Friday, August 04, 2006

Bullies For Lieberman - Did They Destroy Him?

From Connecticut come reports of bullies with Lieberman t-shirts disrupting the campaign visits of his opponent, Ned Lamont.

Ned has already survived an interview on the Colbert Report. An empty chair sits on the stage, awaiting Joe Lieberman's visit. Perhaps he can stop by and clear all this up.

Here are pictures of the bullies from the Ned Lamont site.

Mr. Lieberman, far behind in the polls, of course disavows the assistance of his would-be-friends. One wonders.

The opportunities for ordinary citizens to capture saleable video at a Ned Lamont event have increased tenfold. Photos and video which identify the bullies will be of special interest, as will rooting them out for mainstream media interviews. They made a decision to go public with their vitriol. They may have thrown away their privacy.

Can bullies survive as public citizens in the information age?

The blogger, Kos, observes,

"Rather than bully Ned and 90-year-old vets, the LieberKidz might want to help organize GOTV for their guy. He needs it desperately. Or maybe they can attend their guy's thinly attended campaign events, something else Lieberman needs desperately."
Which is to say, dollars and hours spent on information age connectivity will garner a far better return than resorting to visually interesting strong-arm tactics from the age of repression.

1 Comments:

Blogger Dan McIntyre said...

Within a day now, we know that the "50-year-old man" who urged the bullies on is a Washington lobbyist named Richard Goodstein. He is a very strong supporter of Lieberman, he says.

Here's the link to the TPM Cafe story:

http://electioncentral.tpmcafe.com/blog/electioncentral/2006/aug/04/ct_sen_goodstein_email_me_the_last_good_story_you_wrote_about_joe_lieberman

Who pays his bills?

12:03 PM, August 05, 2006  

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