Lugar's parting words: Part defense, part warning
May 9th, 2012
12:26 AM ET
11 years ago

Lugar's parting words: Part defense, part warning

Indianapolis (CNN) - As soon as 36-year Senate veteran Richard Lugar finished his concession speech Tuesday, he walked off the stage, out the back door and into his car.

But he left behind something unusual and - in the annals of politics - somewhat extraordinary.

Lugar had his aides distribute a prepared statement that was part detailed defense of his ill-fated and often maligned campaign strategy, and part stark warning to both parties about the divisive state of American politics - starting with Richard Mourdock, the Republican who beat him.


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  1. SA in OO

    Well said RIchard Logar. The country owes you a sincere debt of gratitude for your many years of thoughtful stewardship in the Senate.

    The question we face in this country, and as we see in the recent elections in France and Greece, is can the concept of Democracy survive in an environment where the voters have little knowledge of the real consequences of their votes, and little or no respect for people who may have a different opinion about how to run the country.

    May 9, 2012 06:23 am at 6:23 am |
  2. The Greedy Old PIgs declared class war on US!

    A sad loss for America, moderation and bipartisanship. Also interesting how the other GOBP cultists mentioned in the article spoke about Lugar's strategy rather than discuss the substance of his comments. Lugar is 100% correct, .and the GOBP cult is sliding ever further into a toxic cesspool of bigotry, ignorance and irrelevance.

    May 9, 2012 07:33 am at 7:33 am |