Friday, November 27, 2009

Dick Cheney 2012?

From CNN Politics
Washington (CNN) – A new group wants former Vice President Dick Cheney back in the White House.
The organization - "Draft Dick Cheney 2012" - launched on Friday, and unveiled their new Web site. Their aim: To convince the former vice president to seek the Republican presidential nomination in the next race for the White House. But there may be a major roadblock to the group's pitch - Cheney himself.
"The 2012 race for the Republican nomination for President will be about much more then who will be the party's standard bearer against Barack Obama, the race is about the heart and soul of the GOP," said Christopher Barron, one of the organizers of the Draft Cheney movement. "There is only one person in our party with the experience, political courage and unwavering commitment to the values that made our party strong – and that person is Dick Cheney."
I would much rather see Dick Cheney (or his daughter Liz) involved in national security come 2012. They both have their heads screwed on straight regarding the threats facing America.

In 2012 America will need the mother of all fiscal conservatives to clean up after Obama and the Democrats' spending orgy. Cheney just doesn’t strike me as a strong fiscal conservative. His support of Kay Bailey Hutchinson over Rick Perry in the Texas governor's race, gives me pause about his understanding of conservatism across the board.

Plus will America be willing to revisit any aspects of the Bush administration? I am thinking not. Luckily Cheney himself is squashing the idea.


Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

I agree on keeping both Cheneys in National Security key post's and the issue of revisiting of the Bush administration.

As far a leading Conservative I see Rep. Mike Pence (IND.) as a great candidate for 2012. I have not heard of any skeletons in his closet thus far. And if he were run/win place the Cheneys in NS post's and Thomas Sowell as Chairman of the Federal Reserve and/or Treasury Secretary if he was willing. If not,then at least seek his counsel as an Economic Advisor.

Raymond Schaefer said...

I think Cheney is a strong possibility for 2012, and so is Huckabee. Either candidate can help to get Roe vs. Wade overturned if he is elected.

As I point out in my blog, there may be a voter backlash brewing that can bring conservatives into office in 2010 and 2012, and that will result in the eventual overthrow of Roe vs. Wade wnen conservative justices are named to the Supreme Court.

Hu Zeng said...

If you try to draft Dick Cheney he will simply get a deferral. Or 6.

Les Carpenter said...

I absolutely agree with your analysis of this thankfully dead possibility.

I was going to do a post on this over at my site but you said it better than I ever could have.

Nikki said...

Interesting post. I say good-bye Dick. He isn't satan nor is he close to being as retarded as Obama/Biden. But like Sarah, too much bad press to win. We need to move on...:)N

Anonymous said...

As alluring as Cheney would be he would had two major obsticles which BO would be able to sucessfully exploit. One his health. This man is what, over 70 and has had 3 open heart surgeries. If he runs, he better have a really good VP, unlike McShame (Palin was the wrong person for this election because it trumped the experience factor, his only real advatange over BO). The other, he's too much tied to Bush and let's face it, America hated Bush (for reasons too many to list) and BO got elected manily because he wasn't Bush or Bush III that McShame would had been. Bringing him back will bring back too much memories of the Bush years. He should stick to a consulting role and be available for a security position like DHS. He's got to be much better than that joke of an b*tch in there now.

JSF said...


A great idea for a worthy man -- but his time has come and gone. he will always be a strong voice for the defense of the US (and the uses of the military too since he was a former SECDEF).

I have always been a fan of his because he was a staffer who gained the limelight (WH Chief of Staff to Rep. from WY, etc. et. al), but let's look foward.

The Left have made Bush, Cheney and Palin their Emmanuel Goldsteins (complete with Two Minute Hates), Palin has the future, the other two have become statemen.

Cheney is a great man, and the Left will always hate him for that.

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