He ran with Democrat Al Gore in 2000, and he almost ran with Republican John McCain in 2008. But Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman says he still is undecided in 2012, and his choice will remain a secret as he eases into private life after 24 years in the U.S. Senate.

He tells C-SPAN in an interview, “I’m going to enjoy the privilege that most every other American enjoys, which is just going into the booth and voting privately on Election Day. I’m glad to be out of the crossfire.”

After 24 years in Washington, he really can’t decide between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney?

“It’s a complicated decision. And there’s a lot left before the Election Day, particularly the debates, which I think are going to be very important. And you know, I’m exercising the glorious liberty that an Independent has, to not make up one’s mind until one goes into the booth to vote.”

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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