Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Lieberman Touts McCain's Chances Over Democrats

Senator Joe Lieberman, who, oddly, fought -- and lost -- a gruesome campaign for the Democratic nomination in Connecticut is now touting the chances McCain has at beating ... the Democrats. From TheHill:

"Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), who caucuses with the Democrats, touted Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) on Tuesday as the only Republican who can beat the Democratic nominee in the general election.

"'Look at the polls. John McCain is the only Republican who can defeat the Democratic candidates in November. And that ought to count for something,' said Lieberman, who was the vice presidential candidate on the 2000 Democratic ticket and calls himself an 'independent Democrat.'"

Clearly Lieberman won't be McCain's veep because the former POW is already suspect among the Republican party base. They would never sit still for a Democrat -- even a Democrat of Lieberman's dubious philosophical background -- teaming with a moderate Republican. Still, we can easily envision a Secretary of Defense Lieberman in a McCain administration (Bushies were actually floating him as a possible Rumsfeld replacement). Gre-a-at.

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