A Big Netroots “Victory” In The Making In Connecticut
Via Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire, we have this news out of Connecticut:
“In the Connecticut U.S. Senate race, Ned Lamont (D) has surged ahead of Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and now holds a razor-thin 51% to 47% lead among likely Democratic primary voters, according to a new Quinnipiac poll.
In possible general election matchups:
…Running as an independent, Lieberman gets 51%, to 27% for Lamont and 9% for Schlesinger.”
On the one hand, it’s not looking good for Joe to win as a Democrat in the August primary. On the other hand, he has a 24 point lead over Lamont in the general election with the Republican, Schlesinger, fading and likely to send more votes over to Joe.
So, if Joe loses as a Democrat, but wins as an independent with lots of Republican and Independent support, what does that mean?
Well hopefully, it’ll mean that the “Harry Truman Democrats” will realize that if they’re serious about defending America, they’re in the wrong party. Could it mean that some Jews, who vote Democrat 2 to 1, might get the message that they’re in the wrong party? Sure. Could we see Joe Lieberman become a true centrist in the Senate in order to better represent his much more Republican and independent base? Sure.
And all the while, Kos and Company would be crowing about the huge “victory” they’ve won. It sounds like a real Pyrrhic victory to me.