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  •  Interesting conversation with my dad yesterday... (11+ / 0-)

    We live in CT and everyone in my family is a liberal jewish democrat. My dad returned from vacation and asked me if I was voting in the primary and I said yes. Upon further investigation it appears that my dad is undecided, even though he is aware of Joe Lieberman's many questionable positions on issues of importance to progressive Americans, of which he is one.

    Why is he conflicted? He has a sense of loyalty toward Lieberman, partly out of the cultural and religious bond of being Jewish, and partly out of respect for what he perceives as Joe's long history as a good liberal politician. I explained to him a few things that he was not aware of, such as his wife's job as a lobbyist for Big Pharma, and reminded him of the duplicity and party betrayal stemming from Joe's decision to run as an independent even if he loses the primary.

    I think there are a lot of democratic voters out there who have a difficult time believing the worst of Joe, and we can only hope that they ultimately make their decision for Lamont, choosing change over loyalty.

    •  SAME conversation here (5+ / 0-)
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      hester, iCaroline, jamfan, mjd in florida, OWTH

      but surprisingly enough, my father's biggest turn-off about Joe was his behavior during the Clinton mess. The Jewish thing IS a factor with some Jewish voters, although I dislike admitting it. I wish it were otherwise. My parents, however, are voting Ned, because of Joe's self righteousnes, because of his closeness with Bush and because of...well...me.

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