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Monday, January 13, 2003

Midday Musings-Lieberman's yarmulke's officially in the ring. The question in my mind is whether he's too moderate to be nominated. One thing to concider when you look down the road to the fall of 2004. Lieberman's hawkish stance on the Gulf War will help, as will his public Jewish faith. People have said that his candidacy would shore up the Jewish vote that is slowly swinging to the GOP as the left becomes more and more anti-Israeli. However, that's a rather small effect; the bigger effect of his faith is that it will allow him to appeal to swing voters who have a moral streak but don't quite feel comfortable with the GOP's theocons. This Scalia speech will get some blogfire. I'm not quite sure I follow his pledge logic.

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