Et Tu, Gore?
Al Gore refuses to endorse
Joe Lieberman over Ned Lamont.Interviewed on Bloomberg TV, Al Gore refused to endorse his former vice presidential running mate, Sen. Joe Lieberman (C-CT), in his re-election race.
Said Gore: "I am not involved. I typically do not get involved in Democratic primaries. Joe is my close friend, Joe and Hadassah are close to Tipper and me and it would be very difficult for me to ever oppose him. But I don't get involved in primaries typically. He's a great guy and he's right on a lot of other issues."
Translation: "I'm running for president in 2008 and I need to keep the netkooks on my side.
Let's say the obvious here, which is that Lieberman's going to have to run as an independent. He might as well pull out of the Democratic primary right now and avoid giving Lamont a headline in August. At this point, it's worth wondering whether a credible opponent might be capable of knocking out Hillary in the Democratic primary in New York.