Lieberman, pledging to seek reelection as an independent, said today that Lamont’s victory â€“ “a very narrow victory” â€“ will send a message across the country that the Democratic Party is not listening to “the mainstream” of America but has been taken over by extremists. That was Lieberman’s message this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America. ~Mark Silva, The Swamp (Chicago Tribune)
Apparently Lieberman thinks vilifying half of the estimated 50% Democratic turnout in the primary race as “extremists” is a sure-fire way to win the general election. He could easily alienate the supporters he already has by savaging the loyal members of his old party, and he could already be losing his primary supporters on the grounds that they were willing to support an incumbent in a primary but are not going to support a self-important pol on a third ticket.