In the wake of the Primary-Night Partisan Massacre, some good comments from Lieberman and others about the state of partisanship in America and the state of the two-party system. Lieberman said yesterday on the "Today Show" "I think it's time for somebody to break through the dominance of both parties by the margins of the parties, which happens in primaries. I think it's time for somebody to break through and say, 'Hey, let's cut out the partisan nonsense'. Yes I'm a proud Democrat, but I'm more devoted to my state and my country than I am to my party. And the parties today are getting in the way of our government doing for our people what they need their government to do."
In comments endorsing Lieberman's independent bid, NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg added "This country needs nonpartisan elected officials who think that doing the right thing for the public is more important than supporting some party. The partisan process has just hamstrung Washington; it’s paralyzed government at all different levels," he added - and asked why if he felt that way he hadn't dropped his party affiliation, Bloomberg said there's no reason to, "at the moment." The mayor offered to campaign with Lieberman before the general election. Other Republicans, including Rep. Chris Shays, have also offered their support to Lieberman's independent bid.
Lieberman, Bloomberg, and Shays are right. Party can't be the first priority of our elected leaders - results must be.