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I don't know where you are getting your poll numbers. Everything I've read shows Lieberman losing in a three way race.
I have no poll numbers, I'm guessing. I will readily accept your unnamed, unattributed poll numbers. I assume tehy also show taht in a 3-way race the Democrat wins, right?

What happens in a 2-way race if the Repo drops out? That could be the winning strategy if the Repos decide keeping the Senate is more important than supporting their own boy.

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Most state laws do not allow that. Here in Texas, Delay just tried to do it and he lost in court. Once your name is on the ballot, it stays on the ballot - hell, in Missouri their law is so strict they had to keep a dead guy on the ballot.

In any case, I doubt Lieberman would be much of a threat as a third party candidate. Disgust with Bush is so deep in Blue States no one who supports Bush is going to be left standing. Even Chafee, the most liberal Republican in the Senate who usually votes with the Democrats is toast. This election is going to be settled in the West. The Old North and the Old South are going to homogenize themselves even further, with the exception of Florida, which is demographing left, and possibly Louisiana if Katrina disatisfaction is still bad enough.

The other implication of this is that Hillary is probably out. She voted along the same lines as Lieberman, while singing a leftist song, and that hasn't played well. Gore is looking better every day, having been the one opposed from day 1 to the neo-fascists. And a few more 105 degree summers definitely won't hurt either. Soccer mommies don't like their little babies frying out on the old soccer field.

Lierberman's biggest mistake was in announcing his third party run before the primary was over. If he does, it means no ambassadorships or cabinet posts in the coming future Democratic administrations. I am sure Gore will point that out to him, and he will drop his bid, in fact his bid may be simply a way of blackmailing himself into a future Secretary of Defense or some other top post.

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What happens in a 2-way race if the Repo drops out? That could be the winning strategy if the Repos decide keeping the Senate is more important than supporting their own boy.

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Assuming Senator slimeball decides to caucus with the Reps, that is. I think he's indicated that he would still caucus with the Dems if elected as an Independent. It's all about Joe; it's the Joe Show. FN dirtbag
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Most state laws do not allow that. Here in Texas, Delay just tried to do it and he lost in court. Once your name is on the ballot, it stays on the ballot - hell, in Missouri their law is so strict they had to keep a dead guy on the ballot.

In any case, I doubt Lieberman would be much of a threat as a third party candidate. Disgust with Bush is so deep in Blue States no one who supports Bush is going to be left standing. Even Chafee, the most liberal Republican in the Senate who usually votes with the Democrats is toast. This election is going to be settled in the West. The Old North and the Old South are going to homogenize themselves even further, with the exception of Florida, which is demographing left, and possibly Louisiana if Katrina disatisfaction is still bad enough.

The other implication of this is that Hillary is probably out. She voted along the same lines as Lieberman, while singing a leftist song, and that hasn't played well. Gore is looking better every day, having been the one opposed from day 1 to the neo-fascists. And a few more 105 degree summers definitely won't hurt either. Soccer mommies don't like their little babies frying out on the old soccer field.

Lierberman's biggest mistake was in announcing his third party run before the primary was over. If he does, it means no ambassadorships or cabinet posts in the coming future Democratic administrations. I am sure Gore will point that out to him, and he will drop his bid, in fact his bid may be simply a way of blackmailing himself into a future Secretary of Defense or some other top post.
I understand about withdrawing and substituting (DeLay's failed tactic). I'm postulating a Leiberman 3rd party candidacy and abandonment of the Repo candidate (is there one?) by the Repos.

The Repos name could stay on the ballot but if the candidate doesn't run it's an empty election. There is no law of which I'm aware that prevents one candidate from campaigning for his opponent.

Who would Leiberman caucus with? Probably the Democrats, but maybe not. He may choose a jumping-Jim Jeffords approach. Or he could switch parties. But I don't think so.

I believe that the support from the Clintons and others indicates that he'll stay with the Democrats. In other words, would remain a firm ally o fthe Repos only on Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel and oppose them on everything else. That's been pretty much his record.
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Well, this is certainly going to win over Democratic voters to the Republican cause in Connecticut:

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/08/06/newt-ct/

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And I bet these are all signing up to vote for Senator Bushkissieman:

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc...eadlines-local
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