Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), the Democratic Party’s 2000 vice presidential nominee, is leaving open the possibility of giving a keynote address on behalf of Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) at the Republican National Convention in September.
Republicans close to the McCain campaign say Lieberman’s appearance at the convention, possibly before a national primetime audience, could help make the case that the presumptive GOP nominee has a record of crossing the aisle. That could appeal to much-needed independent voters.
“If Sen. McCain, who I support so strongly, asked me to do it, if he thinks it will help him, I will,” Lieberman said in a brief interview.
No one could have predicted that this would happen.
Let's hope the Democrats have learned from this one. Holy Joe has held them hostage for the last 2 years, repeatedly breaking promises to them, stabbing them in the back, and carrying water for the GOP in the media. Just in the last two days, not only has he volunteered to speak at the GOP convention but he insinuated that Barack Obama is a Communist. I don't know that there's any Republican out there that's done more to damage the Democratic party than Joe Lieberman.
There is only one possible response the party can give: after the Dems pad their majority in November, strip him of his chairmanships (of which he's been grossly neglectful anyway) and committee assignments and dare him to jump, stipulating that, if he does, they will give full-throated and deep-pocketed support to Ned Lamont in 2012. This ends now.