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Roemer would want Lieberman for VP, open to bipartisan ticket
|Contributor||Thomas Walker |
|Last Edited||Thomas Walker Dec 14, 2011 02:36pm|
|News Date||Tuesday, November 29, 2011 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||In an ideal world, Republican presidential candidate and former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer would like Senator Joe Lieberman as his running mate, but the Connecticut senator is not necessarily on the same page. |
“Senator Joe Lieberman’s reputation as a reformer and a man of integrity is unrivaled in American politics. He is unequivocally my first choice for a Vice Presidential running mate,” said Roemer in the statement.
The two men’s differing party affiliations — Roemer is a Republican, Lieberman is an independent and formerly a Democrat, seems to actually be something Roemer sees as a plus. For one thing, he touted their shared history of switching parties — Roemer served as a Democratic congressman, and then switched to the Republican Party midway through his gubernatorial reign.
“He really wants to put country first before party, and he’s showing it by reaching across the aisle and willing to choose somebody of the other party as his running mate,” said Roemer’s campaign manager Carlos Sierra.