...Bad for Conservatives
Phil: I wouldn't be so pessimistic. I think the frustration among alienated GOP voters is so intense that one victory by the far left is not enough to motivate them. They might be motivated if the left wins a lot more, but do you see any other such high-profile races out there? I don't.
Furthermore, this will likely prove a pyrrhic victory for the far left. Chances are Lieberman will win in November, and Lamont will only ever see the inside of the Senate as a tourist. As November approaches, it will become clearer that Lamont doesn't have a chance, and whatever alarm that currently exists among the GOP base will dissipate.
It's going to take a lot more Ned Lamonts before those disaffected GOP voters hold their noses and return to the voting booth this November.