January 1st, 2008
02:00 PM ET
5 years ago

Lieberman to hit the trail

Lieberman endorsed McCain last month.
Lieberman endorsed McCain last month.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Democrat turned-Independent Joe Lieberman is set to hit the campaign trail in New Hampshire with Republican John McCain Wednesday, six days before the Granite State holds the nation's first 2008 presidential primary.

Both men will appear together in Derry for a meet-and-greet before Lieberman attends events on the Arizona senator's behalf in Keene, Nashua, Concord, Dover, and Portsmouth.

The Connecticut senator officially endorsed McCain two weeks ago, saying then, "no one should let party lines be a barrier to choosing the person we believe is best qualified to lead our nation forward."

– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney


Filed under: Joe Lieberman • John McCain
soundoff (81 Responses)
  1. Joel Monkarsh

    In the Connecticut race, the most left side of the Democratic Party opted to endorse Lieberman's primary opponent, even though it risked throwing the election to a Republican and giving the Republicans control of the US Senate. Lieberman lines up with the Democrats for US Senate control. Incidentally, there used to something resembling the political center in the Democratic Party. McCain, except on the war issue, represents the political center closer to any other Republican in the current presidential race. Of course, if you would rather have a Republican field completely dominated by the far right fringes of that party than it would make sense to have wanted Lieberman to have waited on the sidelines. Love of country is supposed to come before love of party, and because the bulk of the electorate is in the political middle, Lieberman probably did the correct thing. After all, if McCann loses in New Hampshire, Joe will ultimately either sit remain neutral in the general election or ultimately endorse Clinton.

    January 2, 2008 06:52 am at 6:52 am |
  2. Surrealist, Fort Myers

    Someone said: "We need someone who can stand in the middle and help pull us all back together… this sniping at one another over party affiliation is getting out of hand, and is dangerous if we are going to be a strong nation."

    HEY, WE DON'T THINK LIEBERMAN IS TOO CONSERVATIVE!!!

    PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOOKED AT: HIS VOTING RECORD IN THE SENATE, BILLS INTRODUCED, AND COMMITTEES/ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTED- believe he is working harder for the people of Israel and their national security strategy–than Americas's.

    HE ISN'T CONSERVATIVE OR LIBERAL–HE'S WORKING FOR ANOTHER NATION.

    January 2, 2008 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  3. roger, conway sc

    VOTE DEMOCRATIC IN 08......regardless of who the candidate is.....the dems have their faults but the GOP are hypocrites & extremests.

    January 2, 2008 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  4. Ivan Bial

    If Joe Lieberman is for McCain, I know it's the wrong choice.

    January 2, 2008 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  5. Jean truman

    This support and the acceptance of it shows the corrupt values of Joe Lieberman and John McCain towards their respective political party. While McCain does and says everything for the sake of nomination of his party, Joe Lieberman's moral value are like empty barrel, making too much noise for nothing.
    Best solution, Both Senators must be expelled from their respective political party.
    How could we expect positive contributions to our country, to our society, to our progress when we have such cheap senators who look for nothing but for their personal benefits.
    I AM SURE THE END WILL JUSTIFY THE MEANS.
    Surely, we have two cheap, very cheap senators.

    January 2, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  6. cj

    Liberman has behaved like a spoiled child since losing the Democratic primary to Ned Lamont. What exactly was the Democratic establishment supposed to do? He lost!!! He has now become a warmonger and the Senator from Israel. We can thatnk the Con. votes for sending this moran back to Washington!!! Thanks a lot!!!!

    February 6, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
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