The day before it was written, I wrote this post, where I asked that very question a couple times.
Why not run a ticket with McCain/Lieberman, talk about a purely bipartisan administration... that would, indeed, send Hillary and most all of the other Democrats running for the hills, screaming and tearing their hair out as well as quite a few Republicans joining them.
I still say McCain/Lieberman on a ticket in 2008 could really shake up the political world as we know it now.
I am not particularly fond of McCain, but I do not dislike him either, I disagree with quite a bit of what I hear him say, but have a great respect for him nonetheless and if we are going to shake up the system, one that undoubtedly is not working, that unlikely pair, might just do it.
Read the full post that I wrote called "Jolting Joe Worries the Dems".
From the MSNBC article:
Will McCain, now a leading contender for the 2008 GOP nomination, borrow Kerry’s idea and offer the vice presidency to Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut’s self-styled “independent Democrat”?
The McCain-Lieberman duo showed a warm camaraderie Friday during their joint appearance at the American Enterprise Institute, an event where they both called for a substantial increase in the number of U.S. troops in Iraq in order to impose order, stop ethnic cleansing, and give the Maliki government a chance to succeed.
Lieberman lavished praise on his Arizona ally. Alluding to his own re-election victory in Connecticut over anti-war candidate Ned Lamont, Lieberman said, “I just finished an election campaign. If rumors are correct, he may be starting one. And he’s not taking the easy way out here.”
McCain, he said, “is doing what he sincerely believes is best for the national security and safety of our country… John’s taking a gutsy position.”
There’s an affinity of personnel, as well as of ideology, between the Arizona Republican and the Connecticut Democrat: McCain’s spokesman in 2004, Marshall Wittmann, now works as Lieberman’s spokesman.
Read the rest here.
Two men that both have the courage to stand behind what they believe instead of playing the completely political game of changing what they "firmly" believe when the "polls" tell them to.
In reality, if they did join forces and ran a McCain/Lieberman ticket in 2008, there is a good chance that these two could win. They would tap into both bases, Republicans and Democratic. They both have very staunch supporters and frankly we could use a couple of gunslingers that have principles and honor and the courage to stand firm.
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Charges against Saddam dropped from Right Truth...