Lieberman Ponders 2008 Endorsement

Senator Joe Lieberman, re-elected last year as an “independent Democrat” is now flexing a bit of his independence when it comes to Presidential politics. Lieberman has said he’s yet to decide if he’ll endorse a Democrat, a Republican, or perhaps even an independent for the nation’s highest office.

Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 2000 who won re-election as an independent last year, says he is open to supporting any party’s White House nominee in 2008.

“I’m going to do what most independents and a lot of Democrats and Republicans in America do, which is to take a look at all the candidates and then in the end, regardless of party, decide who I think will be best for the future of our country,” Lieberman said Sunday.

“So I’m open to supporting a Democrat, Republican or even an Independent, if there’s a strong one. Stay tuned,” said the three-term lawmaker who caucuses with Senate Democrats.

Lieberman is an ally of GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona, a 2008 hopeful, and supports President Bush’s new Iraq strategy. Lieberman won re-election as an independent last fall when Democrats backed an anti-war candidate who won the party primary.

Speaking of which politician he may support in 2008, Lieberman said, “Obviously, the positions that some candidates have taken in Iraq troubles me. Obviously, I will be looking at what positions they take in the larger war against Islamist terrorism.”

He added, “I am genuinely an independent. I agree more often than not with Democrats on domestic policy. I agree more often than not with Republicans on foreign and defense policy.”

The senator said he wanted to select someone “I believe is best for the future of our country. ... Party is important, but more important is the national interest. And that’s the basis that I will decide whom to support for president.”

Lieberman spoke on “Fox News Sunday.”

10 Responses to “Lieberman Ponders 2008 Endorsement”

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  2. Mike N. Says:

    He will vote for/endorse whomever supports the zionists and their racist agenda against brown people…. errr, I mean the war on “terror”.

    He has, after-all received over $286,258 from AIPAC.

    http://www.wrmea.com/archives/May-June_2006/0605031.html

    http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/offtowar.html

    http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/whoiscongresslisteningto.html

  3. Prester John Says:

    You forgot the part of the racist agenda in which those who supposedly support the Zionists have sent aid to Somalia at the end of 1991 to feed starving people, to Indonesia after the tsunami, and Pakistan after the earthquake. Not to mention the hundreds of millions of dollars the supporters of the Zionists have sent to Africa to fight AIDS.

  4. Trent Hill Says:

    Oh ya,and although they are zionist defenders, they also pledge to send 300 million to their sworn enemies (per year), and do massive trade-arms deals with other arab nationa like Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Egypt.
    Dont forget the one where the U.S. pressured the Israeli state to give Arabs equal rights (right after establishment of state).

  5. Mike N. Says:

    It’s fer da chilrens

  6. undercover_anarchist Says:

    Lieberman clearly has no intentions of running again in 2012. That makes him a wildcard. He feels he got screwed by the Democrats in ‘06, and he has a vendetta.

    Does anyone remember when he said of his eight Democratic opponents in ‘04, “Anyone on this stage would make a better president than George Bush.” That included Dennis Kucinich and Reverand Al. Now he’s going to support a Republican in ‘08?

    I think he has no right to feel “betrayed.” The Democratic elite supported him in his primary bid, but when he lost, they did what partisans do and supported their nominee. What did he expect?

    Then again, if he’s now empowered to be independent, that’s good. The problem is that his newfound independence certainly seems to stem from vindicativeness, or else he was lying for the past X years of his career.

  7. Mike N. Says:

    Independence my ass. He is nothing but a republicrat. You are falling for the two seperate, independent, divided parties nonsense. There is no difference.

  8. undercover_anarchist Says:

    Okay.

  9. Green in Brooklyn Says:

    Bloomberg was a big donor and supporter of Lieberschmuck in ‘06. I think he’ll jump on the Bloomberg bandwagon if he runs as an independent (which I think he will if the field is as wide open as I think it will be), and who knows, he might run for VP again – none of this would suprose

  10. matt Says:

    I think he has no right to feel “betrayed.” The Democratic elite supported him in his primary bid, but when he lost, they did what partisans do and supported their nominee. What did he expect?

    Then again, if he’s now empowered to be independent, that’s good. The problem is that his newfound independence certainly seems to stem from vindicativeness, or else he was lying for the past X years of his career.
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    Well said. You took the words right out of my mouth (and arranged them in a more pleasing order).

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