Joe Lieberman Endorses John McCain
Posted by Mike on December 16, 2007
Former Democrat Vice Presidential nominee Joe Lieberman will endorse John McCain for President tomorrow. Under normal circumstances, winning praise from such a prominent Democrat is nothing to brag about, but these are interesting times we’re living in. With the nation at war and most national Democrats actually trying to undermine our efforts, Lieberman’s support for the War on Terror, including its Iraq front, has earned the respect of conservatives.
Under these circumstances, getting the most important issue right can cause people to overlook many disagreements, and there are many. Lieberman is a pro-choice, big government, high taxing liberal. He also happens to realize that the issues he holds dear are meaningless if the nation cannot protect its own security. Conservatives appreciate this. For this reason, McCain’s campaign should get a bump out of this.
Lieberman’s endorsement won’t clinch the nomination for McCain. Endorsements alone can’t do that. It will get him some favorable press coverage though, and it will remind voters of McCain’s greatest strength, his belief in the policy of peace through strength.
I wonder if the MSM will characterize Lieberman’s shift from Al Gore’s ticket in 2000 to John McCain’s campaign in 2008 as “growth”? I won’t hold my breath.