Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Nation (no, not that “Nation”) Warms to Lieberman

As if losing were not humiliation enough, The Harford Courant this morning mainlined more bad news into the anti-Lieberman camp over at the Huffington Post and DailyKos, two liberal blog sites full of foaming at the mouth pro-Ned Lamont progressives: It turns out that the good old USA thinks Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) is more loveable and cuddly than either New York Sen. Hillary Clinton or Massachusetts Senator and perennial presidential hopeful John Kerry.

According to a national Quinnipiac poll that measures the affection of people towards their leaders, Lieberman falls just a step behind that loveable mushball ex-President Bill Clinton, who came in at number 5; Hillary followed at 9; Lieberman was 6 and Kerry, alas, was at the bottom of the barrel, a lowly 20.

Rudolph Giuliani topped the list at numero uno; Nancy Pelosi ranked 12 and Bush 15.

According to the Courant, “Lieberman scored well among almost every constituency in the Quinnipiac poll, which surveyed 1,623 registered voters between Nov. 13 and 19. He was received warmly by Republicans, Democrats and independents, in red, blue and purple states, and among men and women.

“His old foes were less impressed. ‘A lot of this poll has to do with what you call the political celebrity culture,’ said David Sirota, a Democratic strategist who helped Lamont. "Lieberman's been in the news a lot."

A little sour grapes helps the crow to go down.

Local Huff-Po and DailyKos spinoffs have yet to comment.

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