September 3, 2008Posted: 01:00 AM ET
From CNN Correspondent Dana Bash
ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was not happy with Sen. Joe Lieberman’s speech before the Republican National Convention Tuesday night.
"Senator Reid was very disappointed in Senator Lieberman’s speech tonight,” Reid spokesman, Jim Manley, told CNN. “As the American people have made very clear, the last thing this country needs is another four years of the same old failed Bush-McCain policies of the past."
In particular, the Nevada Democrat took issue with Lieberman’s assertion that Obama has not crossed party lines.
Lieberman’s statement that “Senator Barack Obama is a gifted and eloquent young… but, my friends, eloquence is no substitute for a record, not in these tough times for America” also drew Reid’s ire, Manley said.
One thing I can say is: Making you unhappy was the unintended benefit of Senator Lieberman's fine speech last night! We intend to make you (and your fellow travelers) MISERABLE come November!