Skip to comments.Bill Clinton to campaign for Lieberman in Waterbury
Posted on 07/20/2006 9:45:30 PM PDT by demlosers
U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman is rolling out the big gun in his increasingly close primary battle with Greenwich Democrat Ned Lamont.
Former President Bill Clinton is slated to campaign on behalf of the three-term incumbent Monday in Waterbury, Lieberman's campaign spokeswoman said today.
We are thrilled to have President Clinton come to the state to campaign for Senator Lieberman," the spokeswoman, Marion Steinfels, said. "It is not only a big day for our campaign, but it is a big day for Waterbury and Connecticut."
Steinfels said Clinton was expected to speak in the late afternoon, but added that plans for the event are still being made.
Clinton and Lieberman have known each other since Clinton worked on Lieberman's first campaign for state Senate in 1970, when Clinton attended Yale University in New Haven, she said.
She also noted that Lieberman was the first senator from outside of the South to endorse Clinton in his 1992 presidential campaign.
Lieberman famously broke with Clinton in 1998 when he took the Senate floor to condemn the president's marital infidelity as "immoral" and denounce his "premeditated" deception. The speech was widely interpreted as Lieberman's stepping-stone to the Democrats' vice presidential nomination two years later.
Clinton, in a recent speech at the Aspen Institute conference, defended Lieberman and his staunch support for the war in Iraq. He questioned why antiwar Democrats are seeking to oust a fellow Democrat, saying that instead of seeking to retire Republicans they were pursuing "the nuttiest strategy I ever heard in my life."
Lamont is opposed to the U.S. war in Iraq and accuses Lieberman of being too close to President Bush and the Republicans who control Congress.
Clinton's wife, U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., has said she supports Lieberman but wouldn't back him if he loses the primary and runs as an independent.
This is to let Hitlery off the spot for her gaffe. The masters of triangulation (= no principles) are on the job.
Yes.. Good Cop Bad Cop.
Also Bill knows liberal women will still drop to both knees when he enters a room, no matter what he does.
Conservative women drop to their knees too. Of course, they are worshiping the porcelain god.
With Slicky-Dick Willy on his side, Lieberman will have the old letcher vote tied up quite nicely.
That speech helped Clinton in the long run, when Lieberman later denounced impeachment. If Clinton didn't strategize it, he should have. Get called immoral by someone who pretends to be moral, then when that person says impeachment is going too far, he has credibility.
He knows that if the far-left forces Lieberman out for his support of the war, it will mean trouble for Hillary. She may be forced to pull a Kerry and flip-flop on her war stance, leaving her vulnerable in '08.
This is all for show. Typical tactic used by Bubba. Give an appearance he's moderate. He's not.
In light of current events around the world, this gesture makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, when he denounced Israel and came to the defense of Hezbollah.
Campaigning for Lieberman? That's one way to kill a campaign.
Hot steel on target. Bubba is out to torpedo Lieberman. And if Lieberman doesn't see that he is to stupid to be president.
So what? Like we're all here to vote for him in the general election.
I would never vote for Lieberman. That wasn't my point. My point is Lieberman accepting help from Bubba is to cut his aspirations of becoming president short.
Yep. His problem. If he had brains he would have told Gore to get bent and Clinton... well... nevermind.
If Lieberman accepts Slicks help he has made the same deal as Faust did with Satan. At some point you pay the price for your decision.
Hey Joe, you were ahead. Now......Well I think you get the picture.
If he hooks up with Bill he doesn't get the picture.