The Endorsement We’ve All Been Waiting For

3 comments December 16th, 2007at 05:02pm Posted by Eli

Joe Lieberman comes out for…

Democratic and Republican sources say that Sen. Joe Lieberman, the independent Democrat from Connecticut and fierce supporter of the war in Iraq, will formally endorse Sen. John McCain tomorrow in New Hampshire.

What? You didn’t think Joe was going to endorse a Democrat, did you?

Ambinder seems to think that this is somehow good news for McCain:

The endorsement could help McCain with independents in the state. Combine that with news that Rudy Giuliani is scaling back his advertising buy there, that the Boston Globe endorsed McCain, and that McCain’s rivals are spending most of their time in Iowa.

The endorsement is further evidence of Lieberman’s slow drift to the right in American politics and is bound to generate intense anger among Democrats who support him. But Lieberman and McCain have often walked in lockstep together on the prosecution of the war, have traveled to Iraq together, and have worked together on domestic issues like climate change.

Because if there’s one thing New Hampshire voters like, it’s pointless, bloody, unwinnable wars.

Ambinder adds that this will “heighten speculation that McCain might ask Lieberman to join his ticket.” To which I can only say, Oh, pleasepleaseplease.

UPDATE: Ari Melber is likewise unimpressed.

Senator Joe Lieberman will finally come clean on Monday, unleashing his inner-Republican to endorse the struggling campaign of Senator John McCain, according to several news reports. It is a bittersweet alliance for both men. Lieberman’s move confirms his critics’ longtime argument that he is a “Democrat in Name Only,” while McCain looks desperate by leaning on backers beyond the G.O.P. base in the homestretch of a partisan primary.


During his 2006 reelection campaign, Lieberman emphasized that he would support Democratic candidates in 2008. “I want Democrats to be back in the majority in Washington and elect a Democratic president in 2008,” he said during a televised debate in July. Lieberman promptly backtracked after his reelection, announcing this January that he was “open” to supporting a Republican or Democrat for president, depending “on a whole range of issues.” By not even waiting to see who the Democrats nominate, now Lieberman is revealing that the issues aren’t important to him, either.

Joe Lieberman, Man Of Integrity™, may very well be the most dishonest man in Washington. And that’s saying something.

Entry Filed under: Elections,Lieberman,McCain,Politics,Republicans,Wankers


  • 1. shoephone  |  December 17th, 2007 at 3:03 am

    And then there’s Bill Clinton, that other Man of Integrity. Watch him and reminisce as he stumps for Lieberstink during the summer of 2006. Birds of a feather…

  • 2. Multi Medium » Trai&hellip  |  December 17th, 2007 at 11:51 am

    […] after stabbing the Democratic Party in the back yet again, this time by endorsing a Republican for president, it should come as no surprise that Lieberman would take some heat from his former […]

  • 3. Multi Medium » The &hellip  |  December 17th, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    […] Not that it makes a whole lot of difference, but it’s more relevant than Lieberman’s. […]

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