Joe Lieberman, the 2000 vice-presidential nominee, lost the Democratic primary for his Senate seat tonight. He has said that he will run as an independent. In effect, he will not accept the will of the people.
Lieberman lost, in part, because of his continuing refusal to admit that the Iraq war is a disaster, and in part because he has been a leading enabler of the Republican agenda. Good riddance!
AmericaBlog suggests contacting your senators and demand that they come out in support of Lamont and that they strip Lieberman of his Senate committees.
I sent the following email to Senators Murray, Cantwell, and Reid:
Ned Lamont won the Democratic primary in Connecticut. I urge you to express your support for him publicly. He is a good man and he will make a good Senator.
Joe Lieberman has declared that his ego is more important than the Democratic party. You must repudiate him. You must strip him of all his Senate committee seats. You must shun him like a pariah.
If Lieberman runs as an independent all the way to November, he will be the big political story, not the failure of the Republican leadership, not the need for change.