Top Democrat battles voter anger
The Iraq war could claim its biggest US political casualty so far as Democrats in Connecticut choose a candidate to run in November's mid-term elections.
Senator Joe Lieberman, who stood for vice-president in 2000, faces an uphill battle to win the Senate nomination over anti-war newcomer Ned Lamont.
Liberman is, so I'm told, a rock solid zionist and has led joint campaigns with Republicans against alleged film obscenity.
But, who is Ned Lamont? Wikipedia say:
After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1972, Lamont earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University (home of the Lamont Library, named for his great-grandfather Thomas W. Lamont  ) in 1976 and a Masters of Public and Private Management from what is now known as the Yale School of Management in 1980. He began his career working for a small Vermont newspaper.
Lamont then entered the cable television industry, managing the startup of Cablevision's operation in Fairfield County, Connecticut. In 1984, he founded, and is currently president and chairman of, Lamont Digital Systems, a builder and operator of advanced telecommunications networks for college campuses and residential gated communities, with over 150,000 subscribers. The company's finances are private, though it currently has 35 employees, down from 100 in 2001.
Before running for the U.S. Senate, Lamont was elected and served as selectman in the town of Greenwich, Connecticut, for eight years (two terms), chaired the state investment advisory council, and served on many civic boards. Lamont unsuccessfully ran for a state Senate seat in 1990, finishing in third place.
So, US politics still hasn't curbed its infatuation with millionaires. It is interesting though, with organisations like MoveOn, directly contrasting themselves to the Christian Coalition, the political expression of the anti-war/progressive movement in America is taking the form of pressure groups attempting to throw a spanner into the works of government (Three million members of MoveOn, think of the potential!).
It'd be nice to get some good background on American Left organisations.
UPDATE (Aug 10th):
Joe Liberman is OUTTAHERE... Small mercies, eh?