I must say, even though it's highly unlikely, unrealistic, yada, yada, yada....listening to Ned Lamont in the last 24 hours I can't help but think of what a terrific presidential candidate this guy'd make in 2008. He's smart, articulate, engaging and charismatic. He has an overall liberal, pro-business, anti-war message that resonates strongly with voters. And he's proven to be a highly effective campaigner. Plus, with all the hoopla surrounding the Connecticut race this past year, he's been afforded invaluable name-recognition. Scenario: he wins his Senate race in November, spends a highly visible year in Washington, and then, upon seeing none of the Democrat hopefuls gather any real momentum or excitement, tosses his hat into the ring; the dark horse Clinton-like wonderkind who comes out of nowhere to become the first Senator since John F. Kennedy to become president.
Stranger things have happened, kids.