Joe On the Front Lines

Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman has vowed that he won't run for President in 2004 if Al Gore is a candidate. But Gore's former running mate is acting a lot like a man looking for a promotion to the top of the ticket. This week alone he is set to make a round of fund-raising stops including Tacoma, Wash., and Tucson, Ariz.; will talk high tech in Silicon Valley and Latino issues in L.A.; and will spend two days in New Hampshire.

But what is really winning Lieberman cheers among dispirited party activists is his new assertiveness in Washington. While other Democrats...

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