The Rise Of The Independent?
For now it seems to be coming in the form of Joe Lieberman, who’s pulling away from left-wing blogosphere favorite Ned Lamont.
Since the primary, Mr. Lieberman has focused on a message of bipartisanship, often invoking the name of Senator John McCain, the Arizona Republican popular across party lines. He has held frequent fund-raisers with Republican leaders, including one on Tuesday in Los Angeles with Bruce Bialosky, a longtime Republican fund-raiser. […]
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI think the conventional wisdom is wrong and that this is still a tight race,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚? said Lanny J. Davis, a close friend of Mr. LiebermanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s who is advising the campaign. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œBut I do believe that Lamont has proven that a narrowly based ideological campaign in a primary has to transition into a broader electorate, and he has so far failed to do that. ThatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s the reason thereÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s a perception that Joe is safely ahead.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚?
Who will be the next to ride this independent wave? A nominee for President ’08?