If Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) ends up as the Republican vice presidential nominee this year, people wondering how it happened will look back at his speech at Commentary's annual dinner on Sunday.

Lieberman's speech is being lauded by conservative pundits who are putting him forth as a potential running mate as John McCainJohn McCainA stronger NATO for a safer world Drug importation won't save dollars or lives Dem rep Charlie Crist files for divorce MORE. The speech featured attacks on Barack ObamaBarack ObamaPerez to hit the Sunday shows following election victory Trump adviser: Dems should 'move on' from Garland EPA chief calls for 'aggressive' rollback of regulations at CPAC MORE for being too willing to meet with rogue nations' leaders and on Democrats for being too beholden to its left wing on foreign policy. Lieberman kept up the criticism in an op-ed Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal.

Read the whole speech here and read key snippets after the jump.


Obama and Iran:




The government in Tehran, which Senator Obama says he will talk to, is the same fanatical regime with which our European allies sat and talked for more than two years about their nuclear program