Goodbye, Senator Joe Lieberman
After 24 years in the
To break the impasse that has paralyzed the body in recent years, Lieberman preached: "It requires reaching across the aisle and finding partners from the opposite party. That is what is desperately needed in
In the last years of his long
He did so after losing the Democratic nomination for his seat to a more liberal challenger named
While continuing to vote with the Democrats on most issues, Lieberman demonstrated his own brand of bipartisanship in 2008 by supporting the Republican presidential nominee, Sen.
To emphasize his commitment to bipartisanship, Lieberman took the unusual step of addressing the
As a Democrat, Lieberman was a leading figure in the
In 2000, Democratic presidential nominee
Democrats could only sadly speculate what the outcome might have been had Gore instead chosen Sen.
In an interview with The
But at a 2001 DLC meeting in
In 2004, Lieberman mistakenly judged that his presence on the 2000 national ticket gave him shot at the Democratic presidential nomination. But his candidacy never got off the ground in
In that same
So his departure from the
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