Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) Delivers Remarks at Republican National Convention

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Sen. Joe Lieberman, a former Democrat who is now an Independent, spoke at the Republican National Convention. He criticized his former party's nominee as an untested candidate unwilling to challenge powerful interest groups. Video by AP
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008; 10:10 PM

SPEAKER: SEN. JOSEPH I. LIEBERMAN, I-CONN.

[*] LIEBERMAN: Thank you so very much for that warm welcome. You'd have to be me to know how much it appreciate -- I appreciate it. I'm really honored to be here tonight. Dear friends, as you well know, we meet tonight in the wake of a terrible storm that's hit the Gulf Coast, but that really hurts all of us, no matter where we live, because we are all members of our larger American family. Right?

(APPLAUSE)

At times like this, we set aside all that divides us, and we come together to help our fellow Americans in need. The last thing we think about is whether one of the victims was a Democrat or a Republican, because we're all Americans.

(APPLAUSE)

You know, the sad truth is that it shouldn't take a hurricane to bring us together like this. Every day...

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