Monday, July 17, 2006

it's not so much a party affiliation

with me. it's what i believe is BEST for the PEOPLE. until now, i've not been affiliated with a political party. i am now. i registered as a democrat when i found out ned lamont was going to run in a primary. lieberbush MUST go. period. it's not that he is going against the democrats, it's that he supports this horrid unjust war based on lies and vengeance and who knows what else. rest assured all of the other democrats who support lieberbush will be remembered as doing so by THEIR constituents (barbara boxer for one). it would be like me supporting tony soprano just because he is italian, as i am. well i wouldn't support tony soprano. ever CONTEST FOR CONGRESS War support drags Lieberman into primary dogfight Political neophyte closing in on veteran Connecticut senator - Marc Sandalow, Washington Bureau Chief Sunday, July 16, 2006 (07-16) 04:00 PDT Washington -- Six years ago, Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman was the Democratic Party's choice for vice president and the man seen as most capable of helping Al Gore defeat George W. Bush for the presidency.
Today, Lieberman's support for the war in Iraq has put him in jeopardy of losing his party's nomination for re-election, a threat so real he has already taken steps to run as an independent if he does not win the Democratic primary next month.
That a nationally known Democrat who has served more than 30 years in elected office could be rousted from his seemingly safe seat by a political neophyte has attracted attention around the country.
Some are calling it a battle for the soul of the Democratic Party, a potential death knell to the hawkish "Scoop Jackson'' wing of the party, named for the late Washington Sen. Henry Jackson -- and a test of strength for the party's Internet-based advocates, who are unrelenting in their criticism of Lieberman.
Others caution against hyperbole, noting that one conservative Democrat's trouble in a Northeast state one-thirtieth the size of California with a population roughly half that of the Bay Area hardly qualifies as a national trend.
But nearly all observers agree that Lieberman would not be in trouble if he had displayed two attributes seen as critical to success among most Democratic voters: fierce opposition to the war in Iraq, and even fiercer opposition to Bush.
As members of Congress from both parties prepare for the November elections, and at least a dozen potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination begin to position themselves for the 2008 primaries, what is happening in Connecticut is being closely watched as a barometer of the political potency of Bush's Iraq policy.............

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