Joe Lieberman Addresses The Republican Convention

Independent Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman delivered his long-awaited address to the Republican Convention endorsing GOP nominee Sen. John McCain. Lieberman, who in his speech notes that he is still a Democrat, is sure to provoke the usual response from partisans on each side.

But this week we learned something new. Lieberman has long been said to be the Democrat progressive Democrats love to hate and the Democrat Republicans love to love. But that only went so far: according to many accounts, McCain wanted to pick Lieberman as his running mate but faced a buzzsaw of opposition from the party’s conservative base, particularly social conservatives.

Here’s his speech, without any analysis from us. We embed…you decide:

UPDATE: The New York Times on Lieberman’s speech. And the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza wonders if Lieberman’s speech will be the last straw for Democrats.