Lieberman hasn’t decided if he will endorse Obama for re-election

Steven Nelson Associate Editor

Connecticut Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman won’t endorse President Obama for re-election until he has a chance to compare the president to the Republican Party’s nominee.

On Tuesday, Lieberman was asked on the radio program “America’s Morning News” if he would endorse Obama. “I haven’t decided,” he said, “I’m just waiting to see who the Republican candidate is and what President Obama’s positions are at that point.

“I got a little time as an independent not to feel rushed, because this is an important position,” said Lieberman, who actively campaigned for Republican nominee John McCain in 2008.

Lieberman is not seeking re-election in 2012 after serving four terms in the Senate. He was elected three times as a Democrat and in 2000 was Al Gore’s running mate. In 2006, Lieberman lost the Democratic nomination for Senate, but successfully won re-election as an independent.