Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Senator Joe

Anyone following the Lamont-Lieberman senatorial primary in Connecticut will probably find this article in The Nation a pretty good assessment of the race’s importance. Anyone not following it might find it a handy intro.

For anyone outside the US, the significance of the race is that a sitting senator and one-time vice presidential candidate looks set to not even get nominated for his senate seat. The movement against him suggests a progressive-reformist shift in the politics of the Democratic Party, and this in turn a possible shift in US politics—and consequently in US foreign policy. So it’s worth watching, eh?

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