Date registered: Sep 2004
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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.
Last edited by FeelTheLove; 08-06-2006 at 08:13 AM.