Shocking News: Dean Thinks Lieberman Should Drop Out
Yes, even though Dean's brother, who took over Democracy For America, campaigned and fundraised for Ned Lamont, Howie wants us to know
that he thinks Joe Lieberman should bow out of the race. Why?"I know how hard this is for Joe, and he is a good person, but the truth is I lost one of these races and I got behind my party's nominee and I think that is what you have to do if you want to help this country," Dean, former governor of Vermont, said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
"The way to help this country is to limit Republican power."
But of course the Republican is doing nothing in that race, as the latest polls
show, so there's no risk of a pickup by the GOP here:Senator Joe Lieberman’s decision to run as an Independent sets up a lively campaign season for Connecticut voters. In the first General Election poll since Ned Lamont defeated Lieberman in Tuesday’s primary, the incumbent is hanging on to a five percentage point lead. Lieberman earns support from 46% of Connecticut voters while Lamont is the choice of 41% (see crosstabs).
A month ago, the candidates were tied at 40% each.
Republican Alan Schlesinger earns just 6% of the vote, down from 13% a month ago.
I do suspect that Schlesinger is experiencing a temporary low due to all the attention being focused on Lieberman and Lamont, but he'd need a miracle to get back into the contest.
The reason Dean wants Lieberman to drop out is that he wants a victory for the kook wing of the party, which he represents.