War Vote Excuse for Lieberman to Bolt Democratic Caucus?
Michael Illions, Lorie Byrd, and Matt Margolis all wonder if today’s vote by the Senate to tie funding of the war to a departure timeline will be the push Joe Lieberman needs to bolt the Democratic caucus and, in effect, fire Harry Reid.
I rather doubt it. In addition to my oft-expressed view that a formal alliance with the GOP after having campaigned on a promise to caucus with the Democrats would be incredibly sleazy, I just don’t see what’s in it for Lieberman. He’s made a lot of hay over the years being able to rant against the moral failings of his party’s leadership without actually having to do anything. I can’t imagine he’ll change course now.