If you lose a campaign and then come around two, or four, or six years later to challenge the man who beat you, that’s one thing. If you lose a campaign and keep running as if you hadn’t lost, that’s another. In light of his defeat Tuesday, Lieberman’s decision to keep running might bring to mind that phrase from 2000 when, in an entirely different context, Republicans cast the Gore-Lieberman team as “Sore Loserman.” Republicans were mad at Al Gore, who would not admit that he had lost the presidential election. At least that race was very, very close. That’s not the case with Lieberman today. He lost by three and a half percentage points, with no question about the results. We might soon starting hearing the phrase again.
I’ll have a piece on the subject up later this morning.