Joe Lieberman May Endorse Trump

UPDATE — After his disturbing flirtation with Donald Trump and no doubt after reading the kind of reaction posted by readers below, Joe Lieberman has decided to endorse Hillary Clinton.  

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the first Jew to appear on a national presidential ticket, told Fox News he's thinking of supporting Republican Donald Trump.

He's still undecided in this year's race between Trump and Hillary Clinton, he said, adding, there are "a lot of us, I think, who can't feel quite comfortable either way yet."

 “I’ve been spending a lot of time with a group called ‘No Labels,’” he said. “Jon Huntsman and I, former Republican governor of Utah, [are] really trying to do something that may seem naive or idealistic, but to sort of build the groundwork of people in both, parties who after the war is over—the war [which] is this campaign— will be prepared to try to build a peace that will enable our government to get something done for the American people.”

Huntsman, however, endorsed Trump back in May because "he has a unique opportunity to bring together constituents under the Republican banner."

Lieberman, who was Al Gore's running mate in 2000, and failed to make it out of the starting gate four years later when he tried to run for president. He got very little support from the Jewish community, which felt he was much too hawkish, support the Bush administration's wars that most Jews opposed.

He broke with the Democratic party after losing his primary in 2006 to a dovish challenger, and won reelection as an independent.  In 2008 he endorsed the Republican candidate, Sen. John McCain, against Barack Obama. He retired from the Senate four years later.

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