April 16th, 2008
09:38 AM ET
13 years ago

Lieberman might address GOP convention

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/01/01/art.liebermainmccain.gi.jpg caption=" Sen Lieberman has traveled with McCain on the campaign trail."]
(CNN) - Sen. Joe Lieberman - the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000 - is willing to address the Republican National Convention if it will help Sen. John McCain win in November, his office confirms to CNN.

In an interview published Tuesday night, the independent Connecticut senator told The Hill newspaper that “If Sen. McCain, who I support so strongly, asked me to do it, if he thinks it will help him, I will.”

Lieberman, who lost his Democratic superdelegate status when he was re-elected to the Senate as an independent, endorsed the Arizona senator earlier this year and has actively campaigned for the presumptive GOP nominee.

McCain has not yet asked Lieberman if he would address the Republican nominating convention in September.


Filed under: Joe Lieberman • John McCain
soundoff (200 Responses)
  1. Jim Shimmer

    Liberman is a traitor...

    A republican in disguise...

    He will never get re-elected in CT every again!

    He sponsors all failed policies like MCSAME anyways

    WHO CARES!

    April 16, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  2. AZM

    Way to go Joe... call it like you see it.

    He maybe the last truley honest person in Washington... Stands by what he believes to be right... like him or not!

    Funny thing is how bad he will be destoyed on this thread... by the same people who voted for him in 2000.... Sick and Sad...

    April 16, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  3. carlo

    Lieberman is a humongous sellout. He's probably the reason Kerry lost. This man is a Republican to the core and hid behind the Democrats when it was something to gain. It makes you wonder who else is in Washington that Democratic voters put in office who are secretly loyal to the Conservative establishment.

    April 16, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  4. Scot C.

    What exactly would Lieberman say at the GOP convention? That I'll be the one standing behind McCain everyday making sure he gets his facts straight. Come on.

    April 16, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  5. aliou FL

    Lieberman: The biggest loser.

    April 16, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  6. Mandi from Maine

    I don't even know who Joe Liberman is anymore. He certainly is not the same man who ran with Al Gore. I guess Lieberman noticed that he was unsuccessful at being a democrat, so he has decided to try the republican point of view. identity crisis much?

    April 16, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  7. truth be told

    You are the definition of a ruthless, opportunistic traitor of a politician....
    To think that you almost were our DEMOCRATIC vice-president only a few years back... SHAME on U!!!

    April 16, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  8. Robert in Albuquerque

    Joe

    you are a sellout and I for one am glad you are no longer part of my party!

    April 16, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  9. sozzi

    Mr. Lieberman, you will not only hurt McCain, you will destroy him. Your vote & opinion is garbage.

    April 16, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  10. aliou FL

    McNoClue/Liebertraitor 08

    April 16, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  11. fielding mellish

    Hey turncoat Joe...please just go join the Repubs and be done with it.

    April 16, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  12. ***AMERICAN***

    ...a decision that cost him his superdelegate vote at the Democratic National Convention, since party rules prohibit it...

    I guess the DNC doesn't believe in Freedom of Speech.

    April 16, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  13. Angus McDugan

    No Country for Old Men.

    Angus in 08!

    April 16, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  14. vince - Phoenix - (forgive me cnn, for I have sinned)

    When he went against the will of the voters in his home state, rand as an independant AFTER HE LOST the primary....

    I wonder how those people who voted for him as an independant feel about him NOW...

    (WAY TO BLINDSIDE YOUR CONSTITUENCY)....

    April 16, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  15. ***AMERICAN***

    Possible VP? Wow, the parties working together. Stop that! It almost makes sense. Politicians putting America before the party. WOOOO.

    April 16, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  16. kentucky

    Endorsements are like auctions, they go to the highest bidder.

    April 16, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  17. dEMABRAT

    Why doesn't he just become a Republican already.

    April 16, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  18. Corrine Days

    Mr. Lieberman, you and McCain both need to just go on, sit down in your rocking chairs and watch the sun rise and set.

    April 16, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  19. ron in CT

    What an egotistical turncoat. Maybe he can do more for the republicans than he has done for us here in the state of Connecticut, as a senator. (He spends little to no time here in the state, learning the needs of our citizens).

    April 16, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  20. Michael in Columbus, Ohio

    I wonder what position in the McCain Administration he is jockeying for, but i guess of you cant be a d emocratic VP, hey what not go to the dark side, the things people do for power. I can see Hillary Clinton crossing over to the republicans next.

    Obama '08

    April 16, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  21. The Dude

    The caption under the picture should read "Zombies!"

    April 16, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  22. Chris from VA

    Zell Miller knew to abandon The Democrats' Sinking Ship, too.

    April 16, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  23. txpoodoo

    It wouldn't be anything new, the Republicans had a Democrat key note speaker in 04' if I remember correctly.

    April 16, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  24. Bob Stephens

    A republican addressing the Republican convention, what is so strange about that?

    April 16, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  25. Joseph Ngoru

    This are two old folks who have nothing to offer America at this time.
    They should be having fun with their grand grand children and leave the country to the likes of Obama who promises change.

    April 16, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
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