The Pre-Pre-Primary Continues
The 2004 presidential race has been on since the verdict in Bush v. Gore, but some news organizations are just beginning to recognize that. Yesterday the Washington Post's Jim VandeHei described some of the issues Sen. Joseph Lieberman has positioned himself prominently on, from beating up on Enron to overseeing the structure of the soon-to-be Department of Homeland Security. So far, Lieberman seems to be in the lead over such likely Democratic primary rivals as Sen. Tom Daschle, Sen. John Kerry, and Sen. John Edwards. UPI was especially critical of the Post, pointing out at length how they called Lieberman's presidential ambitions five months ago. Memo to UPI: If knowing that a U.S. senator wants to be President was cause for congratulations, everyone in Washington would have a Pulitzer Prize.