“In the 1960s, as a college student, Joe Lieberman fought for equality and marched with our civil rights leaders in the South,” a narrator says. “Ned Lamont says he will stand up for all the people of Connecticut, but did you know that for 16 years, Ned belonged to Round Hill, an exclusive country club not known for its diversity?”
The narrator mentions that the Bush family once belonged to Round Hill, then says Lamont’s membership is something that the challenger wanted to keep from becoming an issue.
“Ned Lamont only resigned from Round Hill after he decided to run for the Senate because he was afraid it would become a campaign issue. Born into wealth, Ned Lamont is trying to buy a seat in the United States Senate. Membership may have its privileges, but the Senate isn’t one of them.” ~Hartford Courant
Let me see if I have this right: Lieberman is trying to undermine Lamont in Connecticut by pointing out that the latter has been a country club member? Perhaps I only know Connecticut from the stereotypes I have heard about the place (in fact, I have only driven through the state once–we Westerners might call New England “drive-through country”), but how is tagging Lamont as a member of Prep-Unit seriously going to hurt his election chances in that state? It isn’t as if Lamont’s substantial personal fortune and privileged background have exactly been secrets–it is how he was able to compete in this race in the first place!