Monday, August 14, 2006

Math In Politics

I was reading this interesting and slightly superficial article about Lieberman's chances of winning in November. To be succinct, the author claims that history is not on Lieberman's side but math is. Blah, we've all heard plenty that Lieberman the Independent stands a chance of winning in November; I wanted to read about the math, which was nothing more than a few statistics.

But I like the way the article ended:

Think of Connecticut's much-ballyhooed Senate race as a face-off between history and math.

Those who ignore the lessons of history may be doomed to repeat them, but analysts who can't add and subtract generally have much more serious problems.

Who can disagree with that last sentence? Let's hear it for arithmetic!


Dan Edwards said...

DO we really need politics getting more muddled by including mathematics? (snicker snicker)

Actually, it could be interesting to see if Lieberman can change some minds in CT. prior to the vote. I imagine he already has a large campaign warchest full of loot, I mean campaign contributions to use for this campaign.

Lillian said...

I love Joe Lieberman. I look at this Dem rejection as The Road To Freedom for a moderate who has been imprisoned by the disingenuous Left Wing Extremists within his (once-upon-a-time-sane) party.
My only disappointment is that he doesn't come all the way over to the GOP, where he would be welcomed with open arms, and his views would be respected.

I guess Independent is the next best thing. Most of my Dem friends are now calling themselves Independents, too.

I wonder how the math adds up as far as an Independent winning the race in CT???

Well... however it adds up...I'm bettin' on Joe!!


Darren said...

When his voting record is analyzed, Lieberman is among the most liberal in the senate. He's no moderate. He's no Republican, either.

He has integrity, but that's about it.

Lillian said...

You're right about that, Darren. But Lieberman seems to be WISER than other Democrats, which gives him a foothold into the GOP.

I'd be interested in seeing his voting record on certain issues. I'm really not familiar with his positions, or what makes him a liberal.

What areas would he NOT measure up as a moderate Republican, or even as a Libertarian?

Lillian said...

Oh, one other mentioned that Joe Lieberman has integrity.
That in and of itself is not your typcial liberal quality.


Sounds like we could use him on the Right...