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Should Dems Be Concerned About Lieberman?


Senator Joe Lieberman is a Democrat-turned-Independent who supported Republican John McCain for president. He caused an upset among Democrats during the campaign when he attacked Obama and met with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this week to discuss his role in the Democratic caucus, leaving many to wonder if Dems will capitalize on his bipartisanship or remain bitter about his choice of endorsement.

The senator didn't say exactly what he and Reid talked about after the meeting, but according to CNN said:

"The election is over, and I completely agree with President-elect [Barack] Obama that we must now unite to get our economy going again and to keep the American people safe. That is exactly what I intend to do with my colleagues here in the Senate in support of our new president. And those are the standards I will use in considering the options that I have before me."

Reid is quoted as saying he understands Lieberman has voted with Democrats a majority of the time, but that his comments and actions have raised "serious concerns." Prior to the election, 50 percent of CitizenSugar readers said Lieberman is no longer reputable and would only help McCain's campaign as much as he helped Gore. What do you think now — should Lieberman ask the Dems for forgiveness, and perhaps give up his powerful positions, or should he accept the Republican's offer to join their ranks?

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