quote:Why are bloggers targeting Lieberman?
Are they more interested in ideology or winning elections?
As U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., races to fend off a stiff primary from anti-war challenger Ned Lamont, Washington's chattering class has been chattering. A lot. And a common refrain has been how the left's furious assault on the centrist Lieberman is an ideological witch-hunt, an attempt to cleanse the party of heretics, and -- just maybe -- a fight over the future of the Democratic Party.
"This isn't a fight between left and right," New York Times columnist David Brooks wrote earlier this month. "It's a fight about how politics should be conducted... What's happening to Lieberman can only be described as a liberal inquisition."
Or maybe, Bloggers [We The People] are objecting to Lieberman's Neo-Con politics. Lieberman is closer to this administration on many issues (e.g., Foreign policy, the War in Iraq, the coming War in Iran, the non-War in Lebanon, Tax Policy) than many life long Republicans.