I submit to you, Sen. Lieberman, that you were punished yesterday more than you realize. Stick with me on this. I'll explain: it never fully occurred to me how Obama would use his strengths in a position of leadership. Until this week.
Bud McFarlane tells me that right now "a friend" of his is working with Palin on foreign affairs. "She's clearly very intelligent," he says. "It's a good sign she hasn't been afraid to say what she doesn't know. That was Ronald Reagan's strength."
Republicans know something Democrats don't: voters don't vote on the issues, so you might as well do what you believe and portray yourself as a strong leader - and try and actually translate your values into law.
Lieberman arrived on the national stage as the running mate of Gore, whose campaign stressed support of the people over the powerful. We can't afford to have another VP who would undermine the progressive movement from within.