Will Joe Lieberman switch parties?

Odds are that he won't. He would have more leverage within the Democrats than if he switched. He has been a lifelong Democrat with many friendships and other ties. But he wisely refuses to rule it out, preserving his leverage.

However, this could make Lieberman bolt:

Democratic leaders in the Senate vowed on Sunday to use their new Congressional majority to press for troop reductions in Iraq within a matter of months, stepping up pressure on the administration just as President Bush is to be interviewed by a bipartisan panel examining future strategy for the war. The Democrats — the incoming majority leader, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada; the incoming Armed Services Committee chairman, Senator Carl Levin...

A weaker American presence in Iraq would endanger Israel. I don't think Lieberman would stand for this.

Jack Kemp (not the politician)  11 13 06

Odds are that he won't. He would have more leverage within the Democrats than if he switched. He has been a lifelong Democrat with many friendships and other ties. But he wisely refuses to rule it out, preserving his leverage.

However, this could make Lieberman bolt:

Democratic leaders in the Senate vowed on Sunday to use their new Congressional majority to press for troop reductions in Iraq within a matter of months, stepping up pressure on the administration just as President Bush is to be interviewed by a bipartisan panel examining future strategy for the war. The Democrats — the incoming majority leader, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada; the incoming Armed Services Committee chairman, Senator Carl Levin...

A weaker American presence in Iraq would endanger Israel. I don't think Lieberman would stand for this.

Jack Kemp (not the politician)  11 13 06