Lieberman stripped of super-delegate status

February 7, 2008 | Filed Under Elections, government, News 

 Lieberman has been driving Democrats crazy for some time now.  Many in the party view him as an outsider now, he is no democrat by most liberal standards.  The biggest blow to the party, courtesy of Joe Lieberman, is crossing over on the war issue and giving Republicans a “model” Democrat to point to whenever they deem it necessary.

Lieberman’s endorsement of Republican John McCain disqualifies him as a super-delegate to the Democratic National Convention under what is informally known as the Zell Miller rule, according to Democratic State Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo.  Miller, then a Democratic senator from Georgia, not only endorsed Republican George Bush four years ago, but he delivered a vitriolic attack on Democrat John Kerry at the Republican National Convention. The Democrats responded with a rule disqualifying any Democrat who crosses the aisle from being a super delegate. Lieberman will not be replaced, DiNardo said.

Capital Watch has the lowdown on the rule with a lot more detail, in case you’re interested.  “Lieberman no longer a super delegate.”

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