Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Lieberman Dishes On Obama-Romney debate Lieberman Dishes On Obama-Romney debate

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation

 

Blogs / People

Lieberman Dishes On Obama-Romney debate

October 4, 2012

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was "aggressive without being offensive" in his first debate with President Obama on Wednesday night, former vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., said on Thursday.

"I thought Gov. Romney carried the fight to the president last night in a way that showed differences between them," Lieberman told National Journal. "And he did so in a way that wasn't nasty. It was his night."

Obama's performance at the debate has been panned as flat compared to Romney's more animated approach, but Lieberman said it wasn't all bad news for the president. "I didn't think he was as bad as people were saying afterwards, but it wasn't his best night," Lieberman said.

The Connecticut senator was Al Gore's running mate in the contested 2000 election and briefly ran for the Democratic nomination in 2004, but in 2006 he was reelected as an Independent and endorsed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in the 2008 presidential election.

"It's hard not to think back to the debate with Dick Cheney," Lieberman says. "But to me that's past. I don't think about ever doing that again."

More Blogs
Job Board
Search Jobs
Digital and Content Manager, E4C
American Society of Civil Engineers | New York, NY
PRODUCT REVIEW ENGINEER
American Society of Civil Engineers | CA
Neighborhood Traffic Safety Services Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | Bellevue, WA
United Technologies Research Fellow
American Society of Civil Engineers | New York, NY
Process Engineering Co-op
American Society of Civil Engineers | Conshohocken, PA
Electrical Engineer Co-op
American Society of Civil Engineers | Findlay, OH
Application Engineer/Developer INTERN - Complex Fluids
American Society of Civil Engineers | Brisbane, CA
Application Engineer - Internships CAE/CFD Metro Detroit
American Society of Civil Engineers | Livonia, MI
Chief Geoscientist
American Society of Civil Engineers
Application Engineer - Internships CAE/CFD Metro Boston
American Society of Civil Engineers | Burlington, MA
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Civil Enginering Intern - Water/Wastewater/Site-Development
American Society of Civil Engineers | Sacramento, CA
Staff Accountant
American Society of Civil Engineers | Englewood, CO
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
Comments
comments powered by Disqus