The Moose salutes Joe Lieberman for a taking smart stand.
Joe Lieberman is giving the voters of Connecticut a choice. By collecting signatures to run as an independent and a Democrat, Joe is sending the message that a narrow slice of the electorate and a left wing ideological cabal are not going to decide who is going to be representing the state in the U.S. Senate.
Of course, the Moose is an independent mammal and he welcomes the company - whether Joe is a Democrat or an independent-Democrat. But, the national Democratic Party should be deeply concerned. An organized national campaign is now underway to purge the party of centrist hawks. Howard Dean did not win the party's nomination, but the Deaniacs, kossacks and the MoveOn crowd are in the ascendancy - for the moment. And that fact should make the Republicans gleeful.
There is a need for a Truman, JFK, Scoop wing of the Democratic Party. America needs leaders who are strong on national security and support social justice. Unfortunately, many in the party are turning their back on that proud tradition.
The American people are tired of petty partisan politics as usual. That is why independent leaders such as Joe Lieberman are so critical to our Republic. Good for Joe for making the tough decision.
America needs your leadership. --