The Chronicle Covers The Conventions

Hofstra’s student newspaper covers the national conventions.

Joe Lieberman: I May Be A Democrat, But Not For Long

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ST. PAUL, Minn.–Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.), the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee, delivered a bipartisan message on behalf of his friend, Republican candidate John McCain, but he did not resist delighting in negative attacks on Democratic nominee Barack Obama.

“I’m here to support John McCain because country matters more than party,” Lieberman said.

He emphasized McCain’s maverick streak: “If John McCain was just another go-along partisan politician, he never would have taken on corrupt Republican lobbyists, or big corporations that were cheating the American people, or powerful colleagues in Congress who were wasting taxpayer money. But he did”

Then the meat. After praising Barack Obama’s speaking ability, he added “eloquence is no substitute for a record.

“In the Senate he has not reached across party lines to get anything significant done, nor has he been willing to take on powerful interest groups in the Democratic Party,” Lieberman said.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was not happy with Lieberman’s speech.

–Samuel Rubenfeld

Written by chroniclenews

September 3, 2008 at 3:26 am

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