Even Bill Clinton Can’t Save Lieberman Now
The primary race in Connecticut is heating up, especially now that Joe Lieberman is trailing his opponent Ned Lamont in the polls. For an incumbent, that is bad news indeed.
This race is about more than just who will be the next Senator from Connecticut, it’s about what it means to be a Democrat and the voters in this small state seem to recognize the significance of this primary and are sending the message to the National Party that Republican lite isn’t where it’s at.
Despite the fact that Democrats are leading in national polls and most Americans are disgusted with the lockstep Republican led Congress, Democrats have some problems of their own. First and foremost is their inability to get behind issues with majority support, such as Universal Healthcare, a livable working wage and withdrawing our troops from Iraq. If Lieberman loses this primary, perhaps the rest of the Democratic delegation will get the message that we want them to start acting like Democrats again, and if they fail to do that, they can and will be replaced. Cross your fingers for a Lamont win and even better, send a few dollars his way. He’s even vowed to match any contribution made online so your dollars will make double the impact right now.