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  • What Went

    By Matthew E. Berger

    February 5, 2004 | 7:01 pm

    Four years ago, he was the toast of the Jewish world, the favorite son who became a symbol of opportunity for American Jews in the United States.

    But when he went out on his own this time around, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) failed to catch on as a top-tier candidate.


  • Joe: What Went Wrong?

    By James D. Besser

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Sen. Joe Lieberman's visions of the presidency collided with an unpredictable New Hampshire electorate on Tuesday. Lieberman did better than some polls predicted, but probably not enough to salvage a candidacy that was out of synch with the changing political perspectives of the...

  • Joe’s Dark Days

    By James Besser

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    With the startling victory of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) in the Iowa caucuses and the dismal third-place finish of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, the Democratic presidential deck has been drastically reshuffled.

    And the joker could go to Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), who opted out...

  • Lieberman Raises Funds in Newport Beach

    By Journal Staff

    May 1, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Joe Lieberman made an April visit to Newport Beach, Orange County's most Republican stronghold, he found an attentive group of about 100 people at a $1,000-a-person fundraiser at the private Pacific Club.

    With the first presidential primary...

  • Why Not Lieberman?

    By Paul Kujawsky

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    What a difference two and a half years make. When Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore selected Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman as his running mate in 2000, there was a surge of Jewish pride and support. Now that Lieberman has announced his own candidacy in the 2004 presidential...

  • Tight Races

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Initially, one cannot help but think that the surge of retired, elderly Jews to Florida, augmented by this year's Lieberman Factor, has redefined Florida politics into an Israel-style method of governance. While the rest of America was voting and deciding on Tues., Nov. 7, Florida...

  • Jewish Surprises on Election Day

    By James D

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Last week just didn't go at all like the pundits and prognosticators predicted.

    The presidential election proved to be the unwanted gift that keeps on giving - with recounts, lawsuits, accusations and frantic efforts by Florida to fend off charges that it is the newest tropical banana...

  • Joe

    By Rob Eshman

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Whatever happens in this election, we'll always have Lieberman. It is easy to forget now, amid the post-election chaos, just how momentous a day Aug. 8, 2000, was. Al Gore stood before supporters in Nashville (little did we know those may have been his only supporters in Tennessee)...

  • What Makes Joe Run (So Well)?

    By James D

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    What's with Joe Lieberman?

    Less than two months ago, when Al Gore tapped Lieberman as his vice-presidential running mate, pundits predicted the Connecticut senator would put the nation to sleep. Sure, he has integrity, they said, but he's hardly any more animated a campaigner than...

  • Jewish Angst

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Lieberman's Presence

    Recently, a Chinese-American doctor was monitoring my heart as the speed and incline were increased on the treadmill during a stress test. Perhaps he wanted me to relax; perhaps he was bored and was trying to make conversation. Apropos of nothing but my presence...

  • Small-Town Surprise

    By Peter Ephross

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It's not easy working for a Jewish vice-presidential candidate.

    Early last week, Joseph Lieberman's campaign scheduler was already scratching his head: How could he find a synagogue in the rural Midwest where the vice-presidential candidate could pray on Shabbat and still make it to...

  • A Tale of Two Liebermans.

    By Stuart Schoffman

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "Is America a great country or what? (APPLAUSE)

    Yes it is. God bless America, land that we love."

    - Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Los Angeles, Aug. 16, 2000

    Like most American Jews, I'm a Democrat by tradition and temperament. Still, I understand why some Jews might not vote for Joe...

  • What a Week

    By Tom Tugend

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The official agenda of the Democratic Party may be to nominate Al Gore and Joseph Lieberman, but the real business all week seemed to be to party from morn til morn, raise zillions of dollars and tell the Jews what wonderful folks they are.

    President Clinton, addressing nearly 4,000...

  • Thoughts on the Lieberman Selection.

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    As a centrist observant Jew working in the secular professions, I am particularly struck by Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore's selection of Senator Joseph I. Lieberman as his vice-presidential running mate for the November 2000 elections.

    The life of the Orthodox Jew at this...

  • DNC Protest Puts Jewish Values First

    By Ruth Andrew Ellenson

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On the first day of the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, a small group of Jewish men and women used the occasion to raise their voices in protest against what they saw as the growing economic divide in this country and the increasingly centrist policies of the...

  • They Like Joe

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    A spring-like giddiness overcame Jewish L.A. Monday morning when news broke that Vice President Al Gore, the presumptive Democratic nominee for President, had picked Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) to be his running mate. "You're kidding, right?" was the inevitable first reaction....

  • Guided by Faith

    By Sharon Samber

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) has been in public life a long time and has left an extensive public trail of votes and positions on the issues.

    But when Al Gore named the two-term U.S. senator and former Connecticut attorney general as his running mate this week, as much initially...

  • Uniting the Divided

    By Julie Wiener

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Minutes after the official announcement that her husband would be the first Jewish vice presidential candidate on a major ticket, Hadassah Lieberman stepped on the national stage.

    "Here I am, the daughter of survivors from the Holocaust, the most horrendous thing that happened," she...

  • Changing Attitudes

    By Peter Ephross

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When Al Smith campaigned for U.S. president - and lost - in 1928, his Roman Catholicism was used against him. When John F. Kennedy successfully ran for president in 1960, he felt the need to make speeches that distanced himself from the pope.

    But Sen. Joseph Lieberman's Orthodox...

  • ‘An Unusual Pride’

    By Rob Eshman

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    A spring-like giddiness overcame Jewish L.A. Monday morning when news broke that Vice President Al Gore, the presumptive Democratic nominee for President, had picked Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) to be his running mate. "You're kidding, right?" was the inevitable first reaction....

  • Lieberman and the Jews

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The selection of Sen. Joseph Lieberman as the Democratic vice presidential candidate, while clearly a political tactic, has nevertheless managed to thrill most of us, Jewish Republicans as well as Democrats. Even those most at ease with their access to, and success within, mainstream...

  • Backing Gore

    By David Evanier

    August 10, 2000 | 7:59 pm

    What a difference a day makes. When Al Gore chose Joe Lieberman as his running mate on Monday morning, he transformed the Jewish community's attitude toward him from one of bemusement and perplexity to a clear affirmation. Gore had seemed distant and abstract. Overnight he changed...

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