Not so strange bedfellows

mccain and lieberman

Some may consider a partnership of John McCain and Joe Lieberman to be an unlikely alliance. But when you get right down to it, there’s not a lot of difference between the two ideologically – both are social moderates who support a strong national defense. So fond, in fact, is Lieberman of his old pal that yesterday he kicked off a grass-roots effort to build support for his presidential bid:

In the solicitation for “Citizens for McCain,” Lieberman, now an independent US senator from Connecticut, notes that he caucuses with Democrats in the Senate and was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000.

“But first and foremost, I am an American,” writes Lieberman, who has been one of McCain’s most active surrogates. “I have an obligation to do what I think is best for our nation regardless of political party. My love for this country and strong belief in John McCain’s character, judgment, and willingness to work with leaders of both parties has convinced me to support him for president.”

Does it seem odd that Joe would see the necessity for a grass-roots effort? McCain is hardly an unknown and unless Bob Barr turns out to be a factor, he already pretty much has the conservative vote in this country (for better or worse).

But Lieberman has his reasons — 18 million of them to be exact. IF Hillary doesn’t end up on Obama’s ticket, it will take little effort to persuade her angry supporters to pull the lever for McCain (think Harriet Christian… but don’t think too hard or that raspy yankee bark will stay in your head the rest of the day).

In any event, Lieberman has a firm grasp on foreign policy and national defense so he makes a good ally in that regard. And don’t think that Joe might not ALSO be courting a Veep spot here…


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The democrats should never had turn their backs on Joe, now they are paying the price! Joe will make a big impact on John McCain campaign. This democrat will be voting McCain! We don’t need a wet behind the ear Obama that talks like a gang member as president!


Comment by goodtimepolitics

This democrat will be voting McCain!

A lot of former Hillary supporters share your views. It will be interesting to see how this all turns out…

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