The obligatory 'Lieberman on McCain's Short List' Post

So says the Financial Times. And it really isn't suprising when you think about it. Lieberman gives McCain something that other candidates don't; proof that he is a different candidate for president. Mr Lieberman, who has campaigned for the Arizona senator, has long been ­considered an unconventional but plausible choice for Mr McCain. Although Democrats have rejected Mr McCain's image as a maverick politician, Mr Lieberman's support for the presumptive Republican nominee has, much to the chagrin of his former ­colleagues, helped to boost Mr McCain's reputation as a bi-partisan legislator with friends on both sides of the aisle. Mr Lieberman, a staunch supporter of Israel, could also help Mr McCain win over Jewish voters."[McCain] loves Lieberman. And he is on the [short-]list because Lieberman has never embarrassed anyone, never misspoken. The first rule is, don't take someone who costs you votes," said one McCain adviser.Taking Romney or anyone else being...(Read Full Post)