Wednesday, August 23, 2006

 

The battle for the Democratic party

The latest poll on the CT senate race puts Lamont and Lieberman within the margin of error (and puts Republican candidate Alan Schlesinger at somewhere between 6 and -0.5%). The Nation's Robert Scheer makes a compelling case that this election is part of a fundamental struggle for the future of the Democratic party:

Make no mistake about it: The fight within the Democratic Party over the Iraq war is as important as it is real. This is no sideshow between seasoned Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) and upstart challenger Ned Lamont, between pros and bloggers, or lefties and conservatives within the party.

No, this battle transcends those labels and cuts to the obligation of politicians to be honest with the public. Indeed, a seasoned conservative Democratic politician should recognize the war in Iraq for the unmitigated disaster it is and seek to properly place responsibility for it on the incumbent Republican President.

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