As first reported by the NYT Empire Zone reports, Josh Isay is coming aboard as campaign director to steer this front-running but uncertain vessel towards judgment day in just over two months.
This’ll help get a little of the joe-mentum mojo back, it’s a good bet.
With all the staffing tumult in Lieberman’s campaign, and a voracious world press corps on the doorstep, Isay is as well positioned experience-wise as any potential campaign operative to take on this humongous gig.
His management of Chuck Schumer’s 1998 Senate campaign against incumbent Al D’Amato was quite well done, and having had plenty of experience dealing with the NYC tabloid press helps him enormously in this unpredictable, explosive media environment.
We’ll just have to see how well he works with Neil Newhouse… that’ll be interesting. Regardless, this is a big move for Lieberman. The Lamont campaign’s skill level deficit just got a little wider.