Sunday, December 16, 2007

Surprise! Lieberman to endorse Republican.

Sen. John McCain, trying to build momentum toward a reprise of his 2000 New Hampshire primary victory, is piling up high-profile endorsements, including one from another political maverick, Sen. Joseph Lieberman.

The Connecticut senator, an independent who was the Democrats' 2000 vice presidential nominee, was scheduled to announce his support for McCain at a town hall meeting Monday morning in Hillsborough.

A Lieberman adviser said the senator decided to back McCain despite being a Republican because he believes his colleague from Arizona "has the best chance of uniting the country in its fight against Islamic terrorism."

The adviser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in advance of the formal announcement, said Lieberman would continue to caucus with Senate Democrats, and said his decision was not a reflection of any lingering tension with his old party after high-profile Democrats abandoned him when he lost the Democratic primary during his 2006 Senate re-election campaign.


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At 8:38 PM, Anonymous bleeding blue said...

We are watching the painful metamorphosis of a former standard-bearer of the Democratic Party into a Republican. At this stage in our history, it's a sad thing to watch.

But he'll continue to flirt with the Democrats, because that's the only way he retains relevance in this congress.

He's like the last girl at the bar at closing time, because he gets attention, he thinks he's "pretty". Fortunately, there will be a few more better looking chicks coming in to the saloon in about 12 months.


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