Carol Platt Liebau: Joementum?

Monday, August 07, 2006


According to a recent poll, Joe Lieberman is gaining on Ned Lamont. Could Lamont have peaked too soon? It's entirely possible, in my view, that Lieberman could pull it out tomorrow. In any case, the closer the margin of his defeat (if he loses), the more likely that he'll run as an independent -- which, given the deplorable quality of the Republican in the race, is probably the best outcome.

Update: As the guys over at Real Clear Politics point out, 40% is the magic number for Lieberman. My sense is that he'll make it. And long time Democrat Martin Peretz understands the ugly significance for his party of a Lamont win.


Blogger eLarson said...

An interesting tidbit from a New York Daily News editorial entitled "Clueless in Connecticut":Lamont postures as a businessman who was so outraged by the war in Iraq, and by Lieberman’s support of it, that he couldn’t keep himself from running. Really? Lamont gave money to Lieberman as late as February 2005, when the senator’s war position was clear.

It goes on to refer to Lamont as a complainer rather than a leader. In that regard he would be a perfect fit for the Democrat caucus.

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