Democrats may have picked Ned Lamont as Connecticut’s gubernatorial candidate but some are wondering who picked his campaign slogan.
The wealthy businessman and activist has never served in the legislature or held a statewide office although he was defeated in a bid for Connecticut governor in 2010 and ran unsuccessfully against Sen. Joe Lieberman in 2006.
Lamont’s current political strategy to secure the election in November, however, is being questioned by those who have seen his campaign slogan.
Folks can we talk about this slogan pic.twitter.com/8J677Z65sE
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) August 29, 2018
What is it with Connecticut politicians and name based campaign puns?
— Pat King (@Patrick903) August 29, 2018
This is one of the rare times even “Covfefe” would work better.
— billy (@halliganotoole) August 29, 2018
no. we must never speak of it again.
— Seth Greenblott (@SethWG603) August 29, 2018
Twitter users were perplexed by how the Democrat approved the slogan which adorns posters and campaign materials.
he’s lost twice. he’s trying something new.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) August 29, 2018
Others just got creative.
— J. Miles Coleman (@JMilesColeman) August 29, 2018
I think you meant endorsNed.
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) August 29, 2018
— Christopher Rozon (@ChrisRozon) August 29, 2018
And they missed out on…
Hey Connecticut, you are BETTER OFF NED!
— Todd Mars (@toddmars11) August 29, 2018
Why you being so NEDgative?
— Tony (@tonyjenson) August 29, 2018
I want him to run for presNEDent
— Master Beef Producer (@ChristophSouza) August 29, 2018
I ConnectiCant Even with this.
— Erika Soto Lamb (@erikasotolamb) August 30, 2018
The 64-year-old, who beat Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim for the party’s nomination, touts his support of progressive ideas in the party’s agenda, like hiking the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and has the financial advantage in the race which has been endorsed by about 30 unions.
Lamont’s rousing defeat of his opponent followed Ganim’s time in federal prison for a conviction on 16 felonies in a public corruption scheme while he was mayor.
For many, Lamont’s ill-advised slogan attempt to be funny and memorable seems to have backfired, providing voters with one particular word that cannot be unseen.
All I see is “conned.”
— David Witz (@DavidWitz) August 29, 2018
This literally spells out “conned.” https://t.co/QgfsUVUm0B
— German Lopez (@germanrlopez) August 29, 2018
Let’s talk about whether putting “conned” into your slogan is a good move.
— Warren (@warrendad) August 29, 2018
FIFY, @nedlamont: “You can’t spell CONNED without NED!”
— Captain Kahuna ?? (@Captain_Kahuna) August 30, 2018
Candidates who put their names in slogans reveal a very distasteful narcissism that voters never seem to like
Even trump wasn’t that narcissistic
— Literal Vampire-Potbelly-Goblin (@PotbellyGloblin) August 29, 2018
It’s the dad joke of slogans.
— ANDREW HUGHES (@aohughes) August 29, 2018
Oh no. Can’t believe it got this far. Someone approved that for printing.
— alba17 ?️? (@alba17) August 29, 2018
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