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Lieberman may back Republican

July 5, 2007

U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an independent who supports Democrats in Congress despite his backing of the Iraq war, said on Thursday he was not ruling out endorsing a Republican in the White House race.

The 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate said he also wants to see if an independent enters the crowded field of 2008 presidential hopefuls.

“I’m going to chose whichever candidate that I think will do the best job for our country, regardless of the party affiliation of that candidate,” the Connecticut senator told reporters in the state capital Hartford.

“I’m not going to get involved until after both parties have their presumptive nominees and, frankly, to see if there is a strong independent candidate,” he said.

Lieberman was re-elected to a fourth Senate term in November as an independent in Connecticut after his support for the Iraq war cost him the backing of the Democratic Party. He continues to caucus with Democrats in the Senate.

Many Democrats last year abandoned Lieberman in favor of his Democratic rival, Ned Lamont, a millionaire and political outsider who ran on an anti-Iraq-war platform focused on public discontent over President George W. Bush’s policies.

Lieberman, 65, described the 2008 presidential race as the most important election of his adult life.

“There’s a lot on the line both in terms of the terrorist threat that we face but also all the things here at home that seem broken: our health-care system, our education system, the environmental problems we have,” he said.

16 Responses to Lieberman may back Republican

  1. mary cali

    July 6, 2007 at 4:55 pm


    I am afraid for Lieberman it is Israel ubber alles.
    Somehow he thinks that the war in Iraq makes Irael safer. The facts on the ground don’t prove that.

  2. LurkingFromTheLeft

    July 6, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    Remember –

    …how it is pronounced –

    …LIEberman –

    …LIEberman –

    …LIEberman –

    …oh wait, that’s Beetlejuice –

    …sorry –


  3. LurkingFromTheLeft

    July 6, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    …and The DC Madam could arrange that for them –


  4. Sonorous Pest

    July 6, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    Sonorous pest
    Lieberman and Bush need to share the same rubber room.

  5. Steve Horn

    July 7, 2007 at 10:58 am

    they could do an interparty circlejerk – Cheney can be the pivot man ….

  6. Bill Jonke

    July 5, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    I tell you, the man’s tetched!

  7. Klaus Hergeschimmer

    July 6, 2007 at 12:51 am

    As down as I am on my former party, the Demokrats, I am relishing the near certainty of another sweep by the Dems in 08′ gaining further majorities in the Senate and making Lieber-traitor irrelevant.

  8. Bill Robinson

    July 6, 2007 at 2:45 am

    Who cares who he endorses. He has lost all his credibility and his word is worthless. He should be swept into the same garbage can as the rest of the politicos.\
    Bill Robinson

  9. Carl Nemo

    July 6, 2007 at 3:14 am

    Whoaaaaa…just look at the photo supplied with the article?! I’ve gotta give credit to the photographer for catching this guy’s both loony and power-intoxicated persona! Are there any more questions folks?! If the people of Connecticut don’t get crackin’ and remove this guy immediately if not sooner via a recall vote then they deserve everything that’s coming to them courtesy of ol’ Joe.

    I guess the “pulled pork” sandwiches taste great courtesy of the U.S. Treasury “deli”…! Lieberman doesn’t eat pork himself, except via his paycheck and percs, but he enjoys feeding it to his constituents because it insures his incumbency whilst he laughs his evil ass off 24/7/365! No, Virginia I’m not an anti-semite. I simply know too much about this guy and he’s toxic to “we the people” and our American way of life regardless of our religious or ethnic roots. Do the people of Connecticut want to put up with his unstable politically dangerous behavior for the next 64 months or so?!

    Carl Nemo **==

  10. gene

    July 6, 2007 at 8:00 am

    Yep (photo) he’s a delusional nut, just what the repubs want and what this nation… doesn’t need!!!

  11. Elmo

    July 6, 2007 at 9:01 am

    “I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!”

    “Your winnings, sir.”

    “Oh, thank you very much.”

  12. kent shaw

    July 6, 2007 at 10:06 am

    “Many Democrats last year abandoned Lieberman in favor of his Democratic rival, Ned Lamont, a millionaire and political outsider who ran on an anti-Iraq-war platform focused on public discontent over President George W. Bush’s policies.”

    And, to help assure his reelection, the republicans campaigned for Lieberman in lieu of their own forgettable candidate.

  13. Steve Horn

    July 6, 2007 at 11:05 am

    Face it flounder, Lieberman IS a republican …

  14. kent shaw

    July 6, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    Well, there sure is something fishy about the guy.

  15. kent shaw

    July 6, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    Off topic: Steve, aren’t you the folk singer who plays out down around Gettysburg or Hanover area? Any upcoming gigs I should know about? I’m in Mechanicsburg.


  16. Steve Horn

    July 6, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    Hey Kent –

    You caught me – check my schedule at http://www.myspace.com/stevehorn