Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Hillary to support the "Democratic nominee"

Democrats have a problem with Joe Lieberman and rightly so. His support of the administration has been almost totally consistent. And (the argument goes) not only shouldn't a Democrat support the way the war has been run/mishandled, but certainly a Democrat from Connecticut doesn't do that. It has now become clear the Lieberman has his hands full in the Democratic primary in August. He recently announced that should he fail to secure the Democratic nomination, he will run as an independent (in name only/still caucus with the Dems).

This announcement has the Reid/Schumer/Clinton machine going in many different directions. Liberman has close personal relationships with many of his colleagues (seems like a very likeable guy), but he's been a sub-par Senator/Democrat/representative of the state of Connecticut.

So as Ned Lamont, Liberman's Democratic opponent, picks up steam in the polls and the donor wars- Liberman's fellow Senators have faced an increasing amount of questions regarding their support for Liberman should he fail to secure the nomination.

Senator Clinton has come out swinging (with what I believe the correct stand on the issue). She hopes/secretly doesn't hope that Lieberman will be the nominee. However, if he should lose- she will support Ned Lamont for Senate. That seems to be about right.

From the article in the Post:

"I've known Joe Lieberman for more than 30 years. I have been pleased to support him in his campaign for reelection, and hope that he is our party's nominee," the former first lady said in a statement issued by aides.

"But I want to be clear that I will support the nominee chosen by Connecticut Democrats in their primary," Clinton added. "I believe in the Democratic Party, and I believe we must honor the decisions made by Democratic primary voters."

(vote Lamont!)


Blogger Matt said...

who is B. Hammond?

10:50 AM  

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