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. Joe Ossai, Bedford, NH

    Joe Lieberman is a complete Joke, I feel sorry for the people of CT. What a waste of space

    January 1, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  2. NICO, Plano TX


    January 1, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  3. ne,pa.-Independent

    Lieberman is looking out for Israel and McCain thrives on war.
    Perfect match!

    January 1, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  4. John William


    NO one really knows what will happen.......But, why should only journalists speculate? I think its a solid & viable ticket: with McCain's resurgence, there is a shot that such a scenario could play out. If McCain is not the Nominee, I would not be surprised if a women VP is part of the Republican ticket. That would more likely play out if Romney wins the nomination (could you see anyone in the republican top tier on a Romney ticket? And would any of the second tier Republican Presidential candidates generate the media boom needed for him to win ? ....Exactly.. ...)

    January 1, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  5. Patrick

    Larry Buchas, you can't have it both ways. If you want the Iraqi people to return home (like they are starting to do) and to not live in fear at work or at the markets then you have to have our troops there to make the country secure. If we live before the country is on solid ground you are going to have even more violence like there was before the surge. If you care about the Iraqi people then you should be supporting our actions there to secure that country.

    January 1, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  6. FV, Tampa, FL

    and the caption for that photo should read.....


    January 1, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  7. Ajay Jain, Garland, TX

    Liberman should relinquish his Senate Commitee chair and his Senate seat won as an Independent. Now that he has shown his true colors as a Bush lover and Republican.

    Go Hillary44 08! http://hillaryis44.org/

    January 1, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  8. Arrthur Elmer

    I do not know why Lieberman even tries to masquerade as an independent. He should either join the republican party or go and live in Israel. He is backing Bush or voting to give more to Israel or not insisting they quit building in Palestinian territory.
    He has the idea we have adopted Israel and should support them from the cradle to the grave and then pay to buy them.

    January 1, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  9. John William

    Just to entertain the above idea, it is quite obvious that NC senator Elizabeth Dole (who previously sought the presidency and was in the republican shortlist for VP on 2000 prior to Dick Cheney filling the positon himself as Bush's running mate) would be among the strongest VP choices..........

    January 1, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  10. John Halverson DC

    are they on their way to a rest home?

    January 1, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  11. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    What makes Lieberman think he is really a Democrat? I think that he should, as someone else mentioned, be a Republican. It makes sense given that most of his postions are fairly close to the Republicans. I thought that I like Lieberman, but I think that has changed over the years.

    January 1, 2008 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  12. Seam, Philly, Pa

    are they on their way to a rest home?

    – I hope so! LOL.

    Two old fools joining forces. What a joke these senior citizens are.

    January 1, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  13. jms Dyer, Tn

    That is great to see two old has beens leaning on each other.I will be glad to see both of them fade away with George.

    January 1, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  14. Mike

    Finally: two honest and trusted politicians.

    January 1, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  15. Rob

    See 'The Caine Mutiny' John is still looking for the strawberry ice cream.

    January 1, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  16. Jon

    This endorsement is like getting one from "NOW". For every 2 votes it brings, you lose 5! Deep down Mr. McCain is a truly decent man, but by the time anyone gets the Republican nomination, he will have cowtowed to the simplistic, discredited, hateful and greedy, i.e., the Republican coalition!

    January 1, 2008 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  17. Lance in Monrovia

    Joe Lieberman is a traitor to his party and his ideals. All I can say is that maybe it was a good thing he wasn't vice president.

    January 1, 2008 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  18. cecil

    I'm tired of both the Democrat and Republican political parties ... Time for them to go...

    January 2, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  19. Bob Lipsett Sr. North Attleboro, MA. 02760

    Even though most Republicans hate Bill Clinton as do others. What does it say about a man who will stand up in the Senate and villify this man for a morality lost venture, BTW America knew full well by Ken Star, Mitch McConnel and Dan Burton what they were voting for in '92, but then then at the two days before the mid-term election at the Democratic fund raiser in Ct. "GOOD OLE JOE" made a fool out of himself by trying to drape hisself all over Clinton and couldn't stop having his picture taken with this so called dispicable man that can go anywhere in the world and be treated as a hero. What I enjoyed about that night is Ct primary rally was the fact that Clinton broke free of JOES grasp and walked over to Chris Dodd and with a big hug said "Chris I couldn't have done all this without your help, while JOE was shoving the cameraman to get between Sen. Dodd and Clinton. It was as though Clinton was flicking a fly off his arm LOVE IT!!!!!

    Then Joe went to work on his money pals and bought his seat in the Senate. In CT. money talks and you know the rest, but only in Ct does this crap also get you elected. I wonder if Joe spent any of his own money to be elected or did the big bosses of Industry put him back in so the money could keep rolling into the Military Industrial Complex and to one of the riches states in America. Joe won't be satified until ISRAEL own all of the Middle East.

    January 2, 2008 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  20. mark Lovett

    With a political traitor like Joe Lieberman on the ticket its no wonder Gore lost The Presidency in 2000.

    January 2, 2008 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  21. Brian

    Reading all this BS from these scorned voters complaining about the political label we put on Lieberman is lowering my IQ. I have never read so much whining in the comments section of an article! It is so reassuring to know that people will vote for the next President as a punishment for someone becoming an Independent, not that any voter like that would ever consider voting for anyone without the right label.

    But my favorite is all the whiners saying that Liberman is with McCain only for the glory. It couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact that they're friends, share many of the same poilical views, and have drafted legislation together!

    January 2, 2008 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  22. kyu

    John Halverson DC, I think so. They need rest. Joe is a jerk, I hope CT citizen do something for Joe, I don't want hear his voice any more.

    January 2, 2008 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  23. Analyst/Southwest

    If not for Lieberman...

    Al Gore, 2000.

    January 2, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  24. Leon Ubly Michigan

    McCain-Lieberman or Lieberman-McCain either way . Two great Americans for 08

    January 2, 2008 03:06 am at 3:06 am |
  25. Sam IA

    Tobey. The Florida recounts where stopped by the Supreme Court. Turn off rush and turn on your mind. As for Lieberman. He has always danced with the republicans . He just won't make the switch. He is in the catbird seat with the ability to tie the senate and hand the agenda to the republicans if he switches. That's Joe for you.

    January 2, 2008 05:09 am at 5:09 am |
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