'Connecticut for Lieberman'...or not

Connecticut is experiencing an unusual phenomena in the weeks leading up to the August 8, Democratic primary--a rabid increase in Democratic voters. Many of Connecticut's 900,000 unaffiliated voters are scrambling to declare themselves Democrats before August 7, in order to vote in the notorious senate primary between incumbent Joe Lieberman and challenger Ned Lamont.

However, it is already too late for Republican voters to switch to the Democratic party in order to cast their vote, which certainly doesn't help Lieberman, who at this point is starting to look like an attractive conservative choice.

Lieberman, who seems to be digging himself into a deeper and deeper hole among his constituents--because of both his pro-war stance and his Republican-esque debate tactics-- is clearly aware of his dwindling chances of victory. Yesterday, he officially submitted paperwork to run as an independent for his own ironically-named party, 'Connecticut for Lieberman' in the event that he loses the primary to Lamont.

Bill Curry, who ran twice for governor of Connecticut, points out the obvious hypocrisy in Lieberman's declaring himself an independent, saying, "It certainly makes it a lot harder to make your case that you're a real Democrat as you're packing your bags."

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