While Lieberman says that he will caucus with the Democrats if re-elected, he won't even say that it would be a "good thing" for Democrats to re-take Congress. With the vast majority of Democrats supporting his opponent, Lieberman, a notoriously vindictive and bitter politician, will be tempted to switch parties. If after the election, the Senate is divided by a 50-50 margin (a very likely scenario), and the Republicans offer Lieberman enough incentive to bolt, he may just do it... Read more...
Senator Lieberman conceded to Ned Lamont in the Democratic primary for the Connecticut Senate but vowed to run as an "independent Democrat" this fall.
Lieberman had for some time threatened to run as an independent in November if he failed to claim the party's nomination, further enraging party activists and many Web commentators, who have boosted Lamont.
In the primary, Lieberman was clearly uncomfortable campaigning for the Democratic nomination. He ran as a staunch supporter of the Iraq War with an electorate that passionately opposes it. Now that he faces Lamont in the general election with Republican and independent voters, he feels more liberated because the electorate is closer to his liking. But given the political dynamics this year, you would think that someone with Lieberman's politics in a state like Connecticut would lose. But because the local Connecticut media has done an atrocious job reporting how conservative he really is, because Lieberman has muddled his rhetoric to convince enough Democrats that he is a palatable option, and because local Connecticut operatives know how vindictive Lieberman can be and are fearful of his revenge, Ned Lamont is struggling while similar candidates in similar states are favored to win.
It sounds like Senator Lieberman is ignoring the voice of the people. He believes in "staying the course" in spite of what Connecticut voters have said - just like President Bush is determined to "stay the course" and keep Mr. Rumsfeld in spite of overwhelming opposition and editorials coming out from top military officials. They (meaning Lieberman and Bush) forget they work for us!
[Lieberman is] the only candidate in the country who's actually benefiting from running as a Republican." He has said that he supports regime change in Iran. He supports the confirmation of John Bolton. His campaign is largely funded by Republican donors - for example, Mel Sembler, a Republican activist who founded Straight Inc. (which helps "convert" homosexuals) did a fundraiser for Lieberman. And now he's even sticking up for House Speaker Dennis Hastert - as he complained that the whole Mark Foley scandal is "spinning out of control" and has "become another partisan frenzy in Washington."
Paul Newman has recently filmed a commercial for Ned Lamont. The video is the second most viewed video on YouTube right now. See it here. Remember, a vote for Ned is a vote for taking back our country.