Wow, Joe

Somebody else apparently way smarter than I am? Joe Lieberman.

Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, running as an independent, gets 53 percent of likely voters, with 41 percent for Democratic primary winner Ned Lamont and 4 percent for Republican Alan Schlesinger, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Most incredible to me, and disheartening as well, is that among likely Republican voters, the Senator leads the actual Republican nominee by a vast margin, 75% to 10%. Heck, even Mr. Lamont gets more support than Mayor Schlesinger, with 13%.

“Sen. Lieberman’s support among Republicans is nothing short of amazing. It more than offsets what he has lost among Democrats. As long as Lieberman maintains this kind of support among Republicans, while holding onto a significant number of Democratic votes, the veteran Senator will be hard to beat,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D.

Long time until November though. But I sure had figured that support for Senator Lieberman’s independent bid would fade quite soon after the primary. Wrong, dummy!

Meanwhile, President Bush refuses to endorse Mayor Schlesinger. And looks like the NRSC is stiffing their candidate in Connecticut as well, giving him absolutely no money at all.

One thought on “Wow, Joe

  1. Lieberman looks like such an egomaniac now. Today I heard that his third party is called “Connecticut for Lieberman,” or something like that. Shouldn’t it be something FOR Connecticut? The whole thing reeks. I still haven’t gotten over his post-primary statement that he can’t let the results stand as they are. I wish he’d just jump to the Republican party. It will be really strange to see if he is reelected if he refers to himself as a Democrat again. Just after he was defeated in the primary he was calling himself an “independent Democrat.”

    I can’t stand our elections of the past six years or so have been hijacked by foreign extremists. Somebody blows something up, or tries to, the electorate gets scared, and then we’re stuck for years with a hard-line neo-con who screws up everything else on the domestic agenda. When will it end?

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