Remember Ned Lamont, the puppet of lefty bloggers Markos and Jerome Armstrong who shook the world by beating Joe Lieberman for the Senate nomination in Connecticut this spring? Well, things aren’t going so well for Mr. Lamont:
The apparent end of the much-ballyhooed Lamont phenomenon is causing a great deal of soul-searching and recrimination in all corners of the Democratic Party. The bloggers that once championed Mr. Lamont as an awkward but earnest savior now alternately blame Washington’s strategists for hijacking their candidate and Democratic leaders for abandoning him. Beltway consultants fault the Lamont campaign for failing to move the candidate beyond his left-wing celebrity and define him for a greater electorate.
The election is a week away, and already Democratic Party insiders speak of Lamont in the past tense, and all Markos has to show for all his money-raising is a reduction in the number of Democrats in the Senate.
Oh, and did I mention that Lamont’s champions are leaders of the net neutrality cause? Well, they are.