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Lieberman: Obama Will Put 'country First'

 

Speaking on "Meet the Press" this morning, Joe Lieberman said he thinks President-elect Barack Obama will work across party lines and will put  ... "country  first." (McCain's campaign slogan lives on!) 

Listen in:

"The public is sick of partisanship," Lieberman told host Tom Brokaw. "They really want us to put our country first ,and that I think is what Barack Obama has been making clear he will do since the night he was elected."

Asked if he has any regrets about the campaign, Lieberman responded: "Let me just say this: I don't regret having supported John McCain because I sincerely believe in his experience and his extraordinary record of working across party lines to get things done. But I do regret , as I said to the caucus and afterward publicly, there were some things I said in the heat of the campaign that I wish I'd said more clearly. There are other things, frankly, I wish I hadn't said at all. That happens to all of us in the heat of a campaign. But nonetheless, I regret it."

Lieberman said he called Obama after the campaign but didn't hear back from him.

"He's busy," he said. "I heard back from Joe Biden and Rahm Emanuel. I'm sure, in time, Sen. Obama and I, who have developed a good friendship and working relationship over the years he's been in the Senate, will talk. In some sense, he talked to me through Harry  Reid and his spokespeople, and I appreciate very much the spirit of reconciliation that he evoked.

We don't have the luxury of looking back to the campaign," Lieberman added. "He's the winner. He's the president-elect. We've all got to work together with him to make him successful, and that's what I'm committed to doing." 

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