U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an independent who supports Democrats in Congress despite his backing of the Iraq war, said on Thursday he was not ruling out endorsing a Republican in the White House race.
…Lieberman, 65, described the 2008 presidential race as the most important election of his adult life.
“There’s a lot on the line both in terms of the terrorist threat that we face but also all the things here at home that seem broken: our health-care system, our education system, the environmental problems we have,” he said.
None of which any of the Republican candidates are even pretending they’ll fix in a way that ought to appeal to even an “independent-minded” Democrat, or whatever Lieberman fancies himself these days. Under other circumstances, I might admire a Senator of either party who was willing to publicly challenge his/her party’s line, but the differences between the Dems and the GOP are so vast at this moment in time on so many different issues, that it’s patent foolishness to pretend that there’s a possibility the nuances of their national platforms could swing you one way or another, unless you’re essentially a single issue voter. Which says everything that needs to be said about Lieberman.