...and Lieberman's decision to stay on as an Independent-
- There isn't much the G.O.P. can do to exploit this, at least as far as the actual race goes. Alan Schlesinger is the current Republican candidate, and he has a zero % chance of winning, even if Lieberman splits the Democratic vote. Schlesinger may be convinced to bow out, but if the Republicans put forth a credible candidate instead, expect massive pressure on Lieberman to withdraw. If Schlesinger stays on, I don't see Lieberman withdrawing. In fact, I see him winning the general election. Keep in mind that Connecticut voters are roughly divided between Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. Lieberman can easily win with plenty of support from Republicans, Independents, and loyal Democrats.
- I found this whole campaign rather amusing. Angry-Left Democrats have so far failed to remove Republicans in office. So to satisfy their desire to punish someone, they lash out at moderate Democrat. Doesn't this remind you of the Lawrence Summers kerfuffle last year?
- If this phenomenon continues, the Democrats are screwed. But that's for another post.