This morning, Representative Nancy Johnson (R-5th) became the latest member of Connecticut's GOP elite to take a shot at Senate candidate Alan Schlesinger's collapsing campaign. The article, which appears in the NewsTimesLive, is posted here.
Representative Johnson now joins Governor Jodi Rell, GOP State Party Chairman George Gallo, and Representative Christopher Shays in calling into question the Schlesinger campaign's viability. Adding to the insult of the GOP hierarchy's apparent lack of faith in Mr. Schlesinger's ability to win in November (or even continue on for that matter), Representative Johnson had very kind words for Democrat Senator Joe Lieberman (without going so far to endorse him).
The question becomes, other than Mr. Schlesinger, who is this Republican love affair with Senator Lieberman hurting most? According to FoxNews, the answer is the Democrat Party. But doesn't this hurt the GOP as well? While Senator Lieberman should be commended (and not discarded) for his bipartisan politics, he does not really represent the overall ideals of the typical Republican. This race just keeps getting more interesting by the hour. . .
NewsTimesLive, Nancy Johnson Praises Lieberman, Challenger Has Some ‘Soul Searching’ To Do, by Fred Lucas (site last visited July 24, 2006)
FoxNews, Democrats Lose If Lieberman Is Defeated Party, by Peter Brown (site last visited July 24, 2006)