Liberals Trying to Draft Keith Olbermann for Joe Lieberman’s Senate Seat


keith-olbermannLiberals want Keith Olbermann to run for retiring Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (I-Conn.) seat.  The ploy to coax the former MSNBC host into the Democratic Senate primary was hatched by activists attending a conference in Pennsylvania over the weekend.Facebook and Twitter pages are already active and a website is expected to go up in the coming days.

“We’re using our full set of campaign tools but they won’t go active until we get a little downtime while we’re in D.C.,” a blogger by the name of Stranded Wind wrote on the liberal website Daily Kos.

Olbermann left his show “Countdown” on Friday. He revealed over the weekend that he would return to his blog on, Baseball Nerd, but has remained quiet about any other plans.

Should Olbermann decide to forgo a return to television, he could be eligible to run for Lieberman’s seat, Stranded Wind notes. “He used to live in Connecticut and could easily return and establish residency.”

Olbermann was suspended from his job for two days after the 2010 election for making donations to Arizona Democrats Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords, and to Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway (D).

Lieberman announced last Wednesday he would not see reelection in 2012. Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) has already entered the race for the Democratic nomination.

{The Hill/} 


  1. I could understand why Connecticut liberals would focus on his intelligence and overlook the fact that he is an obnoxious narcissist, I do however think that they should consider the fact that without his thesaurus and teleprompter, he may not be that intelligent.

  2. #1 You are absolutely correct. Olberman in actuality is a moron bereft of any common sense. He is a TV personality (or lack thereof) and can only read ‘script’.