Re "Lieberman's run," editorial, July 6
Since you are viewing Connecticut politics from 3,000 miles away, it is natural you would miss the nuances of the anti-Sen. Joe Lieberman feeling here. Let me clue you in. Connecticut Democrats, of whom I am one, haven't had much use for Lieberman since he ran simultaneously for vice president and senator in 2000.
Had the Gore ticket won, our wonderful Republican Gov. John Rowland (who subsequently went to jail for corruption) would have filled his seat. Lieberman went on to back every free-trade policy that eviscerated our manufacturing base, announced he might back Social Security "reform," became the only New England Democratic senator to support Bush's energy bill, agreed that the government should intervene in the Terri Schiavo tragedy, and on and on.
His decision to bolt the party if voters have the temerity to prefer someone else is finally showing his true colors. He's not a Democrat and never has been.