September 2nd, 2008
11:02 PM ET
14 years ago

Schneider: Lieberman's days in Dem caucus drawing to a close

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ST. PAUL (CNN) - Lieberman’s making an anti-partisan speech in front of a deeply partisan audience. Republicans see Lieberman as a way to attract Jewish voters. But polls indicate that Jews solidly prefer Obama, and that Lieberman’s popularity among Jewish voters has diminished. But it makes for an interesting tableau: odd to hear mention of global warming at a Republican convention.

He praised Clinton to a Republican audience – not generally safe thing to do. He’s trying to paint McCain as a more genuine unifier than Obama. The idea of John McCain as a maverick has become an object of heated partisan dispute. Maybe in 2000 it was undisputed. But not this year. And they’re beginning to raise questions about Sarah Palin as a maverick too. Did she really oppose the Bridge to Nowhere?

Lieberman’s days in the Senate Democratic caucus are numbered. The moment Democrats get enough votes to hold a majority without him, he’s gone.

soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Rob

    Joe Lieberman just threw it down!! Wow. I am so fired up!!
    The game is ON, my friends!!

    September 2, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  2. Mike

    kick him out of the party please

    September 2, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  3. Ito

    Lieberman is a loser who has lost his steam. He's fading very fast into political irrelevance.

    September 2, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  4. Becky

    Lieberman stinks! I'm disguisted after listening to his rant.

    September 2, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  5. Karen

    That's the first time I've ever seen a man throw himself under the bus. I agree with the majority comment. The Democrats are going to shun him now until he's gone.

    September 2, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
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