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    Another point that I meant to make before my browser/connection went wonky is this:  As of right now there are no declared candidates in the PA, MT, VA, and MO races (well in 3 out of 4, there is one in PA).  Thus its a lot easier to dream of a primary challenge to Lieberman than it is to get exicted about a candidate who you you have no idea who it'll be.  There is a good chance (and I'd bet money on it) that Lieberman doesn't even get a major primary challenge from someone who provides a true threat and people drift off to do what races excite them.  However, the Republicans have got to be thankfull if that doesn't happen, because darn near every Lieberman public appearance helps undermine any attempt at a central Democratic message (which was true of Zell Miller back in the day as well).

    "All Politics is Local" - former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neil

    by Mister Gloom on Thu Feb 03, 2005 at 04:35:57 PM PST

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      I didn't like Miller. I felt betrayed by his actions. When he endorsed Bush I could no longer defend him. That was the breaking point for me.

      But Lieberman, as much as people here think otherwise, is not like Miller. Yes his votes on Iraq and the Rice/Gonzalez nominations were not in accordance with my beliefs, but he is within the mainstream of Senate Democrats on domestic issues.

      Again he's not my favorite, but I really don't think we can afford to lose seats when we only have 44 Senators. If we had 58 Senators then this would not bother me.

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