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The Lieberman lessons

Once again, dear reader, you have the advantage: writing Monday about a Tuesday election, you know the results as you read, but I do not as I write. Whatever the outcome of the Connecticut primary though, Joe Lieberman has suffered significant travails from which other incumbents can learn:

Once again, dear reader, you have the advantage: writing Monday about a Tuesday election, you know the results as you read, but I do not as I write. Whatever the outcome of the Connecticut primary though, Joe Lieberman has suffered significant travails from which other incumbents can learn:

Keep the base engaged. There is nothing new, nor particularly insightful in this conclusion, but the lesson apparently needs regular re-learning. After 2002, our polling found an activist base disaffected from a Democratic Party they considered too accommodationist, too capitulationist vis-

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