Monday, July 24, 2006


Bewildered by both Barbara Boxer's and Bill Clinton's appearances today in support of Joe Lieberman, who, has burned both his political buddies in the past, I cannot help but conclude what my better half--Amy--has said: they know he's going down and they had to do it. Amy hypothesizes that both Boxer and Clinton realize that a campaign appearance for Lieberman now means no campaign appearances for Lieberman when he flies solo. In short, backing him in the primary lessens the blow that these Dems. cannot and will not back him should he, in fact, mount his independent campaign after the primary. And by briefly evaluating both appearances--Boxer seemed very annoyed and Bubba was supportive but certainly not passionate--the Amy theory may explain more than meets the eye. It's just a theory, but in light of the recent polls and how these politicians are polloholics, Amy's theory makes sense. Only time will tell.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree. There were so many awkward moments in Clinton's speech--Iraq, the Terri Schiavo incident, and others--that obviously pointed to Lieberman's involvement. It was a good speech, but not a slam-dunk.