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Monday, April 10, 2006

Lieberman repeats independent option

If Joe's keeping his option of running as an independent open (and who can blame him, if I had a 70+ percent approval rating among Republicans, I'd do the same), the question people should be asking is why are the Democrats having a primary in the first place. If Lieberman is going disregard the wishes of the Democratic Party in Connecticut (if he loses in the primary) and jump ship, why should any Democratic public official offer his or her endorsement to him now?
U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, facing a challenge from within the Democratic Party for renomination, said Monday he has not ruled out the possibility he would seek a fourth term as an independent.

"I have not foreclosed the option," Lieberman said at a news conference at the Capitol. "If I wanted to run as an independent, I would. I'm running as a Democrat. I've been a Democrat all my life."
The question remains, if one claims to be a loyal Democrat, why go against the wishes of your party if you lose the primary to Ned Lamont?

Ned Lamont said he would support whoever wins the Democratic nomination, why won't Joe? Running for the best interest of the Democratic Party in Connecticut is one thing, running for your own best interest is a whole different matter.

Again I ask, if Lieberman is giving every indication that he'll ignore the wishes of the Democratic party and run as an independent, why should ANY Democrat endorse your candidacy?

Where is the loyality to your party Joe?