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Warning to Pro-War Dems

Congressional Quarterly's Craig Crawford appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss what's at stake in the Lieberman/Lamont primary (the two debated last night):
If he loses this primary and it's deemed b/c of his support for the war, uh, that's gonna make the Dems running for prez in 2008 think REAL hard about how they position themselves on this thing... of course the tightrope here is to win the Dem primary you have to be anti-war presidentially, and possibly in CT, you gotta be antiwar, so much so that it might put you in danger for the general elections.
So this, this, this race, this debate, and Lieberman's fortunes, really are gonna tell us a lot about where the Democratic Party goes on the presidential level in 2008.
Win or lose, the battle for the heart of the Democratic Party is well underway. Pro-war candidates who refuse to listen to their constituents and constantly support the president by lending him the veneer of bipartisanship are put on notice. Message sent.

Also, it's difficult to understand why opposition to the war and advocacy for a withdrawal timetable would hurt a candidate, given the fact that, as E&P's Greg Mitchell wrote:
"Every major poll reveals that a majority of Americans advocate withdrawals from Iraq, with large numbers wanting this to be quite speedy, and most wanting a full pullout in a year or so (Kerry's idea) or by the end of next year."




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