August 27, 2006

BUT THEIR FACES ARE WELL SPITED:

Lieberman’s Run Shadows House Campaigns in Connecticut (JENNIFER MEDINA, 8/27/06, NY Times)

As Senator Joseph I. Lieberman begins to mount a vigorous and well-financed re-election campaign as an independent, many Connecticut Democrats say they are worried that his bid could jeopardize their party’s ability to win in three hotly contested House races this fall.

Mr. Lieberman, a centrist Democrat who lost in the Aug. 8 Democratic primary to Ned Lamont, a wealthy businessman, is now running on his own line. With polls showing that many Democrats are eager for a change, Democratic officials say they expect Mr. Lieberman to campaign aggressively to win over Republican and unaffiliated voters.

If he does, Democratic strategists say, he may well attract voters to the polls who are likely to support the state’s three Republicans in Congress: Nancy Johnson, Rob Simmons and Christopher Shays.

“He has a Republican vote, that’s the fact,” said Tom Matzzie, the political director of Moveon.org, a liberal group that is backing Mr. Lamont and the Democratic challengers in the three House races. And those voters, he said, are “likely to vote as Republicans in every race.”

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 27, 2006 9:26 AM
Comments

It's got to be hard for all the Lamont Dems to realize that Joe has real political strength, while they spend all their time sucking up to the far-left and get weaker and weaker for doing it.

I knew a guy in my office 12 or 15 years ago who spent an entire 8-hour meeting sucking up to a manager in a contentious meeting, only to have the manager announce at the end that he was retiring. The brown-noser had spent 8 hours on the wrong rectum. Kind of like where Joe Biden, John Kerry, and even Evan Bayh are headed.

Lieberman is no Republican, but he isn't a craven fool like most of his "colleagues".

Posted by: jim hamlen at August 28, 2006 11:24 AM

He is a Republican, just not a conservative.

Posted by: oj at August 28, 2006 11:28 AM
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