Thursday, November 6, 2008

"You, Alright?! I Learned by Watching You!"

The criticism being leveled against Senator Lieberman for his endorsement and support of his close friend, Senator John McCain reminds me of this public service announcement from the 1980s.

When Senator Lieberman announced that he was running for the Presidency in 2004, his former running mate, Al Gore, not only did not support him but instead endorsed his opponent, Howard Dean, saying “This is about all of us and all of us need to get behind the strongest candidate [Dean].” Of course when Senator Lieberman endorses John McCain rather than his party’s nominee he is threatened to be stripped of his Chairmanship positions. Double standard, anyone?

3 comments:

John SFL said...

Gore endorsed a Democrat (Dean), not Bush.It's one thing to endorse someone else within the same party. It's altogether different to endorse a Republican candidate, speak at the RNC and campaign with Sarah Palin. This is in addition to some of the loathsome things he said in service to McCain.

Joe Must Go!

freelunch said...

No, it's not a double standard. Gore thought that a different Dem was preferable to Joe.

Joe, since then has shown that he is not a Democrat: he refused to accept the decision of his party in the 2006 primary and he refused to support the presidential candidate of his party in 2008. He is no Democrat. If he wants to be in the caucus, fine, but he certainly deserves to have no chairmanships.

Let Joe Stay said...

"Joe, since then has shown that he is not a Democrat: he refused to accept the decision of his party in the 2006 primary." Freelunch.

Of course he accepted the decision of the 2006 primary. Ned Lemont defeated him and was the Democratic Party’s candidate. It seems that you are unwilling to accept the decision of the 2006 general election.