Joe Lieberman, Voice Of Sanity
As a Canadian watching and arguing about Bush vs Kerry with others in my own country, I often volunteered that I wouldn’t have been concerned about the consequences of a potential Bush defeat had the Democrats had the good sense to nominate Joe Lieberman.
Fox News Sunday
WALLACE: But isn’t that letting the Democratic Party off the hook? Because there’s nothing you could have done about that. I mean, aren’t there some things that the Democratic Party, lessons it needs to learn from the election, things it needs to do differently?
LIEBERMAN: Well, yes, I mean, I wouldn’t be true to myself if I didn’t say that, when I ran for president, I said, quite clearly, that I thought, to win the election in ’04, we had to have a candidate who would match the president where he’s clearly strong, on security and values, and then go on to win the election where the president’s record has not been as strong, on the economy and health care and education, which matter a lot to the American people.
And we became to many voters – Democrats became to many voters in the country the anti-war party and, of course, the culturally, morally permissive party.
And that’s not where a majority of the American people are, and that’s why they voted the way they did in this election.
WALLACE: All right. One of the first fights that you’re going to face over the future of the party is who will be the new party chairman. The other day, you were asked about one possible candidate, Howard Dean, and you said that he represents some people of one wing of the Democratic Party.
WALLACE: No endorsement.