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 McCainSenate panel approves deputy Defense secretary nominee GOP governors could help bring down Senate health bill Lawmakers wary of Trump escalation in Syria MORE. The speech featured attacks on Barack ObamaBarack ObamaCrime pays: How Michael Brown’s family cashed in Trump lawyer: Why isn't a special counsel investigating Obama? Overnight Finance: GOP divided over welfare cuts in budget | Lawmaker loses M on pharma stock he pitched | Yellen says another financial crisis unlikely in our lifetimes 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