A “Rebel Endorsement”

Tuesday, 12.18.07

Doesn’t today’s post title conjure up this image?


Actually, the post title is from a phrase CNN used to describe a recent political endorsement, a story reported on while John guest hosted The Situation Room yesterday:


An unusual endorsement, one that CNN called a “rebel endorsement”, is that of 2000 VP candidate Joe Lieberman officially supporting John McCain. Lieberman, the former Democrat (now turned independent) made this decision citing the fact that both he and McCain want to appeal across party lines. They also have the same stance on major issues, such as supporting the surge in Iraq.

Amazingly, Lieberman even took the time to make some swipes at the Democrats about their position about the war! (Umm, I wonder… how is that exactly appealing across party lines?)


Yesterday John also opened up discussion about a new foreign policy spat between Huckabee and Romney. Huckabee stated in an article for Foreign Affairs magazine that President Bush has an “arrogant bunker mentality” Huckabee clarified that he didn’t say Bush was arrogant, but that the policy was arrogant. Romney, however, used this latest twist to add fuel to the fire that is a war of the words on the campaign trail.


John led a round-table discussion of this “arrogant” issue with Candy Crowley, Gloria Borger and JackCafferty:



On the Obama-Clinton side of the campaign, the issue of the day was: who has more experience? Well, actually that issue has been around for quite some time, but it, too, has a new twist: Now Bill Clinton himself is going on the record speaking about this topic. He is making some television rounds, saying Obama is compelling and attractive, but he is only a “symbol” of change, whereas Hillary is the “agent” of real change.


All in all, just another day in the life of the 2008 campaign, wouldn’t you say? Have a great one and see you soon!




Filed under Election 2008, Guest Hosting

10 responses to “A “Rebel Endorsement”

  1. mebz72

    I missed the Sit Room yesterday!! I’m so bummed. Thanks for the recap!

  2. Millie, I love the James Dean picture. He’s my favorite actor 😀

    Thanks for the wonderful recap of TSR. It’s nice to know I can come here and know what’s going on with John.

  3. mebz72

    Hey AC, am I hallucinating, or are they playing the old 360 theme song when going to commercial every now and then? I miss that tune.

  4. Millie

    John is also guest hosting on The Situation Room today!

  5. Mebz, you are not hallucinating. Isn’t it great??? It’s like 360 is going back to the way it used to be 😀 I swear a few times last week I thought I was watching Red 360!!!

  6. mebz72

    These last 2 weeks have been very “Red” I agree. And I love it. All we need now is the Nth degree back.

    I’m watching the Sit Room today! Hurray for JK fill-in.
    BTW, Wolf is going to be in Columbia,MO tomorrow. That’s where my alma mater is located. It’s only an hour away. If I didn’t have to work, I’d totally go track down “the Blitzer.”

  7. Millie

    Pardon me for not knowing this, but what does that mean when you talk about AC360 being “red”? I hear that often from you guys, as well as over at ATA, and am confused.

  8. Millie

    p.s. Don’t you think John McCain looked a little James Dean-esque when he (McCain) was young?

  9. mebz72

    Back when AC360 was at 7:00pm, before Dec 2005 when it moved to 10:00, 360’s graphics were red and black and white. The music was cooler, and AC was far more sarcastic and funny. For lack of a better word, it was just “cooler” then 360 is now.
    Don’t get me wrong, 360 is the best news show out there, but it felt like when it moved to 10pm they had to “mature” and lost a lot of what made Red360 so great.

  10. Mebz, I agree with everything you just said. It did seem like they had to “mature” the show when they moved it to 10pm. I am happy to see some traces of Red 360 coming back. And Anderson has been blogging everyday…it’s been great 😀

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