Is it just me? Or does Lieberman sound like he’s in the wrong political party?
WASHINGTON – Presidential candidate Joe Lieberman warned Monday that his Democratic rivals threaten to send the party “into the political wilderness” with a return to big-government programs and less-than-strong stands on national security.
Lieberman did not name any of his opponents but took a shot at their political stands on a range of issues.
He criticized Missouri Rep. Dick Gephardt’s plan to provide health care for nearly all Americans and his opposition to trade treaties such as the North American Free Trade Agreement.
He assailed those who opposed the U.S.-led war against Iraq—former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, Sen. Bob Graham of Florida, Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley Braun and Al Sharpton.
Lieberman is positioning himself as the foil to Dean, whose campaign has taken off on his criticism of Bush’s tax cuts and the conflict in Iraq. Lieberman said those positions “could really be a ticket to nowhere.”
Well, one way to ensure I don’t vote Democrat in the next election would be to allow Lieberman to win the nomination. I don’t like him any better than G.W. so it’d be replacing one evil with another that’s just as bad in my mind.