Sunday, June 25, 2006

Dick Morris: Lieberman Will Lose

Political Wire has a quick quote from Dick Morris about Lieberman's chances:
"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."

How similar are these two races? I'll have to look into it.

Source

Goddard, Taegan. "Morris Says Lieberman Will Lose." Political Wire (blog) 25 June, 2006.

8 comments:

bluecoat said...

Lieberman is angry at the CT Democrats for doing this to him according to several reporters who seem to have the inside track inside the beltway...

BRubenstein said...

Bluecoat....Ct Democrats are angry at him for his non-attendance to basic party issues like the iraq war..and the bull-headedness of him in the face of evidence that the war was brought upon us with fake and misleading evidence, where a more reasonable Senator would have changed course...he didnt..and now will pay the price for it.

bluecoat said...

Yeah, I know...even Chris Shays has been critical of the Bush administration on Iraq despite not regretting his vote and the way Bush used it...

Patricia Rice said...

bluecoat..Senator Lieberman is not angry at the CT Democrats. The far left wing of the CT Democratic Party is angry with him because they want him to disagree with George Bush on every single issue. Senator Lieberman is a man of principle and does not cave into public opinion.

Most Democrats agree that he has done a remarkable job and he deserves to be re-elected. Republicans are criticizing him because he is to liberal even more liberal than Chris Dodd and Senator Kennedy claims his Republican opponent.

Of course, not good enough for some of the Left wingers in our party.

ctblogger said...

Patricia Rice=out of touch.

Lieberman is mad as hell right now and he has only himself to blame as he has run one of the worse campaigns in history.

Lieberman's hubris and his not taking Lamont seriously is clearly why Joe is going to lose the primary (and lose real bad).

CT Democrats are NOT mad because they want Joe to disagree with BUsh on every single issue. Democrats are angey at Lieberman because he does not work within the party for the good of the party.

MOST Democrats agree that Lieberman does not work for the good of the Democratic Party and this is the ONLY reason he's in a primary.

Are you realated to Turfgrrl?

Patricia Rice said...

ctblogger: I’m out of touch? Yes, maybe with the far Left wing of my party, Your rant is limited to the “good of the party”.

Did you ever think that some leaders have taken an oath to look out for the good of the country? My friend, it just may be you that is out of touch with mainstream America.

Wake up! It’s a big world out there!

GMR said...

Well, if Dick Morris predicting that Lieberman will lose, I bet Lamont is pretty sad, based on the track record of previous predictions by Dick Morris.

He said that Kerry had little chance to defeat Howard Dean in the primary; that Jeanine Pirro would put up a fierce challenge to Hillary in the 2006 Senate Race; in 2000 he said Hillary wouildn't run for Senate...

bluecoat said...

PR: reread my post where I have highlighted the operative words Lieberman is angry at the CT Democrats for doing this to him according to several reporters who seem to have the inside track inside the beltway....I am just reporting what I heard...I have never liked Joe and I am not part of the left wing of the Democratic party or any wing of the Democratic Party.