Everyside has begun to push their PR media blitz. Israel has declared victory. President Bush has declared victory (I'm still looking for that video and I don't know why can't find it). The Syrian president declared victory. Now the leader of Hezbollah has declared victory. One thing is for certain, victory is difficult to measure. Especially in this struggle. If missiles quit raining down on Israel -- Israel wins. If Israel continues to exist, Israel wins. Since the goal of Hezbollah, Iran and Syria is the destruction of Israel it's hard to see how they actually have come out victorious.
Interesting take on Joe Lieberman by The Daily Show. I was figuring that the money would dry up for Joe Lieberman and he would have to drop out of the race but then I saw this story in the New York Times. It seems there is some problems between the Republicans and the Republican candidate.
It was more than money, good looks and charm. Lamont did it the old fashion way, he earned it. He went house to house. He put in the time and effort to grow a grassroots campaign. Lunches, teas, cookouts - he was there for all of them. Yes, the netroots were helpful but Lamont didn't use the net as he only source of support. He tapped into the anti-status quo feeling in America.
He also got help from Lieberman. Lieberman did everything he could to lose. He was not humble. He NEVER said that the war was a mistake until the very end. He announced that he would run as an independent. On one hand he is saying that he is a good democrat in spite of his support for Bush on the other hand he will run as an independent if he loses? Lieberman was the perfect opponent for someone to come out of the Blue (pun intended) and defeat.