(DEAN BARNETT HERE)
You’ve got questions, I’ve got answers.
1) Who will win tomorrow?
Lamont, but it will be close.
2) Do you feel bad for Lieberman?
Not really. It’s true that Lieberman is most conservatives’ favorite Democrat and he’s mine as well, but saying he’s my favorite Democrat given the current state of the Democratic Party is akin to saying a particular dental procedure was my favorite root canal. Besides, he really got under my skin during the Sore-Loserman days.
3) Is there a completely unnecessary self-aggrandizing point you’d like to add?
Since you ask, yes, yes there is. In my first piece for the Weekly Standard that appeared over 18 months ago, I wrote, “In recent days, Kos has begun suggesting that someone challenge conservative Democrat Joe Lieberman in the 2006 Democratic primary. Given Kos’s recent successes, Lieberman would be wise to not take this threat lightly.” Who knows? If Joe was really in bed with us neo-cons and using the Weekly Standard as his Bible, he might not be in the predicament he finds himself this evening.
4) Will Joementum stay in the race?
Yes. He thinks he can win, and for successful politicians like Lieberman, winning is no small thing.
5) Will Lieberman prevail in the general election?
No. There’s something un-American about demanding a rematch. Joe has his chance tomorrow. If he loses and still fights on, he’ll look like a Sore Loserman. That will kill him in the polls. He’ll drop out after Labor Day to “unite the party