Tuesday, July 11, 2006

A war referendum in Connecticut...

For the first time the Iraq War is the central issue in an American election. The result of the Democratic primary election between Joe Lieberman and Ned Lamont could have a major impact on the 2008 Presidential election.

The Lieberman/Lamont contest is shaping up as a referendum on the Iraq War. From the beginning Senator Lieberman was a leading advocate for regime change in Iraq. He continues to be unapologetic in his support of the war. With bad news coming out of Iraq every day Lieberman faces a difficult challenge.

I've been surprised at the intensity of the anti-Lieberman sentiments in Left Blogistan. Clearly, some of the liberal bloggers are on a crusade to use this election to promote their anti-war agenda.

Senator Lieberman says that if he looses the primary election he will run in the general election as an independent candidate. We'll just have to stay tuned to see what happens.