Lieberman Rules Out Running With McCain
Joe Lieberman says he won’t run as John McCain’s vice president.
Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent who nearly won the vice presidency as a Democrat in 2000, says there’s no way he’ll be Republican Sen. John McCain’s running mate should McCain become the party’s presidential nominee.
“No, I’d tell him, ‘Thanks, John, I’ve been there, I’ve done that. You can find much better,'” Lieberman told The Associated Press during an interview Tuesday in his Senate office. “I’m not seeking anything else.”
The Connecticut senator said he was unequivocally ruling out sharing the GOP ticket with McCain.
One can understand not wanting to go down that road again and McCain would do better to shore up his conservative credentials with a younger, solidly Republican figure, preferably one with executive experience. Still, the pairing of Every Republican’s Favorite Democrat with Every Democrat’s Favorite Republican would be intriguing.