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NYT endorses Ned Lamont

Damn. Holy Joe is sinking faster than a stone. You know that his campaign was working hard for the endorsement in the Democratic primary for Senate in Connecticut, and now that’s all gone up in smoke with Gail Collins’s blast.

…Mr. Lieberman is now in a tough Democratic primary against a little-known challenger, Ned Lamont. The race has taken on a national character. Mr. Lieberman’s friends see it as an attempt by hysterical antiwar bloggers to oust a giant of the Senate for the crime of bipartisanship. Lamont backers – most of whom seem more passionate about being Lieberman opponents – say that as one of the staunchest supporters of the Iraq war, Mr. Lieberman has betrayed his party by cozying up to President Bush.

…If Mr. Lieberman had once stood up and taken the lead in saying that there were some places a president had no right to take his country even during a time of war, neither he nor this page would be where we are today. But by suggesting that there is no principled space for that kind of opposition, he has forfeited his role as a conscience of his party, and has forfeited our support.

Whew. You have to read the whole scorching endorsement; Joe’s campaign must be sh*tting bricks right about now. Steve is on it:

Make no mistake, Lieberman’s campaign is reeling from this. It is a disaster of the first order. Instead of smacking us blogofascists down, she’s basically repeated our arguments and validated them in the most public way possible. This is going to make some people decide to jump ship, because it’s becoming clear that Lieberman’s campaign is a last hurrah.

Ned Lamont better be ready for some serious hardball now.

Check out Mad Kane’s No Liebe For Lieberman.

* Holy Joe’s GOP dough
* DSCC to Holy Joe: you’re on your own
* NARAL backs Holy Joe over Lamont
* Holy Joe collecting signatures for independent campaign
* Holy Joe vs. Ned Lamont on LGBT rights
* Holy Joe: Bombs away on Iran
* Holy Joe on-air meltdown
* Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Holy Joe has got to go!

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