"As we have been reporting, a group of far left bloggers has succeeded in frightening most of the Democratic presidential candidates. The leading intimidators are MoveOn, MediaMatters and the vicious DailyKos. These people savagely attack those with whom they disagree and the politicians don't want to become smear targets. So most of the Democratic candidates have agreed to speak at the Kos convention this weekend, a situation that is beyond shameful. I'm going to show you a picture that was on the Kos web site for nearly a year, depicting Senator Joseph Lieberman on his knees, apparently preparing to service President Bush. The fact that these Democratic presidential candidates are supporting a web site that would run a picture like that is hard to believe. A word to the Democrats who will speak to the Kos convention: That is a huge mistake, and you should apologize to Senator Lieberman, a man you all know. Associating with haters is not going to bring you credibility, and voters will not forget."The Factor
was joined by Lanny Davis, a former advisor to Bill Clinton, who also denounced the slanderous depiction of Senator Lieberman. "This is disgusting," Davis declared, "and allowing it to be put on the DailyKos would oblige most Democrats to be repulsed by it. But I would not generalize and say the entire site is filled with hate." Conservative Genevieve Wood accused the Democratic candidates of trolling for votes. "What's pathetic is that the moderate Democratic Leadership Council just had its convention, and none of these candidates went. Who you associate with says something about your character." The Factor
predicted that Democrat candidates will eventually regret attending the Kos convention. "This web site and the others mentioned have intimidated the entire Democratic field with the exception of Joseph Biden. They are afraid of the DailyKos and MoveOn, and this is a disaster for the Democrats. If they're afraid of a web site, what are they going to do with al-Qaeda?"