There is an irony on display here as a U.S. Senator describes how a colleague cannot use the same loophole he himself used to get a second electoral chance. Sen. Joe Lieberman lost the 2006 Connecticut Democratic primary to political neophyte Ned Lamont, yet was able to form a bogus political party (of one) and run as an Independent. Lieberman went on to win in November as the de facto Republican candidate. Connecticut is one of a handful of states which does not have a so-called "Sore-Loser Law" which permits these kind of shenanigans to take place.
Sen. Arlen Specter echoed this in his press conference today that the primaries have become a haven for extremists in both political parties. Neither seemed all that thrilled with the new democracy, something which no doubt offends their sense of entitlement.