Friday, January 23, 2004

Memo to Joe Lieberman

You're going to lose.

Q. So where's your leverage? A. New Hampshire.

Q. What to do? A. Endorse Kerry.

Q. When? A. Monday, for Tuesday papers.

Q. What's the downside? A. None. If the polls move tonight and tomorrow, you can sit tight and let it play out. If the polls remain the same, call Kerry on Sunday afternoon and offer the endorsement for Monday afternoon. Then wait until the 6pm Sunday deadlines. Then start calling your people. It'll leak (which is fine). But the story will be front-page on Nightly News Monday and papers Tuesday morning.