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Senator Joe Lieberman Watch: No Man’s Land?

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U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn. and former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, left, ride an escalator as they greet commuters during a campaign stop at Grand Central Station in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006. Lieberman, running for re-election as an independent, defied Democratic leaders by launching an independent bid after he lost the Aug. 8 primary to Democrat Ned Lamont.

Hartford Courant: Joe Lieberman In No Man’s Land

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, a lifelong Democrat and student of politics, blanked when asked if America would be better off with his party regaining control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

A Democratic victory would immeasurably boost the influence of two Connecticut friends, U.S. Reps. Rosa L. DeLauro and John B. Larson, and provide a counterbalance to the Republican Senate and White House.

“Uh, I haven’t thought about that enough to give an answer,” Lieberman said, as though Democrats’ strong prospects for recapturing the House hadn’t been the fall’s top political story.

He was similarly elusive about the race for governor. Is he voting for John DeStefano Jr., a Democrat and mayor of the city where Lieberman has lived since the 1960s?

“I’m, uh, I’m having,” he stammered, then laughed and said his decision would remain private.

And why should JoeMentum care about the other Democrats, including the ones like Senator Chris Dodd who are filming television commericals against Lieberman?

The Senate Democrat leaders have promised Joe that he will retain his 18 years of seniority in the Senate if he reorganizes the Senate with the Democrats. My bet is that sometime in the next 6 years Lieberman regrets this decision and switches parties and/or retires.

Stay tuned……

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