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 Sidney McCainTrump's dangerous Guantánamo fixation will fuel fire for terrorists Tech beefs up lobbying amid Russia scrutiny Ad encourages GOP senator to vote 'no' on tax bill MORE. The speech featured attacks on Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaReport: FCC chair to push for complete repeal of net neutrality Right way and wrong way Keystone XL pipeline clears major hurdle despite recent leak 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