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

Lieberman might address GOP convention

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(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. John Elite McCain

    Liebermann is such a self-serving person. I've lost respect for him.

    April 16, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  2. Grog in Ohio

    Heckuva job, Connecticut.

    279 days till the end of the Bush administration.

    April 16, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  3. Tony

    Obviously the republicans either have no memory or they don't learn from experience. Go Lieberman, you backed a looser eight years ago and you are doing the same thing again, even if you jumped ship.

    April 16, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  4. HSD-NYC

    What a picture of Republicans Presidential hopefuls...

    Reminds me of Jack Lemon and Walter Mathau in "Grumpy Old Men"

    Go Republicans! [NOT]

    April 16, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  5. US Citizen

    I am glad to see party lines being blurred
    we need cooperation in todays world and this is a prime example of that

    I personally would love to see people from multiple parties in the whitehouse even.

    Granted i do not like democrats or republicans
    I believe both parties spout out ideas and legislation bad for our nation

    It would just be good to see for once a president AND congress that does what is right for the nation instead of what is right for the party

    April 16, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  6. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    Joey should just go work for AIPAC. Oh, that's right, he already is...

    April 16, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  7. Slick Hilly

    There's your real Judas. Is there really any question why Gore didn't win in 2008? Poor choice of running mate. And perhaps my husband's shenanigans.

    April 16, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  8. Felly

    Lieberman is a loser.

    April 16, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  9. Susan MO

    Blind leading the blind

    April 16, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  10. Susan MO

    McSame behind must be scented, because Liberman sure like to follow it. Losers

    April 16, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  11. Michael Lorton, Virginia

    Bad mistake to let Liberman address the GOP......Liberman is a "political flip-flopper." Anything he would say will meaning, but will be preceived as aligning to the coat tails of McCain for his personal and political advancement.....somewhat like a remora.

    April 16, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  12. MM/FL

    How old is Joe Liebrman?

    April 16, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  13. John


    thank you for seeing the light!!

    It needs courage to do that!

    I am proud of you!!

    April 16, 2008 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  14. left coast sports babe

    Looks like Carville got it wrong on the real Democratic Judas.

    April 16, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  15. Mike

    Always nice to see the hysterical left go ballistic when someone actually realizes that leftist ideology simply doesn't work.

    April 16, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  16. jw, canadian,ok

    Might I suggest Joe to be the next Joker in Batman movie.

    April 16, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  17. scott, lithonia, georgia

    They are wearing the identical clothes.

    April 16, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  18. Demo Craxy

    ohh please, he and hillary and McCain............which club do they belong to???
    they start to look, sound and speak like each other.

    April 16, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  19. Grif

    Did You know, John? Come November, Bruce Springsteen will be voting for you, along with many so called Obama Supporters, this time around..

    April 16, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  20. john

    All we need is a better majority in the Senate and Joe wil be relegated to the minority!

    April 16, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  21. Gary Paykel

    What a hypocrite this man is.
    I think he is despicable, and the Dem's should strip him of all his committee positions. Go to the Republican Party and good riddance.

    April 16, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  22. Dave, NM

    Whatever Lieberman, do whatever. You are irrelevant because the voters will vote for Barack and he will win in the end.

    Obama 08 and 12

    April 16, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  23. Simon Jinx

    Even democrats (well... thinking democrats) understand that anything is better than Obama

    April 16, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  24. Dylan

    Lieberman... you are the true Judas of the Democratic Party.

    April 16, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  25. WIll

    Always wondered why that guy was a Democrat anyway. Always seemed to have more of a conservative stance on most issues. Hope he's happy.

    April 16, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
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