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No-Mentum: No Lieberman Bid in 2012


The buzz this afternoon is that Joe Lieberman will not run for another term. Now Drudge is pointing to this report, indicating the decision is “no.”

If so, it marks the end of a long, wild, and varied career. In summer 2008, John McCain wanted to make Lieberman his running mate, which would have made Lieberman the veep choice for two presidential candidates in two separate parties within eight years (the other being Al Gore in 2000). Just think, had McCain made that decision, Sarah Palin would probably be just a rising-star governor little known outside of political junkies . . .

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