18 January 2008

Oy Vey, Joe(I)!

Yesterday, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I) CT, was in Little Havana to campaign for his friend John MacCain(R), Arizona.

I didn’t see any local coverage of this, I found out about it through NewsMax this morning.

Of course, Lieberman, now with an “I” next to his name, was at the losing end, along with Al Gore, of the 2000 Florida election debacle back when he had a “D” trailing his surname and before Dubya planted a kiss on his cheek making him damaged goods in the party of FDR and JFK.

MacCain and Lieberman are no fans of Fidel and thus have a special relationship, (that means campaign contributions), with the South Florida Cuban American voting block.

According to Joe, here’s what MacCain can offer Cuban Americans in regards to Cuba:

“McCain will engender trust in our friends and fear and respect from our enemies,” said Lieberman. “With John McCain, [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmedinejad and [Venezuelan President] Hugo Chavez will face their toughest adversary. … Freedom isn’t something McCain learned in a book.”

“A McCain administration would be on the front lines in the battle for freedom ... and that battle has to begin in your own yard,” he said, referring to Chavez and the leftist wave that has hit Latin America.

“McCain would keep the embargo on [the Castro regime] until political prisoners were released, press freedoms were enacted, political parties legalized and internationally monitored elections were held,” Lieberman said.

Political analyst and, like Lieberman, former Democrat, MsB, had already given me a heads up of the “John and Joe” show. Joe(I) has been campaigning very hard for his friend John(R) helping him harvest votes from centrist, independents, moderates and other fence sitters in New Hampshire and Michigan.

Ms B, who typically pays more attention to the candidates’ grooming and body language than their positions, sees John(R) gaining a head of steam on his “straight talk express”. She theorizes that if John(R) reaches the Convention Station ahead of the other Republicans, that Joe(I) could likely be the choice for Veep of the “maverick” Arizona senator.

MacCain-Liberman '08. Who would have thunk it? Leave it to Ms B.

That scenario would certainly invite a 3rd Party challenge from the right, split the Republican vote and put Obama-Clinton in the Whitehouse and Raul Castro in the Lincoln Room.

Oy Vey!

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