Could Joe Lieberman End Up Stumping for Charlie Crist?
That Joe Lieberman, what's his deal lately? The former Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate lost the Democratic primary for his Connecticut Senate seat in 2006, only to win the general election. Since then he's been a bit of a loose flyer, and ended up campaigning for Republican John McCain in the Presidental election (infact, Lieberman was on board the Straight Talk Express when it got into a fender bender a few blocks from our offices), Sen. Susan Collins and Rep. Pete King in 2008.
"I probably will support some Republican candidates for Congress or Senate in the election in 2010. I'm going to call them as I see them," Lieberman said in an ABC News "Subway Series" interview aboard the U.S. Capitol Subway System...
"There's a hard core of partisan, passionate, hardcore Republicans," Lieberman said. "There's a hard core of partisan Democrats on the other side. And in between is the larger group, which is people who really want to see the right thing done, or want something good done for this country and them -- and that means, sometimes, the better choice is somebody who's not a Democrat."
It's hard to think of someone who might fit the mold fold for a possible Lieberman backed GOP candidate better than Gov. Charlie Crist in his run for Senate. The two men got to know each other while campaigning for McCain across Florida, and Crist is currently in a primary battle with "partisan, passionate, hardcore" Republican Marco Rubio. Lieberman can probably sympathize with Crist's perdicament.
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