Jim Hoft is saying goodbye to Joe Lieberman, and hello to some pretty scary stuff.
I still think Lieberman could pull it out, although, in spite of a tightening race, the odds are still against him. What I can’t decide is whether I would prefer a Lieberman win, which would be a strong blow to the anti-war/nutroots crowd, or a Lieberman loss followed by a November win by an independent Lieberman. There are definitely pros and cons associated with each outcome.
Yesterday’s Blogometer at National Journal has a really good roundup of commentary on the race from the lefty blogs.
Dean Barnett, blogging at Hugh Hewitt, has an interesting take on the race. Here is the second half of his ten part Q&A:
6) Has there been a disquieting whiff of anti-Semitism in the anti-Lieberman campaign?
Yes. For some reason, Lieberman’s opponents decided it was appropriate to tar the Senate’s most prominent Jew with Nazi-like rhetoric. Kos tagged an entry on Lieberman with the label “Vichy Democrats.” Allah has pointed out that someone started calling Lieberman’s campaign workers the LieberYouth. And I don’t know exactly what Jane Hamsher meant with that black-face piece of artistic commentary, but it wasn’t nice.
7) Does tomorrow’s election mean the Nutroots officially own the Democratic Party?
Whatever the result, they own it already. The only difference will be the media will take belated widespread notice of this fact if Lamont wins.
8) Why would anyone want to own this Spruce Goose of a political party?
You got me there.
9) If Lamont loses, will the nutroots spend the next three months saying they were cheated, hatching conspiracy theories and demanding a recount?
We really don’t have time for such obvious questions.
10) If Lieberman wins, will the nutroots rally behind him to unite the party?
See answer to number 9.Check in at Wizbang Politics to follow the last moments of the campaign and, later this evening, election results.