Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Weicker May Challenge Lieberman

NYT reported Former Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. on Monday criticized Senator Joseph I. Lieberman's continued support of the war in Iraq and said that if no candidate challenged the senator on the issue in the 2006 election, he would consider running.

Democrats are committing suicide by their extreme opposition to the war in a time when Islamoterrorists are attacking not just in Iraq, but many different places in Europe and elsewhere in the world.
"When you've become the president's best friend on the war in Iraq, you should not be in office, especially if you're in the opposing party," Mr. Weicker, 74, said in a phone interview from his home in Essex, Conn. "I'm going to do everything I can to see that Joe Lieberman does not get a free pass."

California Yankee blogged Senator Lieberman remains popular in opinion polls, but there is a small faction of the antiwar Democrats that strongly object to Lieberman's support for the war. There was talk of a primary challenge being mounted against Lieberman earlier in the year but because of his popularity, fundraising and support among the Democratic hierarchy it hasn't and wont amount to much.

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