This is interesting. Seven hours before I posted my piece on Marshall Wittman as the midwife of a McCain-Lieberman tie-up, Mark Schmitt had something similar up at Tapped.
I suggest that McCain will win the Republican primary and bring Lieberman into the dance. Schmitt, on the other hand, sees McCain losing the Republican primary race and then “pulling a Lieberman” by running independently of both parties — and with Lieberman on the ticket, running as faux centrists.
Mark Schmitt says this won’t be a centrist party but will instead be a true neocon party. Interesting. Not sure I see it the same way, but serious strategists should pay attention to these possible maneuvers.
— Steve Clemons