Connecticut for Lieberman: petition update
Report from Orange:
I was at a private party Saturday night, heavily attended by local DTC members and Democrats. The petition for Lieberman was being circulated. One of the founding members (i.e. the required Party Designation Committee of a Petitioning Party) of the "Connecticut for Lieberman" party is from Orange, so it's not suprising he was getting signatures. He believes strongly in his candidate.Joe doesn't do anything in public...everything he has done to this point, has been strickly in private...why should he stop now.
I would guess that a lot of people will sign the petition here in Orange. They don't view it as disloyal to the party, but as a sign of loyalty to Joe as well as loyalty to the local Democrats who support Joe. How many of those signers will also get out to the polls and pull the Joe lever? I'm not sure that will be 100%.
As an aside - it may be entirely possible that Lieberman will get all his signatures this way. He might not have to collect the signatures in public at all.
I guess his new political party will be private also. Petitioning for signatures in private speaks volumes about how strong his independent option is among your average everyday voter in this state.