Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Po' Ol' Joe

Joe Lieberman Abandons Presidential Bid

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press Writer

ARLINGTON, Va. - As strains of Frank Sinatra's "My Way" played, Sen. Joe Lieberman ended a presidential bid that he ran on his own terms but that never found a foothold with the voters.

He was the candidate with the wrong message at the wrong time, supporters said. And his more moderate views didn't connect with the left-of-center Democrats desperate for a fiery crusader to beat Republican George W. Bush.

"I offered a mainstream voice and I still believe that it is the right choice and winning choice for our party and our country," the Connecticut senator told about 200 close friends, family and supporters at an Arlington hotel Tuesday night. "The campaign is over now, our journey and our purpose must go on."

The mainstream voice nearly won him the vice presidency in 2000, as Al Gore's running mate. But four years later, Lieberman's support for the Iraq war and his more measured, low-key style were not what Democrats wanted. [...]

A shame, really. Even though I have poked fun at Sen. Lieberman for looking and sounding like Droopy, and still find his dalliance with that man, Mr. Gore, to have been a strike against him (as well as his sickening pandering to Al Sharpton), he still seems to me to be a genuinely decent man, and someone who could be trusted. And I think Hadassah is good looking, despite needing to add a few pounds.

In the end, Joe became the spork of the political race--too liberal for the conservatives, too conservative for the liberals. Oh well, at least the rest of the circus will go on. And people LOVE circuses!

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