I know my World Cup bracket went down like British ships vs Icebergs, but that won't stop my handicapping of political contests.
Lieberman will win the Democratic nomination for Senate from Connecticut. I hope he does. He has been a tempering voice of centrism and reasonability. I don't agree with him on everything, but I don't need that to respect a statesman.
And there is a another very good reason why: if Lieberman loses the Connecticut Democratic Primary to Lamont, he will win as an Independent, and resoundingly so. It won't matter that he would continue to caucus with the Democrats, serious damage would be done to the Party as a whole, in a way that all the buffonery since 1994 has not, and that damage will have been done on a national stage.
I mean, we've had enough opportunists (the old tax & spend Democrats) play red rover and switch teams (and become corrupt & spend Republicans), but we have yet to have a significant and respected Democrat leave the Party and run as an Independent.