Praise for Lieberman
SENATOR JOHN CHAFEE
The late Senator Chafee praised Lieberman for being willing to take tough votes to put across bipartisan centrist. "He's a class act," Chafee said.
The Providence Journal-Bulletin, 9/10/98
NEW YORK TIMES
"Congress would be a better place if more of his veteran colleagues were as good. In only one term he has influenced the course of Federal legislation for the benefit of Connecticut and the nation."
New York Times, Editorial, 11/2/94
The Hill describes Lieberman as "A centrist Democrat who has won praise from Republicans like values-guru Bill Bennett."
The Hill, 4/12/00
THE NEW REPUBLIC
"Lieberman ranks among the Senate's best."
The New Republic, Easterbrook, 11/2/98
"Strong on defense and tough on crime…a strong environmentalist and consumerist…Lieberman is quality goods."
Columnist Ben Wattenberg, National Public Radio, 6/23/92
"Sen. Joe Lieberman is an embodiment and an apostle of a Democratic philosophy that incorporates market-oriented thinking of the Reagan revolution and a muscular defense and foreign policy."
Columnist David Broder, Tampa Tribune, Op-ed, 1/20/95
NEW YORK POST
The New York Post has described Senator Lieberman as "respected as a true man of integrity by Republicans and Democrats alike."
Endorsement for Senate
"The sum of his votes puts him on the side of enlightened lawmakers.…As attorney general for six years, he turned that office into a hub of consumer-protection activity.…Mr. Lieberman has used well his seats on three major Senate committees -- Armed Services, Environment and Public Works and Governmental Affairs."
Hartford Courant Endorsement of Joseph Lieberman for Senate, 10/26/94
"Joe Lieberman is the sort of the moral voice of the Democratic Party on all sorts of issues."
"Thank you very much Senator Lieberman. I mean this is just so great. This is the Democratic Party of the future. Bold ideas, great leaders, tackling the big challenges facing our country. That's the kind of party we have to be."
Remarks by Al From, President of the Democratic Leadership Council, 12/02/98
"BOOK OF VIRTUES" AUTHOR AND REPUBLICAN ACTIVIST WILLIAM J. BENNETT
"This country needs a role model, someone like George Washington," Bennett said. Then he paused. "Or Joe Lieberman," he said. "I'd vote for Joe Lieberman."
Hartford Courant, 9/7/96
REPUBLICAN JOHN G. ROWLAND
"Before he announced his candidacy for governor, Republican John G. Rowland shocked party stalwarts by suggesting that Democratic U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman should be the choice of both parties for re-election in 1994. 'There's no way we're going to beat him,' Mr. Rowland said."
Hartford Courant, 10/26/94