Choice for the GOP

Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), the former Democratic Vice Presidential candidate with Al Gore and ardent John McCain supporter, is considering a move to the GOP. According to this story from Politico, Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has approached Lieberman and discussions have taken place.

Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D-NV), is apparently upset at Lieberman’s support for McCain which was cemented with his speech at the Republican National Convention in September. Lieberman, who has served in the Senate since 1989, had to run as an independent in 2006 after losing in the Democratic primary. He has continued to caucus and align himself in the Senate with the Democrats.

This will be an interesting story to watch and will be a key decision point for me personally. I know that most of this is inside politics within the Senate, but if the GOP accepts Lieberman to their caucus it will send a clear sign to me that they have no interest in reshaping the platorm. Lieberman will be embraced by the neo-con wing of the GOP. He will not be embraced by me and may well cement my choice to officially join the Libertarian Party.

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