Sen. Joe Lieberman, (i-Connecticut) lit up the crowd, according to the crowd, at the Xcel Energy Center last night. A rootin’ tootin’ former Democrat was the GOP’s best pal during his speech on Tuesday evening because he’s for their guy.
“Lieberman makes the case to Hillary Democrats…and plain old Democrats..vote for the man not the party,” tweeted Michigan party boss Saul Anuzis.
So why isn’t the guy John McCain wanted as his running mate on the ticket?
Because, according to Charlie Cook (who has more contacts on the inside than just about anybody), Republicans don’t like the guy.
“From the folks I talked to, Sen. McCain wanted desperately to pick Sen. Lieberman but then too many party leaders said ‘at best, you’ll have a walkout, at worst they’ll burn the building down if you pick Lieberman.’ He was so committed to making a pick that would shake things up that if you can’t pick Lieberman or Tom Ridge, Gov. Palin was the next choice.”
Angered that he couldn’t choose his own running mate, according to Cook, McCain
Lieberman “gave the (party) establishment the finger instead.”