May 8th, 2012
05:58 PM ET

Tuesday vote puts Lugar on the defensive

At the close of one of the toughest primary challenges dealt an incumbent this year, Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana argued in an interview Tuesday that he is one of the bright spots in a body many see dimly.

"The public as a whole may be unhappy with one party or the other, but they're very unhappy with the Congress as a whole for their inability to make decisions," Lugar told CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash. "I'm a person who makes sure we do get on with it, that there is progress, and with personal vigor I argue with people.


We'll have full election night coverage on Erin Burnett OutFront, starting at 7 p.m. ET on CNN.

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  1. Raymond Giroir

    It seems that there are so many models that confine the human condition. Peoples social connection tools are stronger now more than any other time in history. It only takes mintues for something to be known by just about everyone in the world. Never has this been able to be done and especially sometimes outside the frame of the "media" In fact you might say that some "news" stories are picked up by what the people are blogging or tweeting ..... Good times , bad times, all I can say is it is our times... I wish though that their be more focus on how we measure up in recovery not from the many small financial shocks but how we look up againest the depression of the 1930's .. I say thirties... in that .. how long was it before recoevery then????? compared to that .. we have come very far very quickly.....perspective and focus should be the order of the day....

    May 9, 2012 at 8:35 am | Reply
  2. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Yeah, that was a real bummer for a lot of folks here in the Hoosier State. I was disappointed when Evan Bayh quit Congress, but I couldn't blame him for it. In his book Democracy in America, de Tocqueville wrote, "Amongst the novel objects that attracted my attention during my stay in the United States, nothing struck me more forcibly than the general equality of conditions." Everywhere, people shook hands with each other as though there were no social distinctions. If a barn needed to be raised, a school roof repaired, or a social cause advanced, then people banded together — and the work was done... Nowadays, the kids in college don't even know who Maya Angelou is, let alone de Tocqueville, so maybe our American history is gone.

    May 9, 2012 at 12:00 am | Reply
  3. Saul Lichtine

    Ms. Burnett,
    Please clarify the copy you read re the"Double Agent being a CIA Double Agent". He is in the employ of Saudi Intelligence and shared the information with the CIA . Do not give credit where it is NOT due. He does not work for the CIA. Accuracy and verification before promulgation a very important ingredient in honest journalism.
    Saul Lichtine
    Thank You

    May 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  4. Dante

    Erin Burnett is a moron.

    May 8, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Reply

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