December 17th, 2007
10:45 AM ET
13 years ago

DLC 'very saddened' with Lieberman

Watch Lieberman endorse McCain Monday morning.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The founder of the centrist Democratic Leadership Council released a statement Monday expressing his disappointment with Joe Lieberman’s decision to endorse Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

The Connecticut senator chaired the DLC for several years in the 90s.

“I am very saddened by Senator Lieberman’s choice, and profoundly disagree with it,” wrote Al From. “We need to elect a Democratic president in 2008.”

The DLC had come to Lieberman’s defense in 2006, when the senator faced a successful primary challenge from anti-war candidate Ned Lamont. In an op-ed, policy director Ed Kilgore described Lieberman’s opponents as "fundamentalist" liberals bent on a "purge" of the former Democratic vice presidential candidate because of his bi-partisan views.

Earlier: Lieberman officially backs McCain 

- CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand


Filed under: John McCain • New Hampshire
soundoff (105 Responses)
  1. Kat, PA

    “I am very saddened by Senator Lieberman’s choice, and profoundly disagree with it,” wrote Al From. “We need to elect a Democratic president in 2008.”

    Here is my problem with politics today. Why aren't we electing the best person for the job? Am I the only one not blindly voting based on my party? Am I the only one that will actually look at both sides and decide based upon who I think is the right person? I give Lieberman credit for doing this. We need more politicians that will stand up for their beliefs over their party affiliations.

    December 18, 2007 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  2. scott brookdale ca

    Lieberman is only interested in his Israeli lobby and the war mongering against the Islamic world (I am not Muslim)
    Thus his choice of a militarist candidiate. It is abundantly clear now.

    December 18, 2007 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  3. Sean, Reno NV

    Who cares who Lieberman endorses??

    He is irrelevant.

    December 18, 2007 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  4. lianette

    For Leiberman, he will do everything he can that fits his best interest. He can be democrat (to bad he can be anymore a democrat), he will be a Republican as long as it is for his best interest. Well, the democrats saw his true color. They know he cannot be trusted. Well bad for McCain also. What's your next move, Leiberman? You have not been a loyal democrat, you can be as not loyal to anyone. Good luck!

    December 18, 2007 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  5. JD, Syracuse, NY

    In a big tree, there are bound to be some rotten leaves.

    December 18, 2007 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
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