January 1st, 2008
02:00 PM ET
12 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. Adam Smith

    BIG NEWS!!!! two k street corporatists hit the campaign trail. Just remember voters corporate success is the only measure of a societies worth.

    January 1, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  2. Surrealist, Fort Myers, Fl

    When you look at the problems we're having in the middle east–it almost looks like our biggest enemy in the middle east is supposedly our ally.

    Everytime we get just a little close to some agreement--the Israeli's decide the day before that it is a "great" time for a "premptive strike". All talks, naturally, are placed on the back burner.

    If anybody believes the Israeli's want peace with Palestine–they are sorely ignorant fools.

    The Israelis will not stop until Palestine no longer exists–and the entire region is a Hebrew nation. Please...show me any evidence of anything else?

    They will never concede–and will always create a problem–or execute an attack just prior to any real negotiations–to stall any efforts made by the U.S. to try to intervene.

    They are smurking at us...and Palestine.

    We are such dunderheads. The current lead attack dog is Lieberman...and it's getting tougher. So much so that he had to switch parties to find a potentially electable lacky to continue the legacy of deceit and lies.

    January 1, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  3. Patty D.

    I am digusted by Lieberman! He is no longer a Democrat. He is another neocon whose policies are just like Bushs and and their right-wing supporters.

    January 1, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  4. Phil Memphis, TN

    ...and with this announcement, we hereby bury John McCain's presiodential ambitions once and for all.

    January 1, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  5. Jim in Orlando, FL

    Well said Heather. Joe is anything but a lock-step lemming, and we need more independent thinkers. Joe has character and values, while the likes of Hillary and Gore and others sell their souls daily to the highest bidder.

    January 1, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  6. PW Va

    The blind leading the blind.

    January 1, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  7. Linette, Lexington MA

    Lead the nation forward? Forward to what? More war in the Middle East? By all means Americans, if you want more war, choose McCain because he'll assuredly give it to you. Maybe he'd even bring you a victory or two, but at what cost? We don't need a warrior president. We need a president who can bring the nation back as an economic, not a military, superpower. Romney is the person most qualified to lead the nation in an economic turnaround it badly needs.

    January 1, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  8. Anne K.

    To Joe Lieberman, the closet NeoCon Republican:

    I hope the good people of Connecticut will try to RECALL you for lying to get Democrats and Independents to vote for you.

    I don't know the requirements for a recall, but I surely would sign a petition with great pleasure. Otherwise, I guess we have to wait until the next election to throw your behind out of the senate.

    You and the bombardier McCain make a scary pair.

    January 1, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  9. Gobama, NY, NY

    "Lieberman to hit the trail"

    "Hit the trail" to find lost John McCain? LOL

    Those two curmudgeon, warmongering fossils deserve each other.

    January 1, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  10. Dew

    I think it is an intelligent thinker who can think for themselves without being tied to a party. I have been registered in one party for years, and I think choosing a person to represent our states and countries based on party is ludicrous. I think Lieberman is setting a wonderful example, and I've been thinking of changing my status to an independent voter for the past couple of years. I wish all of the candidates from each party the best, and may the best man or woman win! No party earns my vote, but an individual person will.

    January 1, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  11. Claude, Calgary

    Wow that picture tells it all. These guys need to do my crossword puzzles or play siduko. If they had any sense they would retire and play a support role for new and fresh canidates.

    January 1, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  12. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Poor old Joe's come a long way from the VP nomination to his current antics for the enemy. He will be gone sooner than most of us. He's more harmless than most rabid Repellicans.

    January 1, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  13. Hassan

    Joe Lieberman is the most patriotic member of Knesset.

    January 1, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  14. Donald, Butte, MT

    Another fine example of power hungry politicians. The Democrats rejected him as their standard-bearer, so he bolts the party to run as an Independent and whins when the Democrats and party leadership doesn't support his candidacy.
    As a result, he wins and blackmails the Democratic leadership into granting him key committee chairmanships while he continues to back Bush and his cronies.

    Let him officially change parties and become a card carrying Republican. Maybe enough Democrats will be elected in Nov 2009 where he can be stripped of his committees and relegated to the minority where he belongs!!!

    His endorsement of McCain is fruitless. McCain has had his time at the Presidency and has been repudiated. I'm sick and tired of hearing about his POW status 30+ years ago!! Enough is enough!! He's been in the Senate all these years and been a constant supported of Bush and his offenses againest this country. He needs to go back to the Senate, do his job, or retire back to
    Arizona. Quite wasting people's monies.

    January 1, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  15. Jacque Bauer, Los Angeles, CA

    Poor Joe is trying to remain vital, and also secure himself a key position in an administration. He knows that this will never be with a Democrat president, because they are all loony tunes.

    Unfortunately, he has chosen poorly and has saddled himself with Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy McCain. I will grant him, though, that this was his only (albeit impossibly thin) chance.

    Nevertheless, Joe should now go ahead and become a Republican. He's not a bad person – just in a bad party.

    January 1, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  16. Maria Kant

    You guys got to understand that Mc Cain is Joe's only hope for his future.

    He knows full well that he will loose his seniority, the chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee, and, of course, get kicked out of the democratic party comes next elections after the party wins an overwhelming majority in congress.

    Joe understand that he can either spend the rest of his years in the senate as a lame duck senator or pray to God that his buddy Mc Cain gets elected, in which case, he would probably get a cabinet position ( Defense Secretary, or SCOTUS for example) and thus guaranteeing eight years of relevancy in American politics.

    Bottom line is Joe as always is out looking for his interests and not those of the American people.

    January 1, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  17. Robert New York City & Miami, Florida

    Ohhhh geez the Old Fart Twins again!

    January 1, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  18. Donald, Butte, MT

    Liberman seems to enjoy wearing his RED sweater and tie.

    Is this a subtle way of him showing his true colors - As a REPUBLICAN?????

    January 1, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  19. Les

    LIEberman is a Republican pretending to be a democrat, when he lost against another democrat during primary, he became independent. His true color is finally out, he is a REPUBLICAN. Gore made a mistake choosing him as running mate in 2000.

    January 1, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  20. EB Rideout, Georgia

    I hope the voters of Connecticut are happy with this buffoon.

    He is all for JOE and doesn't care who he steps on along the way.

    January 1, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  21. Duncan, Richmond, VA

    If Ron Paul was not running, then I would have considered voting for John McCain had he not wimpered at Bush's ankles for the last 8 years. Today, I could not vote for him because of his strong support of Bush.

    As for Lieberman, the least said about him, the better.

    January 1, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  22. Zac

    John and Joe have been pals since the rest of us were in diapers. This is really no big surprise.

    January 1, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  23. Steve

    "Joe Lieberman will not help to John McCain"

    Take a look at the New Hampshire polls, before and after the Lieberman endorsment, then get back to me.

    January 1, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  24. ED winter park fl

    I think we should send Independent senator?? lieberman and gop senator?? maccain to pakistan as investigators in the death of the woman prime minister that was just assasinated . the job discription should be orders to remain in pakistan until they absolutely come up with how she died. they should not be relieved until ,without a doubt they solve the problem and who did it. That should keep them busy and/or QUIET, for a long long looong time AMEN!!!!!!!

    January 1, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  25. Hawk,Texas


    January 1, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
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