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. IN voter

    It's time for these two to find a nice cabin on a nice lake and spend lots of time fishing. Their minds need the R&R.

    April 16, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  2. SPQR753

    When is the Democratic Party deciding to kick out Sen Lieberman?

    April 16, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  3. Dan

    Lieberman has been wrong on every foreign policy decision of the past 8 years. The man is an idiot and needs to be voted out of office.

    Buh bye.

    April 16, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  4. Retired Professional w/woman for obama

    Lieberman joined the Rep. Party because of the "perks"! Lots
    of "Perks"

    April 16, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  5. Jim in FL

    Way to go Joe. Nice to see someone with a backbone !

    April 16, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  6. Zeka-jones - Ontario,Canada

    Who's going to correct Joe Liebrman when he errors? this is pathetic

    April 16, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  7. Sharon Minnesota

    I don't think this will help McCain.

    April 16, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  8. Stephanie, NH

    John McCain said that he didn't know Barack. Well let me introduce the two of them.

    Hi Goliath, meet David.

    Obama 08

    April 16, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  9. Weiss

    CNN is wrong, he didnt have superdelegate status because he is a Independent in the Senate, he did not run as democrat in 2006.

    Good for him, McCain will not gain any points by using him.

    April 16, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  10. FLIP FLOPPER

    Runs as a dem years back now talk of GOP speaker at convention That will for sure be a nail in his political coffin .... Talk about flip flops! And to think I voted for the guy....I'm so sorry!

    April 16, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  11. Val

    You go Senator Lieberman!

    This is what it means "to unite" the country, Obamaniacs, but you wouldn't understand it because you are so fixated on your empty suit that you've become blind to reality. Everything in pink colors for you, I know, because reality sometimes hurts.

    McCain – Our Next President!

    April 16, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  12. Bosnian Sniper

    Well this should certainly help the GOP overcome its growing reputation as geriatric and out of touch?

    April 16, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  13. Tom , Flagstaff, AZ

    His treachery is now complete.

    April 16, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  14. Daniel from Kansas

    Lieberman is a washed out has-been and see's the Crooked Talk Express as his last chance.

    April 16, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  15. Joseph

    Another Democrat turned pscyho Zel Miller. Just what we need!

    April 16, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  16. Simon Jinx

    I am still wondering why it hurts CNN so much to show anti-Obama comments. To me it smells like censorship.

    April 16, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  17. FEDUP

    Same people are allowed to post two, three times. What's up with that? You know the names, check it out.

    April 16, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  18. cherish

    Lieberman is a turncoat – no one respects what he has to say.

    April 16, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  19. Tom in Oregon

    Lieberman is a joke.

    April 16, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  20. JackNC

    Lieberman who?

    April 16, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  21. gina

    OBAMA, TELL PEOPLE ABOUT WILLIAM AIRE!!!!!!! CNN , PLEASE TALK ABOUT THIS PERSON WHO IS FRIENDS WITH OBAMA, THIS TERRORIST! PLEASE LET PEOPLE KNOW OR YOU WILL HAVE TO LET FOX NEWS TAKE CARE OF IT AS USUAL???

    April 16, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  22. Liz, Buffalo NY

    You know I agree that Leiberman is a traitor and a scumbag! I hope Democrats and Independants alike wake up in CT, and he looses his re-election.
    Sure there's free speech, but just sitch your party, and call yourself what you are-a Republican; but he won't do that because then everyone would see what a liar he is. What are his positions on the issues that matter??? More of the same.
    He is rediculous.And who cares? I never watch the Rebublican convention anyway.
    Go Barak Obama!!!

    April 16, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  23. Arkansas Undertaker

    Lieberman is as about important as Zel Miller. Zel is an idiot and so is Lieberman!

    Thank God this man didnt become Vice-President.

    April 16, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  24. Roy

    No country for old men !! Time for a change folks, turn the page and lets move one. Forget the division tactics of the Greed over Principle (GOP) party and lets vote our pocket books and not the issues they want to give us. The country gone to H#$@ for us working folks....

    April 16, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  25. Russ - OH

    It is amazing how many Americans treat politics like a sporting event. The Republicans blame the Democrats, The Democrats blame the Republicans and the public buys into the deceit. I am hopeful that soon, my country will realize that neither party is committed to improving our country. I personally do not care if Liberman speaks at the GOP convention, no more than if Bush addressed the Democratic Convention, it is what is being said and done that is important, not who relays the message. We Americans better wake up and look at the big picture.

    April 16, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
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