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  Lieberman: "I was deeply moved and inspired"
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Last EditedArmyDem  Jan 21, 2009 09:03am
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News DateTuesday, January 20, 2009 03:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionBy Peter Urban

WASHINGTON -- Although he supported Republican John McCain for president, Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman has fully embraced Obama-mania.

"This is truly a great day for our blessed nation! I was deeply moved and inspired by President Obama's eloquent and stirring address. Now is the time to unite as a nation behind our new president's leadership and address the challenges facing our country at home and abroad," Lieberman said in a statement issued after the event.

Lieberman has been singing Obama's praises for months.

On Monday night, he stood before hundreds of Connecticut residents here to celebrate the inauguration and pledged to them that he would "do everything" in his power to help Obama be one of he nation's "greatest and most successful presidents." It is the same pledge, Lieberman said he has made directly to Obama three times since he won the election.

"Obviously, I supported McCain, but everybody is excited about this inauguration. This is a barrier breaker and an extraordinary moment in our history. For an African-American to take office as the president enriches and ennobles our country," Lieberman said in a recent interview.
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