The Hartford Advocate reports on the pending demise of a statewide party:
The Connecticut For Lieberman Party, perhaps the most chameleon-like political organization in state history, this week staged what is likely to be its penultimate annual caucus.
“Once we’re 100 percent sure Joe Lieberman is retired, we will allow it to die,” said the party’s current chairman and very unsuccessful U.S. Senate candidate, John Mertens. “We’ll meet again in 2010, and that will probably be our last meeting ever.”
There weren’t many in attendence, which wasn’t too surprising given that the caucus was held in the middle of a snowstorm and its various rationales for existance have all faded away.
The CFL was created in 2006 by its namesake after Joe failed to win the Democratic nomination for reelection to the U.S. Senate. He was beaten in the party primary by newcomer Ned Lamont, then decided he’d run under his own third-party label, and ended up winning that November.
After the election, Lieberman began calling himself an “independent Democrat” and forgot about his poor old Connecticut For Lieberman Party. Other folks didn’t.
Complete report by Gregory P. Hladky in The Hartford Advocate @http://www.hartfordadvocate.com/drive-by-media/drive-by-media-the-strange-journey-of-the-connecticut-for-lieberman-party-is-coming-to-an-end-057783-2