Friday, July 21, 2006

Mr. Clinton Goes to Connecticut

According to recent news reports, former President Bill Clinton is headed to Connecticut this Monday to lend his support to embattled Sen. Joe Lieberman’s senate re-election bid.

The race between Lieberman, a three-term incumbent and multimillionaire Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont, has attracted considerable national attention. Of course, much of the focus and controversy surrounds Lieberman's support of our war in Iraq, which Lamont continues to attack. (Lamont actually writes on his campaign website, "I salute the patriotism and wisdom of Congressman Murtha...")

The most recent Quinnipiac poll shows that Limousine Liberal Lamont has pulled ahead of Senator Lieberman by four points, just outside the poll's 3.8 percent margin of error.

But, what’s interesting to note, is that in a three-way race with Republican candidate Alan Schlesinger, Lieberman would actually win big -- 51 percent to Lamont's 27 percent and Schlesinger's 9 percent.

Joe Lieberman is a good, principled man. He is sharp, and he has done a great deal of good for our country. While we don’t see eye-to-eye on every single issue, he deserves to be reelected.

Even Bill Clinton seems to know this.