Dick Morris Says Lieberman Should Depart Democratic Party


Interesting commentary at Political Wire from Dick Morris on Lieberman’s increasingly gloomy prospects in the Democratic Primary against rival Ned Lamont in Connecticut:

I think Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) will lose the primary and will be so crippled by the defeat and Ned Lamont (D) so empowered, that he will lose the general election as an independent. Sen. Jacob Javits (R-NY), in 1980, could have avoided defeat by not fighting the Republican Primary against Sen. Al D’Amato (R-NY) and running as an independent. But D’Amato was so empowered by the primary win and Javits so disempowered that he won the general election with Javits running a poor third.
Lieberman’s correct course of action is to withdraw from the primary and run as an independent. It is the only way he can get re-elected.

— Steve Clemons


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