Amazing: The Democrats’ presidential candidate for 2004 disowns the party’s VP candidate from 2000. What is the matter with these people?
Aug. 20, 2006 – Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., blasted a fellow Democrat, Sen. Joe Lieberman, for continuing his bid in the Connecticut Senate race despite a narrow loss to newcomer Ned Lamont in the Democratic primary earlier this month.
“I’m concerned that [Lieberman] is making a Republican case,” Kerry told ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” in an exclusive appearance.
Kerry accused the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate of “adopting the rhetoric of Dick Cheney,” on the issue of Iraq.
“Joe Lieberman is out of step with the people of Connecticut,” Kerry added, insisting Lieberman’s stance on Iraq, “shows you just why he got in trouble with the Democrats there.”
As it happens, Lieberman leads LaMont by 11 points, which means in all likelihood, Lieberman will return to the Senate with an (I) beside his name, and a new understanding of the nature of Democratic party “loyalty.” It is amazing to see Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, and now John Kerry turning on Joe Lieberman, and it will be fascinating to see how this will play with swing voters as we approach the 2006 midterms.
Napoleon said you should never disturb your enemy when he’s making a mistake, so let’s keep this between ourselves, shall we?