According to the latest polls, Joe “Kissy Face” Lieberman is running over 10 points behind Ned “Kos-Approved” Lamont in the Connecticut Democratic primary race for Senate. Barring a miracle, Joe Lieberman will not be the Democratic nominee. However, the taller half of “Sore/Loserman 2000” has indicated that he will run as an independent for the seat after a trouncing by his own party.
Now, why should Lieberman’s sour grapes independent run, which Master Shake” Dondero Rittberg, liberventionist gadfly and founder of the Republican Liberty Caucus (their motto: “he promised to stop beating us if we stay and work it out”), Lieberman is “one of the ONLY decent Democrats in the Nation” and deserves libertarian support. Not only that, he’s and encouraging people to call him on his cell phone to help., matter to libertarians? According to Eric “
Leaving aside for a second that Lieberman is pro-censorship, and (especially since the last Presidential candidate Rittberg endorsed was all of those things), haven’t we libertarians learned a painful lesson about endorsing defectors from the major parties? Not only is Lieberman not a libertarian, I’m predicting that after the polls close in Connecticut tonight, he’s also going to be a loser.,
While some rightly criticize our willingness to lose while clinging to our principles, Rittberg would have us abandon our principles to lose with a loser who’s abandoned his.
Update by Stephen VanDyke: RLC Secretary Thomas Sewell commented:
I can tell you categorically that Rittberg is not an officer, spokesman or otherwise entitled to speak on behalf of the RLC. Please attribute his views solely to him, not to the RLC.
Update by Nicholas Sarwark: As predicted, Lieberman lost and he’s gonna pick up his sour grapes and try to run as an Independent. It’s a gutsy move, but all of the bigtime Dems he got to stump for him in the primary are very unlikely to support him now that Ned Lamont has been selected as the Democratic nominee.
Update by Nicholas Sarwark: Looks like Rittbergin backing Lieberman’s bid.