Lieberman was also interviewed on THIS WEEK. He smiles when he's asked by George Stephanapolousabout his decision to split from the party and run as an Indy if he loses the primary. Like it's some big joke. Since Lieberman is making Iraq the only issue that CT voters seem to upset by, then his response to Stephanapolous on Iraq sounded exactly as if George W. Bush were answering it for him. He can't run away from that.
Lieberman: It is better now...it, it, it's better and worse if you'll allow me to put it that way.
His argument that he has been critical in the way the war has been conducted is not a defense of anything. It doesn't show courage or leadership or independence of thought. This war should have never been fought and his stance on it has been detrimental to all Democrats.
Rep. Rahm Emanuel (Ill.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said Friday he is not worried about the fallout from the Senate primary or House races, arguing that the message from Connecticut is that anyone supporting Bush’s war policies is in deep trouble. “What’s playing out here is that being a rubber stamp for George Bush is politically dangerous to life-threatening,” he said.
If this is Rahm's plan, then Joe might find out that not only will his old friends disappear rather quickly, his primary loss might be the launching pad for the '06 campaign. Stand with Bush, and you lose.
Digby see it in similar terms....
(h/t David Edwards)