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. Eric

    It's the jewish community that should throw him under the bus. They'll do it in November.

    September 2, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  2. S. Boatman

    He Knows That Once The Dems Dont Need Him For A Majority He Is Done! Dont Let The Door Hit You On The Way Not Joe!

    September 2, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  3. No Way, No How, No George McCain!

    So we are all Americans first, but we can bash liberals???

    September 2, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  4. Arkansas Undertaker

    What we just witnessed was the end of a great politcal career. Liberman will never be elected to public office again after this mutiny!

    September 2, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  5. Mildred

    Was this for real?

    September 2, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  6. Ryan

    I believe that he was praising Palin for her ability to fight the government and bring about positive change, something that Barack hasn't done. Didn't Barack ask people not to focus on the social issues like abortion?

    September 2, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  7. ran

    People vote for Obama/Biden and other Democrats and we will get our country back from people like Lieberman/McCain and Republicans.

    September 2, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  8. Jess

    Why does he praise her if they dont agree on the issues that matter?

    September 2, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  9. Mr. Educator

    He better hope McCain wins because he just committed Political Suicide. Republicans are not going to accept his views.

    September 2, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  10. kay

    Political convinence at the very best... Very appalling.

    September 2, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  11. Kevin

    Lieberman's a freaking traitor...

    September 2, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  12. Danny

    Joe Lieberman whatever man, you don't even know Sara Palin and you supporting her ...so how do you want us to believe u grandpa.

    thanxs for coming to this boring convention anyway.

    I have a word for you....No way No how No McCain

    September 2, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  13. Mike in PA

    This guy no longer has any credibility. He is irrelevant.

    September 2, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  14. gerri

    He is not a democrat ,nor a Republican,hes not even an American to me.We know what country he represents.

    September 2, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  15. tom jackson

    JOE Lieberman,
    This man is a disgrace to the independents and democrats, He bush channey and mccain should all go bye bye. The country is in the worst shape in history and this clown is campaining for these people. He just after a bigger paying job in the white house. Lieberman get on the camel with the rest.

    September 2, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  16. Charles

    Liberman is a wanderer!

    September 2, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  17. Frank in Pittsburgh

    Oh well I guess he is getting his revenge on the Democrats by putting us all in a deep coma with his monotone. What a turncoat.

    September 2, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  18. Anthony

    They save the best for last though..."Lieberman praises Palin, a woman with whom he disagrees on nearly every social issue in the political arena."

    Wow.. someone has integrity issues as deep as his loyalty ones...

    Turncoat
    Traitor
    Judas
    ...ummm
    I can go on.

    September 2, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  19. AJ in MD

    Wow, what a in depth comment. This just sounds like the angry kid who keeps getting picked last for sports.

    I have an idea, try providing references and a attitude that doesn't scream your political leanings. This is CNN, not the local high school paper.

    September 2, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  20. arlene, CA

    After the election hopefully the Senate will not need his vote, then they can "just let him go" Traitor Joe no friend to the Dems.

    September 2, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  21. Tom in Delaware

    Welcome aboard Joe...Lieberman, that is, you can keep Biden.

    September 2, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  22. lovable liberal

    Joe is a useful idiot for the Republicans. Please let the Democrats not hold 59 seats in the Senate after November.

    September 2, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  23. Jane

    If you think Obama is not qualified, then you cannot possibly believe that Palin is qualified. They argue that she has more executive experience than Obama and Biden. Yes, but she also has more executive experience than McCain.

    Next thing, you'll find them arguing that Palin is more qualified that McCain.

    September 2, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  24. CJ

    So sad to hear him praise Palin , and say Obama is not ready to lead ...And she is ready to be our top EXec if heaven forbid McCain is elected. Obama has so much more for a Presidential Resume' than she does. Who do I want in charge is not a man who makes such a poor choice for his VP.

    September 2, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  25. Jim in CA

    I'm a Democrat who noticed least three contradictions in Lieberman's bizarre speech:

    1). He praised McCain/Palin for their ability to "take on power brokers and special interests." Isn't Lieberman himself one of Washington's biggest "power brokers"?

    2). He praised Pres. Clinton for achieving a balanced budget. Hasn't Pres. Bush left America the largest deficit in history?

    3). He praised Gov. Palin for her leadership qualities. Has Lieberman even met Gov. Palin, and does he know anything about her background and ability?

    September 2, 2008 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
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