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Lieberman In 06: I Will Help Obama Reach For The Stars

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When watching Joeseph Lieberman's Republican National Convention speech, one should remember that not so long ago the Connecticut Senator was touting himself as Barack Obama's mentor, political enabler, and firm advocate. Nowadays, of course, Lieberman's prerogative is to question his colleague's fitness to serve as commander in chief. His backing of John McCain takes precedent over past alliances.

With that in mind, a reader sends over this video from 2006, when the Connecticut Independent-Democrat promised to help Obama "reach to the stars" and "realize not just the dreams he has for himself but the dreams we all have for him and our blessed country."

Some help. How times and politics have changed.

"As far as I am concerned he is a Baruk, which means a blessing, he is a blessing to the United States Senate to America and to our shared hopes for a better safer tomorrow for all our families. The gifts that God has given to Barack Obama are as enormous as his future is unlimited. As his mentor, as his colleague, as his friend, I look forward to helping him reach to the stars and realize not just the dreams he has for himself but the dreams we all have for him and our blessed country."