Joe Lieberman says he “probably will support some Republicans in 2010” and may not seek the Democratic nomination in his own 2012 reelection campaign. “I’m going to call them as I see them,” he tells ABC News, saying he’s weary of “partisan, passionate, hardcore” legislators on both sides of the aisle. “Sometimes, the better choice is somebody who's not a Democrat.”
He says it’s an “open question” whether he’ll run as a Democrat, because he finds being an independent liberating. “You're not tied to a particular inner group and feel that extra pressure to march in lockstep. I think that the public generally is fed up with all the partisanship, and us against them.” He says he will, however, support Chris Dodd in his home state.