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Lieberman to Speak at RNC! How Much Does He Help McCain?

Independent Senator Joe Lieberman will speak at the Republican National Convention, where Lieberman's former rivals will nominate his good friend John McCain for president. And an even juicier rumor is floating around: the real Lieberman surprise might come as a slot on the ticket, not merely as a speaking slot at the convention. John McCain is seriously considering Joe Lieberman as his vice-presidential nominee.

Let's get back the substantiated rumor that Lieberman will speak at the RNC. At first it seems a little odd that a senator who got the Democratic VP nod in 2000, ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004, and still caucuses with the Senate Democrats will speak at the Republican's biggest party. But it's also no secret that some of Lieberman's stances veer to the right. He strongly supports the Iraq war and crossed the aisle to support McCain early on.

A while back more of you thought Lieberman should speak at the RNC than those who thought a speech would be the ultimate betrayal. Now that the speech is happening, how much of an advantage does it give John McCain? As an Orthodox Jew, Lieberman could help McCain in a swing state like Florida. Should McCain go all the way and tap the recovering Democrat as his VP?


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bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
My best friend's paternal side of the family are staunch Republicans. He gets them on a regular basis as well...and they're the only ones that actually believe it.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
My fiance's grandmother passes those things along as if they're's really annoying, considering no one else in the family agrees with them, and we're always the ones who get hit with the things.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
Ugh it's so maddening that people actually BELIEVE some of those forwarded emails! :rant:
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
I usually never even look at anything he sends, but for some unknown reason I opened that one. At least I've learned not to bring up politics with him.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
My boss gets a bunch of those, and since it's my job to check his emails, I end up reading them. :irk:
amybdk amybdk 9 years
maddening, eh?!
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
amy...I know what you mean about the emails. My grandpa (who unfortunately sends every forward he gets) sent something about how Obama took the American flag off of his private plane and then added "how we should sendt this yahoo back to timbucktoo or wherever he came from". The pictures he added with it didn't really help his case seeing as McCain didn't have an American flag on his plane either.
amybdk amybdk 9 years
whoopsie daisies!
amybdk amybdk 9 years
Sometimes I do have "little faith in the american people." Look who won the presidency in 2004! I remember so many negative campaign ads (both sides) and I was really turned off by all things leading up to the election. Of course not all people are influenced by negative campaigning. (ha.... just those who don't listen to / watch / read any type of media! a joke...) However, as I said above, the campaigning had a negative *impact* on me. My sister-in-law still believes crap that's fed to her from chain-emails and commercials -- myths and rumors that have been dispelled many times over. Negative campaign commercials are a norm during election season. Why bother spending such exorbitant amounts of money if they aren't going to influence many people?
blondie01 blondie01 9 years
or goes to show the nation's response to the real obama. You have that little faith in the american people? They aren't all influenced by "negative campaigning"
amybdk amybdk 9 years
Ugh... thanks for the link. Just goes to show that negative campaigning works.
MD-Free MD-Free 9 years
McCain Sings

Get this off my bill!

Joe Lieberman's Joe don't go from the Democratic party
Joe warmongering...
meandtheo meandtheo 9 years
here is the link for the sad:( (for me)
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
Wait - McCain is ahead by 5 points? Where did you hear that? :cheer:
meandtheo meandtheo 9 years
this scares the crap out of me...especially after just reading that McCain is now officially ahead of Obama by 5 points. This is a very smart move by McCain, again, scared...
True-Song True-Song 9 years
This guy drives me nuts. You can have him, GOP!
Shadowcat14 Shadowcat14 9 years
hmmm... if he DOES get the VP slot maybe I will have to look closer at McCain. Liberman's career would be over with the Democrats though. But he is an independent like me! :)
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
That's some chutzpah. Lieberman can wave goodbye to his Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee chairmanship, his place in the party caucus, and God knows how many other committee assignments. I hope speaking at the convention is worth it for him.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
Liebermann has already been so supportive of McCain, though. I would think that whatever impact he had, positive or negitive, would have already happened.
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