Why Lieberman Announced Today
by Matt Stoller, Mon Jul 03, 2006 at 01:57:41 PM EDT
So Lieberman made his announcement. If you want to watch a really angry politician with superb control over his composure, Crooks and Liars has the video from his appearance on CNN.
Throughout the video, you'll notice that Lieberman is somewhat inconsistent. On the one hand, he says that he thinks he'll win the primary, and this is just 'an insurance policy'. On the other, he talks about how he'll do a better job in the Senate than his "Democratic or Republican opponents".
One thing to consider is how badly Lieberman didn't want to make this announcement. Today is the slowest news day of the year, a hot summer day during a long weekend. DC is deserted. People are at the beach. If he really thought this was just an insurance policy, would he really try to bury this announcement on a slow summer day? I don't think so.
Lieberman is a proud man, and an angry man. But he's no dummy.