The estimable Mr. Lamont needed 15% to get on the primary ballot in Connecticut against Dubya’s Pet Hamster, Kapo Joe Lieberman.
With virtually no name recognition and little funding but lots of netroots support, he got 33.4%.
And while we apparently must still wait awhile to see Rove in the public stocks, I will happily take good news where I find it.
And I found some here tonight.
So read on, crack one of the bottles of Fitzmas Ale you've been saving up, and maybe go here and give that nice Mr. Lamont some of that $44-tax-cut money that you’ve been saving.
A ringing endorsement of Ned Lamont’s campaign, and a stinging rebuke to Senator Lieberman. The convention is an inside-baseball event, and Lieberman put EVERYTHING he had into holding us below 15% ... he couldn’t. Your hard work and dedication has put Ned Lamont, officially, on the ballot.
The field operation continues plugging away tomorrow and we have an enormous headstart on-the-ground. The commercials give us a much needed boost in statewide recognition. And everyone’s read about the buzz you all are generating online.
We got the mo! This is what a movement looks like.
Fill the hat on the front page
To say the Lamont supporters are fired up would be a complete understatement. Here’s the final tally. Hat’s off to everyone out there from the campaign.
Ned Lamont: 505
Joe Lieberman: 1004
Total Needed for Ballot: 15%
Ned Receives: 505 (33.4%)
Any night that has Lieberman sweating through his “I Heart Bush” underoos and calling Rove on the Ratphone in terror for career advice is a good night.
A very good night indeed.
So one more bit of PhotoShop prestidigitation...
...for you Mr. Lamont.
For figuring out that there are indeed Democrats -- alive! -- inside the Democratic Party.