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  Lieberman: McCain Has 'Better Judgment' Than to Name Him VP
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News DateWednesday, January 9, 2008 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
Description"I think John has much better judgment than that," Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut jokingly told Cybercast News Service on Thursday when asked whether Sen. John McCain might name him his vice presidential candidate. Lieberman was stumping here for McCain, whose presidential bid he has endorsed.

Some McCain supporters in this state wish McCain would consider Lieberman. While attending a John McCain event in December, Paul Brooks of Salem, N.H., recalls telling the Republican senator that Lieberman would be a great choice for vice president. According to Brooks, McCain responded, "That's worth considering."

Lieberman made three campaign stops on Thursday for the resurgent McCain, who is now tied with or ahead of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in most New Hampshire polls.

Lieberman spoke for McCain at the Brown Bag Deli in Concord Thursday morning and later at Harvey's Bakery in Dover, N.H., where a McCain supporter held up a sign reading, "The Mac is Back."

Lieberman made his final stop for McCain in downtown Portsmouth, where about 40 people gathered at the River Run Bookstore.

He praised McCain's commitment to national security and McCain's firm stances in the war on terrorism, his willingness to work across party lines, and his reputation as a budget hawk.

"I have universal credibility in saying this," Lieberman, the 2000 Democratic nominee for vice president, told to the crowd. "John McCain is the most electable candidate the Republican Party could nominate this year."

Lieberman was reelected to his Senate seat in Connecticut as an independent in 2006 after losing the Democratic primary to anti-war candidate Ned Lamont. Although Lieberman caucuses with the Democrats in the Senate, he is considered a maverick on many issues, including national security matters. McCain, too, has deviated from his own party line on various issues.

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