Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Lamont vs. Lieberman

Single issue candidates tend to be weak. However, Ned Lamont has a fighting chance in his bid to unseat Sen. Joe Lieberman in the Connecticut Democratic primary. I had read with mixed opinions the whole affair until today. While campaigning in a Spanish-speaking church, Lieberman said:

"You and I know each other. We are like familia," said Lieberman, drawing chuckles from the crowd for using the Spanish word.
Very endearing. However, the phrase "we know each other", or nos conocemos, is very familiar. Indeed, it was used by President Bush in Spanish-language advertisements during the 2004 election. In consideration of accusations that Lieberman is too close to the Republicans, this use of message stands out. His media consultants must have thought "well it worked for them" and stuck it in his remarks for the church. Nonetheless, the phrase solidifies arguments by Democrats of Lieberman's acquiescence with Republicans.

No comments:

Add to Technorati Favorites