Joseph Lieberman Elected King of US Congress
Democrats and Republicans alike will need Lieberman, a longtime Democrat whose independent ways will make him a power broker in a closely divided Senate. He's vowed to caucus with Democrats, but Republicans who provided support for his re-election are expected to court him as well.Source.
Lieberman, who stressed his ability to work across the political aisle on the campaign trail, crafted his comeback from a shattering primary loss last August to political newcomer Ned Lamont by putting together a loose coalition of Republicans, Democrats and independent voters.
Lieberman will be a powerful moderating force in the new US Congress. With democrats in the majority for the first time in many years, a large number of the more radical democrats will want to flex their muscles in a leftist direction--to make their mark. With Lieberman bridging the ever widening gap in US politics, change will come slowly.