September 2nd, 2008
11:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Crowley: Lieberman could get chilly response

Joe Lieberman just said: "Senator Obama is a gifted and eloquent young man who can do great things for our country in the years ahead. But eloquence is no substitute for a record."

Wonder which party Joe Lieberman will caucus with now? The Welcome Mat may not be out at the Democrats' luncheons.

Lieberman praises Palin, a woman with whom he disagrees on nearly every social issue in the political arena.


Filed under: Joe Lieberman
soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. Sean Chong

    Once you joined GOP, you naturally become a hypocrite. Lieberman is a perfect example of this.

    September 2, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  2. Cathy

    That is what blows me away. He praised her yet doesn't agree with her on the issues.

    September 2, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  3. Ronald

    I can believe what he said about McCain but then he endorsed Palin someone who he doesn't even know. So what does that say about the value of his endorsement and his judgement?

    September 2, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  4. john

    Candy,Now you are talking................these guys are Disillusioned.

    September 2, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  5. Darrel from Denver

    No kidding. the guy is a hypocrite and now a Republican mouthpiece.

    September 2, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  6. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    Sorry, looks more like he suffers from Delayed mid-life crisis!

    September 2, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  7. That's Reality

    Joe spoke the truth and clearly doesn't care if the liberals don't like it.

    September 2, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  8. McCain/Palin: What Desperation Looks Like

    That's what you call just another weasel in Washington looking to gain political points.

    Yup. A Man telling us about 2 Mavericks that our country needs.

    Ummm... Sorry Joe. No thanks.

    September 2, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  9. Duop from Colorado

    It will be much better for Sen. Lieberman to start acting as Republican. He has put some wounds in the Democratic Party.

    September 2, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  10. Susan from Scotts Valley, CA

    Can you say sell-out? His own party didn't want him so he ran as an Independent. The Dems have kept him around as a manner of political necessity but soon that necessity will be over. He's already turned his back on everything that he believes in, it's only a matter of time before he sacrifices what remains of his self-respect.

    September 2, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  11. GOP = Bedtime

    Hey Lieberman, just stay with the GOP... until you're voted out of office. Which shouldn't be much longer now. Thanks!

    September 2, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  12. Marie

    "Could get a chilly response"???? Now there's an understatement!!

    September 2, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  13. Troy

    Well said Joe...the hardest part for the dems will be the fact it was truthful.

    September 2, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  14. not fooled

    So much for being the bigger man. Lieberman, like McCain, has turned.

    He is willing to sell out his beliefs in the name of making a cheap political point. No longer the maverick, he is just another face in the political crowd that once actually stood for something. Enjoy the GOP, Joe.

    September 2, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  15. Jackie-Baltimore

    Basically, Joe Liberman is looking for a new home.
    He didn’t make it eight years ago in the Democratic Party and yet now he supports the republicans and Palin. A person he surely doesn’t know.
    A party he never supported.
    I guess if John McCain likes her likes her he likes her too.
    What does that say for him???
    The democrats didn’t want him so he turns republican supporter.
    Basically his career is over and this is a last restore to try to get into a party.
    So, I for one would not read much into his speech.
    Not sure what deal McCain is offering him, but if it works good luck.
    With his views the democrats are better off!!!

    September 2, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  16. Becky

    Sarah Palin scares me. She believes that global warming isn't man-made? Lieberman's problem is he can't decide what he believes in. I know everything Palin believes in I don't. Talk about extreme right. McCain has lost his mind.

    September 2, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  17. Darrel from Denver

    Do the Republicans really want to bring into the debate their RECORD? it's because of that record they are in trouble for crying out loud.

    September 2, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  18. Mia

    Same old Politics no matter which republican gets up and tells it. Bush, Bush, Bush, it.... They had the nerve to bring in Ronald Reagan to separate John McCain from Bush, it does not matter how they try and change this scenario around, it remains the same and sounds the same, Bush.

    September 2, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  19. Darryl Miller

    The Lieberman have "Two Faces", will be how history remember this wanta be VP........

    September 2, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  20. JPM

    Republicans would have us believe America and the world is doing great after the last 8 years. This election is about direction – McCain will stay the course, Obama will change direction. Take your pick.

    September 2, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  21. Democrat in colorado

    Lieberman is doing more good for the democratic party while in the house of republicans, than he could have ever done from the DNC.

    September 2, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  22. denniseC

    I still can't beleive he's endorsing the ticket. Let alone Palin. Wait till everyone reads more on Palin.

    September 2, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  23. kenyon strother

    i think that good ol' Joe has lost all his cool points in the democratic party

    September 2, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  24. Wendy

    This CT native knows first hand what joke Lieberman's reputation has become.

    September 2, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  25. Frank

    Well, hats off to Joe Lieberman who is man enough to put his country before politics! Bravo Joe!

    September 2, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
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