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Claire

Hey Lance, have a good time at the Kos thing.

As for Lieberman, I appreciate your thoughtfulness. My dad worked in the Capitol building for a year or so, working on the visitor center that is being built. He judged a lot of Congress members by the way they walked down the hall. Lieberman, he said, skulked along, hugging the walls. Dad wasn't impressed, not that he was before.

Matt

The most depressing part of politics is that issues and principles usually take a backseat to vanity and ambition.

Truer words have ne'er been written.

Have fun tonight!

burritoboy


No, Lieberman will not lose the primary and win the election. He may win the primary and then the election.

There's simply very few people in Connecticut who would support Lieberman for being Lieberman - i.e. as an independent candidate. Successful independent candidates come from circumstances where the candidate is so comparatively charismatic and personally appealing or the candidate uniquely connects with the voters that people overlook his independence. (Or occasionally, in instances where an entire voting bloc is transitioning between one party to another - like the White South in 1940s-1980s, for instance).

Lieberman is not charismatic or personally appealing in any significant way.

Lieberman isn't taking his stances out of specific regard for the people or situation of Connecticut. I don't think Lieberman is any more popular than Random Democratic Senator would be.

Nor is the state of CT transitioning between parties.

If Lieberman loses the primary, there are very few people who feel personally obligated to him to continue to vote for him over Lamont (or a Republican candidate).

sarah

thanks for being so articulate about lieberman. i've gotten to the point where i can only mutter bad words under my breath when he's mentioned. i'm sending this post to my mom. thanks again.

DuWayne

Contrary to my principals I am considering voting dem in November. It would be easy not to living in a voting block that will vote dem but I am not sure my not voting dem because I know I don't need to would be holding to my principles in fact or just in my head.

I have no faith in the two party system. I am not even a fan of a third prty - I would love to see no parties or if we must have them then I want a lot of them, like a Canada lot of them. I keep hearing rhetoric about how the dems could push for public campaign finance - an idea I support. The problem is I do not believe they will ever do it. I do not see them as quite as bad as the republicans but why wiould they have any interest in, any more interest in breaking the republicratic stranglehold these people have had on our democracy for over a century.

I am just not sure what I will do. I know that there is no chance the repubs will ever embrace public financing while the dems aren't likely too but with the same odds of my kids damn guinea pig will spontaneously combust - might. I can hope and pray but it aint friggin likely to happen. The only reason I might vote dem is in the hope that the pig might blow. . .

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