Why are people having such a hard time looking at today's race as a referendum on Joe Lieberman? Yes, admittedly his stance on Iraq is part of his problem, but it's certainly not the whole caboodle. A lot of us didn't like him before the Iraq war, long before Bush, in fact. Over the past 6 years he has only gotten worse. Lieberman didn't carve out a respectable, moderate place to debate our foreign policy strategy, he ran into the arms of the GOP (and FoxNews) and they embraced him to better tar everyone who questioned the Bush Administration and opposed the war as anti-American.
If you can tell a lot about a man by who his friends are then look no further than some of Lieberman's biggest defenders and supporters -- Tom DeLay, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Bill Kristol, to name a few. Hmmm. (For some reason the word "tool" comes to mind.)
Sorry, Joe, but if right-wing pundits who have built their careers portraying the Democratic Party as an ungodly, traitorous force of evil are singing your praises then *something* must be wrong with your credentials. Blame the liberals/peaceniks/media all you want, but there is something else there that is tripping you up in this primary-- namely your own record.
The rapidly evolving meme that Lieberman is being sunk by a liberal-controlled Democratic Party has to die-- and quickly. If Lieberman loses tonight then we're going to hear a lot more of it. Not only does Lieberman want to cast himself as a victim but it would certainly please the GOP to cast the party as suddenly lurching to the left.