Connecticut Senate Election 2010: Democrat Blumenthal Loses Ground in Polls to GOP Challengers McMahon & Simmons after Misplaced Words Vietnam Lie


The reaction begins to Richard Blumenthal lies and exaggerations about his military service in Vietnam and his so-called “misplaced words“.

What a difference a poll makes and being caught in a lie that you claimed that you served in Vietnam when you did not. Also, that you received five deferments so that you would not be sent to Vietnam. The latest Rasmussen poll shows that Blumenthal has taken a sever hit in the polls. Is this reactionary to the NY Times article that exposed Blumenthal’s lies or will this be a troubling trend for Blumenthal and Democrats?

Prior to the discovery of the Vietnam military service lie, Blumenthal was up by double digits over his Republican challengers and Connecticut was all but a sure thing for Democrats in their efforts to maintain control of the US Senate. However, CT might just be back in play.

The most recent Rasmussen poll shows that Blumenthal is leading GOP challenger Linda McMahon by only 3%, 48% to 45%. Just two weeks ago before the Vietnam militarty service record lie was exposed, Blumenthal was leading by 13%.

Following a New York Times report that he exaggerated his military record, Democratic Senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal has lost ground in match-ups against all his potential Republican challengers in Connecticut.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Connecticut finds Blumenthal with just a three-point advantage over Linda McMahon, 48% to 45%. Two weeks ago, he led the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment by 13 percentage points. The New York Times story broke late Monday; the survey was taken Tuesday evening.

Will this story have legs? It is hard to believe in the present political climate where the voters already have such a low opinion of politicians and think they lie, that the voters would accept an individual who of all things … got caught in a huge lie. He has already begun damage control; however, attacking others for your self made scandal is hardly an apology. Sir, you have impugned your own record of service by lying about it. Obviously, you did not think it could stand on its own without the “misplaced” words.

“On a few occasions I have misspoken about my service, and I regret that and I take full responsibility,” Mr. Blumenthal said at a packed news conference at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in West Hartford. “But I will not allow anyone to take a few misplaced words and impugn my record of service to our country.”

The problem is, these were not misplaced words … it was a concerted effort on the part of Blumenthal to create an image of himself of something he was not. How this was not caught sooner is amazing. Even more amazing is the fact that Blumenthal thought he would never be called in it. We will have to see the poll trending over the next couple of months to see how “THE LIE” has affected the Senate race in Connecticut.

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Connecticut Senate Election 2010: Democrat Blumenthal Loses Ground in Polls to GOP Challengers McMahon & Simmons after Misplaced Words Vietnam Lie”

    1. super dave on May 20th, 2010 7:26 am

      john kerry spent what 4 days in viet nam and
      considered himself a hero ? blumenthal never went
      to viet nam, obama is an illegal and also age wise, he couldn’t have gone to viet nam. these
      thugs will say or do anything to screw the
      American citizens.shameful actions.

    2. rightknight on May 20th, 2010 8:48 am

      Again, Glenn Beck tore into Blumenthal’s
      approach to AIG’s bonuses a few months
      back. Blu’ boy was unable to cite the law
      that allowed him to withhold contractual
      obligated money from AIG. Tho most of
      us felt the dough was ‘unearned’ (as in
      the Franklin Raines Fanny Mae heist) Blu’
      was exposed as foolish and weasel like.
      Hard to trust a liar.

    3. Its Me on May 20th, 2010 11:37 am

      There are too many of these phony clowns like this in Washington. What the hell is wrong with the American people who vote them in office? We need to vote them all out!!!!!

    4. Pat in Alabama on May 20th, 2010 10:24 pm

      There is a guy in Huntsville that is being prosecuted for falsely wearing metals he didn’t earn in his military service. He may do some time for it. Too bad this guy couldn’t be prosecuted for lying about his service record.

    5. Peter Cohen on July 13th, 2010 2:11 pm

      And again we have some putative reporter referring to the the GOP challengers as being simply Linda McMahon & Rob Simmons. Again, no mention is made of the third candidate, Peter Schiff. McMahon has gigatons of money, so she is worthy of mention. Rob Simmons is the Washington Insider chosen (who has by the way suspended his campaign), so he is worthy of mention. But Peter Schiff, the economist who warned the nation years before the financial crisis that it was coming, and why, and what to do about it, he is not worthy of a mention? The fact that he raised 3 million dollars from small independent contributors, vastly more than Rob Simmons, that is not worthy? He has the endorsement of all the Tea Party organizations in Connecticut, he has a grass roots of hundreds of volunteers working with him, but none of that counts. Only big money and Washington insiders count for this reporter.

      If one wonders why the country is in such a mess, one should not point to the politicians as the culprit. One should point to morally bankrupt reporters, utterly delinquent in their responsibility, as the ones to blame.

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