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When this decade began, Joe Lieberman was riding high –as one of the most popular politicians in Connecticut history.
Remember 2000? State Democrats swooned as one of their own was tapped to be the Vice Presidential nominee. Lieberman enjoyed a better than 70 percent approval rating and was equally popular among Democrats, independents and Republicans.
He was a national figure - “the conscience of the Senate” – after calling out President Bill Clinton for his transgressions.
But since that high point, it’s been a turbulent ride down the popularity mountain for Lieberman. That same Quinnipiac poll that had nearly 80 percent of Democrats approving of his work back in 2000?
That’s now down to 31 percent – but Republicans still like him every bit as much. Not surprising, after his speech at last year’s GOP convention and his stance against the public health care option.
These actions have prompted grass roots campaigns to punish him, to take away his committee chairmanship, and even to recall him…if that sorta thing was legal in Connecticut.
Today, Where We Live – a look back at the strange decade of Joe Lieberman.
Join the conversation – do you support the Senator? Do you think he’s lost his way.