Joe Lieberman may be far more damaging to the Democratic party as he becomes the next Zell Miller from hell for the Democratic Party.
The Republican candidate, Alan Schlesinger has gambling problems hanging over his head and is currently pulling 13% in the polls.
Remove Joe "Zell" Lieberman from the picture and the Democratic party is looking at a much rosier scenario, wiht a better chance of winning the house, with more funds for other races.
Joe could leave now and be remembered as a good guy who made mistakes on the war and his support of Bush. If he stays in this one, he will be reviled as a traitor to the Democratic cause.
It's never too late to wake up. Republicans do it all the time and become Democrats or independents. Let's hope Joe does just that-- wakes up and pulls out. It's time to go Joe. If the left had some strong policy promotion organizations, like the right's "think tanks," one of them could offer Joe a job, for a few hundred thousand a year and he'd be able to maintain a visible presence, make a decent living, and exit gracefully. It's too bad, pathetic really, that the Democratic leadership hasn't gotten their act together in that regard.