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Pale Blue Dot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:00 PM
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Lieberman Imitates Nader
Who would have thought we'd be here at the nexus of two divisive issues? Form an editorial in today's Hartford Courant:

http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/commentary/hc-comme...

That year, I and a host of other former Nader Raiders built a campaign to try to convince people that a vote for Nader might actually be a vote for Bush.

Lieberman joined a chorus of Democrats who denounced Nader as a man in the process of destroying all the good things he had done.

Now it's Joe who's running as the independent, in a race that clearly has national implications, not because control of the U.S. Senate is likely to be at stake but because Lieberman might help Republicans keep control of the House of Representatives. By staying in the race, he may bring more Republicans to the polls on Election Day, hurting Democratic challengers to U.S. Reps. Rob Simmons, Chris Shays and Nancy Johnson.

Who would have thought 30 years ago that these two Connecticut figures, who accomplished so much for consumers, for civil rights, for protection of the planet, might build legacies like this? Each of them in their own stubborn way might become known as the two people who helped out Bush and his right-wing allies when they most needed it.

Despite pleas from friends and former colleagues, Nader wouldn't even consider withdrawing from the 2000 race. He got more than enough votes in Florida to put the final Bush-Gore tally in doubt.
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pazuzu Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:16 PM
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1. Gore got more votes in Florida, then Jeb Bush fixed the tally.
no doubt.
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