Election '06: Netroots Draw First Blood

Independence Day came a day early for Joe Lieberman and the netroots movement. Lieberman's announcement that he will run as a "petitioning Democrat," whatever that means, is proof that the netroots movement is going to play a huge role in the crucial '06 midterm elections.

Here we take a look at the phenomenon of netroots politics and how the internet played the decisive role in Lieberman's decision to still be on the CT ballot even if he loses the Democratic primary.

Clip 1: MSNBC's Most gives a basic intro to the netroots movement and discusses the important role it will play in the '06 elections.

Clip 2: CNN's Situation Room highlights Ned Lamont's internet success and the netroots reaction to the Lieberman flip-flop.

Clip 3: CSPAN's Washington Journal discusses the impact blogs had on Lieberman's decision.

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For more on Lieberman's cut 'n' run check out Peek.

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