Monday, November 5, 2012


No matter what happens in the next 27 hours, Joe Lieberman will no longer be the senior senator from Connecticut. This has special meaning for me because six years I had a crappy night because Ned Lamont had just conceded after losing pretty badly. I had taken a semester off from school to organize the first congressional district for the campaign that started in the upstairs (funky) room of La Paloma Sabanera, where I had worked for Luis Cotto. That November evening was a long descent from the August night where we were so high with elation we thought we were single-handedly end the war in Iraq and pass universal healthcare. Those things finally (sort of) have come to pass and I like to think that beginning in 2006 there was a wave that started in Connecticut.

Anyway, I'm really glad that I can vote for Chris Murphy tomorrow and truly hope he wins.


Tony C said...

Huzzah! Won't miss Joe. Well, I'll miss him in a war mongering stubborn uncle kind of way.

Get out and vote!

adventure! said...

It's amazing to think Lieberman has been in for 24 years now. I miss Lowell Weicker.

(I must admit, I did vote for Lieberman once, in 1994, when he was running against Gary Franks. Not much of a choice there.)

Brendan said...

I never voted for him. I wasn't old enough to vote in 2000.

Anonymous said...

Linda McMahon is forever on my "do not like" list.

adventure! said...

Brendan, thanks for making me feel old.
(1994 was the second year I was able to vote, though.)

Brendan said...

Wasn't trying to make you feel old. Sorry about that.