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)

    Lieberman, the only lib that came to his senses and got out of the lib numb state of mind they have.

    April 16, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |



    WHY? WHY? WHY?


    April 16, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  3. Ron

    Leiberman = israeli Lobby interests

    April 16, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  4. James

    Why don't they help the USA, by impeaching Joe? He is definitely not good for the USA.

    April 16, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  5. Newman

    Joe's not exactly an influential speaker in the GOP. Seems to me he is more of a lap dog. I think McCain can do better than him. Why not pick Jeb Bush to speak at the convention?

    April 16, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  6. Mary - Wisconsin


    You should be honest and change your party affiliation. You are now a Republican. Good luck getting elected in 2012! I hope the good citizens of CT throw you out!

    April 16, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  7. Jerry

    Daffy Duck , Donald Duck, Rubber Duck, Joe Lieberman all in the
    same breath, sorry to the first three.


    April 16, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  8. Joyce in Florida

    You go ahead Lieberman. This will definitely make voters change their mind and vote DEMOCRATIC. You are a despicable man. You speaking will only hurt the McCain campaign. GO HILLARY 08!!!!!!!!!!

    April 16, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  9. Farren Ballanst

    Joe Lieberman dragged down Al Gore in 2000. Maybe he can do John McCain the same service in 2008.

    April 16, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  10. Jack Walden

    Shame on the state of Connecticut who elected this power hungry turncoat to the senate. Both he and Hillary are the chips of the same block.

    April 16, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  11. No McCain

    Lieberman is a good example how bad some democrats can be and Obama is a good example how a democrat can capture the hearts and minds of the nation – simple a strong shoulder the nation can cry on in bad days.

    April 16, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  12. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    Lieberman is irrelevant. What was Al Gore thinking in 2000?

    April 16, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  13. jimmy vekmen

    Democrat-Independent-Republican Joe Lieberman the tripartite
    politician. to address which convention?

    April 16, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  14. No McCain

    Lieberman is absolutly irrelevant for the American people. He supports the politics he wanted the American people to oppose as he was Al-Gore's running mate against G.W. Bush. Simply a dishonest untrustable evil person.

    April 16, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  15. Concerned Voter

    McCain should stay far away from him.

    April 16, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  16. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    I now know what G.O.P. stands for – Grumpy Old Pharts!!

    April 16, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  17. Marilyn

    Joe, you can only help McCain by staying far away from him.

    If Obama is the Democratic nominee there are many of us who will vote for McCain, but NOT if you are on the ticket.

    April 16, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  18. Independent

    He`ll be McBush`s VP--– just wait and see.

    April 16, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  19. Alex H

    Lieberman, you've got every right to do what you believe is best and I applaud your decision to back the person you believe is best for the country but here's what I don't like... go be an independent. Don't use the democrats or the republicans or any party as a crutch to get you elected. If you don't agree with the democrats, don't be one. If you do, stick with them and only them. Same thing if you want to be with republicans, you want to stick with them, be one. If you can't decide, be an independent and stop lying to your own voters about your party affiliation.

    April 16, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  20. Sal in Phoenix

    I can't imagine Lieberman will be re-elected to the Senate in his state..I'm sure his constituents are very unhappy with him right about now..I wonder what McCain has promised him.

    April 16, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  21. Chris, Denver CO

    Well, of course Joe has to be at the convention. He will need to be whispering corrections into McCain's ear during his speech.

    April 16, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  22. Retired Professional w/woman for obama

    Lieberman likes the "elitists" Republicans because he gets
    free taxpayer paid trips around the world, which McCain likes
    to call "the Middle East Trip," when, really the core reason of the
    trip was to have a fundraiser in London!!!!! They only threw in
    Iraq when people started complaining. I call it, "The Cronie Trip."

    April 16, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  23. Retired Professional w/woman for obama

    Boy! do they look white?????????!!!!!!

    April 16, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  24. NYC Native

    To Simon Jinx: Maybe they print all there are.

    April 16, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  25. sportsguydave

    Of course ... makes sense .... he has to be there anyway to whisper in McLame's ear when he forgets his speech or the teleprompter goes on the blink ...

    April 16, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
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