt put it, he could still try to hold on to his seat.

    He's not running with any party, nor is he trying to create one. Nor is he also running anti-party. He's simply still running despite losing in the primaries.
     
  12. Angel_Dusted

    Angel_Dusted IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2004
    Messages:
    313
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    77
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but he actually said that he'd run as an independant if he lost the democratic nomination before the final votes were even tallied. The general consensus is that this turned off an awful lot of his constituents.



     
  13. Bortaz

    Bortaz Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2003
    Messages:
    11,312
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Just not the ones that make up that huge percentage that say they plan to vote for him.
     
  14. Dondrei

    Dondrei IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Messages:
    36,855
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    467
    That's what I thought.

    Oh, I just realized I was using "independent" and "third party candidate" interchangeably, which I shouldn't have.



     
  15. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2005
    Messages:
    15,434
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    W
    T
    F
    ?
    ?
    ?

    Dondrei making an error with the English language? :shocked:
    Send him to the London Tower. Make him part of the tour :laugh:



     
  16. Dondrei

    Dondrei IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Messages:
    36,855
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    467
    It's a common thing to do, in this case it was a bad idea though.
     

Share This Page