52-48 in favor of Lamont with about 98% of the votes counted.
I just saw the Lieberman concession speech — and all I can say is “Sore Loserman” indeed. Didn’t even sleep on announcing as a third party candidate.
And his concession speech was sanctimonious and hypocritical: accusing Lamont of “insults instead of ideas” — not to mention the Rovian claim that Lamont (!) is part of the “old politics” that has made Washington what it was.
So here’s my question: When a candidate loses a party primary then announces that he will run against the party’s nominee, will the Senate Democrats let him keep their seats on committees, or will they replace him with a real Democrat?
Keep in mind that losing the primary will not help Lieberman’s poll numbers. And that a lot of independents haven’t gotten to know Lamont yet. He’ll do well with moderates — for healthcare and against the war.
And if it turns out that Lieberman’s claim that his web site was hacked turns out to be incompetence instead — that will really help label him as a man of the past.