August 09, 2006

Lamont Win = Cause for Hope?

Can it be that the tide is finally starting to turn? Be still my Quaker heart.

"Time is running out for Republicans. Unless something dramatic happens before Election Day, Democrats will take control of the House. And the chances that they'll seize the Senate are rising toward 50-50." Charlie Cook in the National Journal. Full piece here.

From the DSCC today:

Democratic Leader Harry Reid and DSCC Chair Chuck Schumer issued the following joint statement today on the Connecticut Senate race:

“The Democratic voters of Connecticut have spoken and chosen Ned Lamont as their nominee. Both we and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) fully support Mr. Lamont’s candidacy. Congratulations to Ned on his victory and on a race well run.

“Joe Lieberman has been an effective Democratic Senator for Connecticut and for America. But the perception was that he was too close to George Bush and this election was, in many respects, a referendum on the President more than anything else. The results bode well for Democratic victories in November and our efforts to take the country in a new direction.”

And, of course, DailyKos has something to say.

"What tonight showed is that democracy can work. That even the most powerful, entrenched forces can be dislodged by people-power. That the combined mights of the Democratic and Conservative establishments couldn't hold the gates against the barbarian intruders.

We can make a difference, and we will. We have just seen what we can accomplish if we set our minds to it. Now while we'll work to seal the deal in Connecticut, we'll also take our energy, our passion, and yes, even our dollars and use them to teach the ruling Republican ideologues running our country into the ground that they face repercussions for their incompetence."

Let's hope. And roll our sleeves up.


Anonymous said...

No one candidate's win or loss is much cause for hope. The country goes where the people want it to go. The recent wars were fought because we (ie a majority) wanted it fought. It will now end because an even bigger majority wants it to end. Idealists will talk their irrefutable truths, but reality will interfere with a permanent resolution of all conflict until such time that there is more to gain from peace than war- everywhere.

Shelley said...

Huh? Why can't a candidate's win be a cause for hope that the tide has turned on this particular quagmire?