Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) has two strikes against him in the eyes of the left-wing Democratic leadership.
First, he is a moderate. Second, he supports the Iraq war.
There is an article here in the Los Angeles Times titled: “Strong Signs of Rift Among Democrats” that details the plan to oust Lieberman (pictured).
The liberal challenge to Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) escalated Friday when the political arm of MoveOn.org, an influential online advocacy group, endorsed the political newcomer opposing his bid for renomination.
MoveOn failed to put John Kerry in the White House but make no mistake -- it has the power to shape the Democratic Party in Washington.
On Friday, MoveOn has announced the endorsement of Democrat Ned Lamont to oppose Lieberman in the Connecticut primary.
Trying to unseat a popular incumbent senator indeed shows a strong rift in the Democratic Party.
MoveOn has emerged as a leading voice for left-leaning activists, and the endorsement marks the first time that its PAC [Political Action Committee] has sought to unseat an incumbent Democratic senator.
The Republican Party will probably win whether Sen. Lieberman is re-elected or not.
If Lieberman wins, the moderate voice of a good decent politician will remain in the Senate.
If he loses, he will be replaced by another far-left liberal which will hasten the weakening of the Democrat party