By Rick Manning
Speculation is running rampant on Capitol Hill that Connecticut
Senator, McCain for President supporter, Joe Lieberman could be the
tie-breaking vote on who is in control of the Senate if the Senate ends
up with a 50-50 split after November 2nd.
The highly respected congressional newspaper, The Hill, even goes so far as to have a front page headline heralding Lieberman as a likely “Kingmaker.”
While the author of the story, J.T. Rushing has proven to be a reliable
reporter on Senate issues in the past, he is missing the boat by a wide
mile on this story.
Lieberman will not become a Republican, and he will not conference with the Republicans to make a majority.
Remember that Lieberman was defeated in the Democratic Party primary
in 2006, and won his seat through an Independent bid, where he cobbled
together Democrat, Independent and Republican supporters to defeat the
D.C. Democratic establishment that threw in behind his opponent. Then
Lieberman essentially rejoined these very same Democratic colleagues in
In 2008, Lieberman joined John McCain on the campaign trail in his
failed presidential bid, and after the election, he once again fell
into the arms of Harry Reid.
Joe Lieberman is the ultimate tease — he shows a little leg, but never delivers for Republicans.
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