Monday, June 26, 2006

Morris Says Lieberman Will Lose Primary To Lamont

Former top Democratic political advisor Dick Morris weighs in on Joe Lieberman's chances in the upcoming primary and recommends a potentially winning strategy for the Republican who cloaks himself in a donkey disguise.

Political Wire asked Dick Morris for his thoughts on the U.S. Senate race in Connecticut:

"I think Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) will lose the primary and will be so crippled by the defeat and Ned Lamont (D) so empowered, that he will lose the general election as an independent. Sen. Jacob Javits (R-NY), in 1980, could have avoided defeat by not fighting the Republican Primary against Sen. Al D'Amato (R-NY) and running as an independent. But D'Amato was so empowered by the primary win and Javits so disempowered that he won the general election with Javits running a poor third.

"Lieberman's correct course of action is to withdraw from the primary and run as an independent. It is the only way he can get re-elected."

Meanwhile, the Norwich Bulletin says that if Lieberman decides to petition his way onto the November ballot as an independent "he will publicly announce his plans prior to the Aug. 8 primary."

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