The Speech That Started The Lieberman-For-VP Boomlet

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 McCainKerry: US 'on the verge' of suspending talks with Russia on Syria Trump, Clinton to headline Al Smith dinner Overnight Defense: Congress overrides Obama 9/11 veto | Pentagon breathes easy after funding deal | More troops heading to Iraq MORE. The speech featured attacks on Barack ObamaBarack ObamaObama pushes to end solitary confinement; states led the way. Pink Floyd star rails against Donald Trump's wall from Mexico City Bring back PART: the case for evidence-based fiscal discipline 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