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Old 06-10-2007, 10:40 PM
 
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Watching an interview tonight with Joe Lieberman, I always respected Joe as a moderate decent moral guy, although I lost alot of respect for him when he was on the ticket with Gore, (I believe he comprimised himself), I think he is really the person that he was before he ran for veep. Of course my respect for him grew when the democrat party kicked him to the curb for standing for his principles, and he came back and won as an independent! I am curious, there is alot of people on this forum tired of both parties, claiming to be independents, what are your thoughts on a truly independent guy like Lieberman & I could actually see him as a vpotus pick for one of the republicans, What about A McCain / Lieberman ticket?
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Thats like running dumb and bumber! Id like to see the republicans waste their votes on those two.
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Old 06-10-2007, 11:41 PM
 
Location: NC
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I dont consider Joe (I sound like Kermit the frog) Lieberman very independent
He is considered indy only on one issue. The ret of the issues he is very liberal
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Old 06-11-2007, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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Being from Connecticut

This will probably be Joe's last term as a Senator. If he stays 'independent' which of course he is not- or becomes a Republican- he will loose in 2012. Look for congress members John Larson or Rosa DeLauro to run - both hugely popular.Lieberman has stepped on enough toes here with his arrogance and his very unpopular stance regarding the war. Bush has an approval rating here of about 22%. Joe's standing with state Democrats and the leadership is nearly nothing. Most speak of him in the vilest of terms. His approval rating of now under 50% is mostly from republicans. The more Joe speaks these days- the more he isolates himself from state voters.
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Old 06-11-2007, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I dont consider Joe (I sound like Kermit the frog) Lieberman very independent
He is considered indy only on one issue. The ret of the issues he is very liberal
Is his constant warmongering "very liberal" or even centrist? I certainly don't think so. If Reid had any guts and savvy whatsoever, he'd strip Holy Joe of his committee chairs, and let him jump ship to the Republicans instead of putting up with his constant threats. I just can't wait until the '08 elections so his Israel-first ass becomes even more irrelevant.
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Old 06-11-2007, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Being from Connecticut

This will probably be Joe's last term as a Senator. If he stays 'independent' which of course he is not- or becomes a Republican- he will loose in 2012. Look for congress members John Larson or Rosa DeLauro to run - both hugely popular.Lieberman has stepped on enough toes here with his arrogance and his very unpopular stance regarding the war. Bush has an approval rating here of about 22%. Joe's standing with state Democrats and the leadership is nearly nothing. Most speak of him in the vilest of terms. His approval rating of now under 50% is mostly from republicans. The more Joe speaks these days- the more he isolates himself from state voters.
The consultants who ran Lamont's general campaign last year and the people who hired them should find another line of work. That election was there for the taking as long as Lamont kept up the heat. It's a shame he didn't carry that momentum through November.
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Old 06-11-2007, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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The consultants who ran Lamont's general campaign last year and the people who hired them should find another line of work. That election was there for the taking as long as Lamont kept up the heat. It's a shame he didn't carry that momentum through November.
Yes I agree-and the state leaders cowered for the most part to Lieberman, as did many national Democrats.

Yes Reid should strip Lieberman once and for all of his committee chairs. But thus far has showed no courage to stand up to Lieberman.

At this point the more Lieberman speaks- the more he looses any little credibility he had. And becomes a self parody of himself. At this point he seems edging closer and closer to Joseph McCarthy in his rhetoric and personality.

The people of Connecticut made many mistakes in re electing this duplicitous liar to both local, state and national office. And Remains Al Gores biggest mistake- if Lieberman was not on the ticket he may (Gore) have won in 2000.

In most Democratic circles in Connecticut, Lieberman has no standing, and is spoken of in the vilest terms.
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Old 06-11-2007, 05:28 AM
 
Location: In an illegal immigrant free part of the country.
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McCain / Lieberman ticket? Not a chance! Social liberals. Must clean house.
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:02 AM
 
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One can only hope......
I watched them both yesterday on the news shows
and wondered aloud what planet are these two are phoning in
from.
I think thats one ticket the Nadar or the Socialist party candidate
could beat...
Taking everything thats been a horrific disaster for Chimpy McFlitesuit
but make it bigger, dumber and more violent....yeah, fabulous
agenda to run on........

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Old 06-11-2007, 06:31 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I agree that the Democratic Party's treatment of him was deplorable, too much concern for party BS and not enough for the man.

Realistically, in today's system, I don't believe a 3rd party has a real chance at winning the presidency, at bes they can take votes away from the others and influence the election results.
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