Tuesday, August 08, 2006


How the mighty have fallen

Joe Lieberman will need more than a slideshow to get back on the national radar. Democrats in Connecticut showed the former Vice-Presidental candidate the door Tuesday night.

Connecticut // U.S. Senate - - Dem Primary 724 of 748 Precincts Reporting - 96.79%

Lamont, Ned 141,623 51.85% **Winner
Lieberman, Joe (i) 131,491 48.15%

Lieberman, who is popular state wide with independents and amongst some Republicans, will likely run as an Independent and will probably win. However, it is not the way he would have wanted it.

It is a very interesting development. It makes me wonder if the Democrats can regain control of Congress in November?
He really should have gone on The Colbert Report. I think that's what killed him.

I think things like this are good. Whether Lieberman wins or not is moot. Stirring up the pot like this is a good thing in politics. It forces people to reassess where they stand and what these politicians have actually been doing. Often, just because someone like Lieberman has been in power a long time, people just vote for him because they assume he's doing a good job. A primary like brings forth the other point of view, which is then presented to the voters. They may look at this and still decide to vote for him. That's fine. They're still probably more informed than if he hadn't had a strong competitor.
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