Today, Senator Joe Lieberman (D) announced he will run for re-election to a fourth term in 2006. This will also be his fourth bid for political office in six years, by the way. Count them for yourself: 2000 Re-election to the Senate, 2000 VP nominee, 2004 Presidential Candidate. A new poll says that Connecticut Republicans give Lieberman a 73% approval rating. This is actually higher than the approval rating Connecticut Democrats gave him. Oh yeah, and don't expect a rematch of 2000's Senate race. Former Waterbury Mayor Philip Giordano, Lieberman's 2000 opponent, is currently serving 37 years in prison for molesting two underage girls.
Pull out the party streamers, boys! Hillary is going to be re-elected for sure now! Both of Clinton's major opponents, Governor George Pataki and former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, both Republicans, are quietly backing away from a challenge to the incumbent Democrat. The only Republican voicing real interest is Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro, a relative unknown statewide. Look for HRC to be heading off to Iowa and New Hampshire to ready herself for 2008 the day after she is sworn in to a second term, on January 3rd 2007.
Here's a list of the candidates and which 2008 Presidential Democrats are supporting them...very interesting...
Wellington Webb-Hillary Clinton (NY), Bill Richardson (NM), Mark Warner (VA), John Kerry (MA)
Tim Roemer-Evan Bayh (IN)
Martin Frost-John Edwards (NC)
As for Simon Rosenberg, Howard Dean, Donnie Fowler, and David Leland...well, um..no 2008 candidates of note have endorsed them yet.
Time to leave.
P.s.-Saturday the 29th is the VHSL competition in Lebanon; wish us luck!