He didn't do well because he meant what he said about Sarah Palin. He is just another Washington insider who does not want Sarah to play on his playground.
What Cheney said the first time, he really meant. I would respect him more if he didn't try to explain himself and sound like a phony. He's an establishment kind of guy and doesn't like Palin or want her around. Palin may not get the respect that she deserves from them, but I don't really think that she cares. She cares more about this country and getting it back on track.
That's a lie. He dislikes Palin and has been consistent in voicing that dislike. Now you can officially say that Chaney is a liar.
The longer these career politicians spend in D. C. the more alike they become. Eventually you can't distinguish the forest from the trees.
All this effort to walk back the Cheney BULLSCHMIDT is happening because of that shock PEW sample DEM+19. Bias alone cannot account for such a huge difference. It looks to me like fed up Conservatives have ditched the GOP primarily because of the dissing of Palin, and are either affiliating Independent or other, or totally withdrawing from 'likely to vote'.
All this effort from Reince/GOP Establishment is to try and get these Conservatives back ... Cheney is continuing to talk BULLSCHMIDT - listen to your DAUGHTER Dick
Conservatives should play HardBall with the GOP Establishment - if enough Conservatives ditch the GOP then Poll samples will swing heavily toward the DEMs, and Romney will TANK
this will force the Delegates to dump the LOSER and nominate a TRUE CONSERVATIVE Ticket = Palin/West, bringing an accompanying and immediate SURGE in Conservatives Voters
and the DEMs/RINOs/Media won't be able to stop the Surge because the Ticket is fully vetted, and NOTHING FOUND to bring it down .... all the opposition will be able to do is flood the scene with BULLSCHMIDT = lies, smears, distortions, which will be easily rebutted = nothing to suppress the RAGING Conservative Turnout
there will be HUGE FEAR in DC if Tampa nominates Palin/West
Let.It.Be.so. ... for the RESCUE of America, nominate the NOT4SALE Proven Reformer
I understand your Palin-West mania because I have it, too. They are the dream team. I remember when McCain nominated Palin. I was so pumped I immediately sent in a contribution. I couldn’t sleep that night and the next day I couldn’t get any work done. I get it. For me, Palin walks on water without getting her naughty monkeys wet. I just think that it is too late to change our nominee now. We have to acknowledge that the majority of Republican voters are not all conservatives and Tea Partiers yet. There is an element in the Republican Party that wants a cool, calm and collected moderate mainstream candidate and they all voted for Romney. So be it. The delegates pledged to Romney are not going to go against their own candidate. The rest of the Republican base does not have a reasonable basis to object to Romney. He has been toeing the conservative line. Now we have to focus on fighting the real opposition – Obama. So let’s support Romney and help him win.
you may call it mania if ya wish jay - I call it focus
America has ONE chance to avoid tipping into the DEBT Abyss, & that is sudden and relentless Reform of the US Govt in 2013 - if this does not happen, the problem will be taken out of American hands .... say goodbye to the American identity.
the DEBT is so massive now, it is greater than GDP - ONE chance remains
I am not inetrested in FAST DEATH Obama, nor SLOWER DEATH Obama-Lite = Romney
ONE CHANCE ...THIS CYCLE ... REFORM or hello Greece
Delegates, rescue America and nominate Palin/West
Cheney needs to sit down & shut up. He is a serial draft-dodger who, like Bill Clinton, had no compunction in sending other people's children off to war. He isn't fit to clean Sarah Palin's hunting boots.
It was the process? O contrar, Dick. Did you miss A.B. Culvahouse's "What I Learned Vetting VP Nominees"
What Cheney said at the beginning of his comment was exactly correct-imho-she is an effective spokesperson for conservative causes-she does this very well and she knows it and I think she would be a good speaker at the convention!
Rember when the teleprompter went out when Palin came out to give her speach at the convention. That was no accident. McCain was picked to "throw" the election to Obama, the chosen one. McCain picked sarah for V.P. because he thought she was a country bumpkin from Alaska obviously (to the elite, anyway) out of her league, to seal the deal of McCains defeat to Obama. Having the teleprompter go out was the iceing on the cake, supposed to leave her babbeling and mumbling on stage looking like a fool.
Sarah upset their plans. She gave her speech beautifully and didn't miss a beat. She had charisma and the little people loved her and still do. She almost pulled it off for McCain. She single-handedly mobilized the base while McCain ran the most lackluster campaign he could. When it looked like The GOP was going to beat Barack anyway, (because of Sarah), the Kingmakers pulled the plug on the economy. The rest is History everybody knows.
That's a bunch of double talking baloney. Cheney is trying to manipulate the process of his story, that's all he is doing. He directly and indirectly is saying that Gov Palin was to blame for losing the election, by reason of saying McCain's process of vetting, which put Gov Palin in the VP ticket, which was the reason why McCain lost the election, which is false.
McCain was and still is a progressive GOP Establishment RINO to the core, for which Gov. Sarah Palin brought Conservative life into his dying campaign. If not for her, (who by the way was far more qualified to be President, let alone VP, than Obama was, still is and will ever be), his campaign would have been buried far deeper than it was.
The fact is that before the housing and banking crisis imploded, McCain/Palin ticket were ahead in the polls of Obama.. But the crisis that the liberals created that finally imploded on Bush’s watch, caused the voters to react to Obama’s blame Bush campaign tactic and run against the Bush policy worked, who then voted in the radical anti-American Obama as US President.
Cheney like the Bush's, are typical good ol boy GOP establishment RINOs, who hates any and all Reagan Tea Party Constitutional Conservatives. He is just trying to save his RINO face in the face of all the backlash criticism he has gotten from his good ol boy GOP establishment Reagan Conservative Tea Party hating position and words.
Agree - using a typical lib device to rewrite history. Of course we don't buy it. But he still gets respect for what he did as VP. But, that was then and this is now.
Good news for us on the good ole boy RINO front - they just got their a$$es handed to them when their boy Dewhurst deservedly lost to Ted Cruz last week. They'd better wake up and see that train coming at them. They better get out of the way or it's gonna run right over them.
Here is the problem that the former Vice President and so many others in the Good Ole Boy's club have trouble understanding. When the enemy is attacking, you close ranks and defend your position. You don't eat your own.
He!! Dick, not only was she qualified to be VEEP, she was more qualified to be POTUS than McCaint.
How about speaking to the process that ended up with the nominee for the GOP in 08 and 2012, IMO that was the major FUBAR.
Back pedaling is such a lame exercise. People like Sarah represent change. The Republican Establishment does not want change.
He's a Progressive. Establishment. Republicrat. What he doesn't like about Palin is her political philosophy of limited government. He slammed her. He was criticized for it. He's trying to backpedal but it won't work because we know who you are now Cheney.
The ruling elite of the republican party hates true conservatives like Gov. Palin. Doubt me? What conservative is giving a keynote address at the convention? I'll vote for Romney because BOBO is the enemy but these republicans are getting on my last nerve.
Horse flesh Mr Cheney. You are an establishment republican and Sarah is against everything you are for in terms of government.
It wasn't the VP selection that was the problem Dick. It was the Republican nominee who was the problem. Deal with that.
Who "wasn't ready" for his last interview, you know, the one in need of recanting here?
B.S. Cheney - you said that she was not ready - you said that she only had 2 years of being a Governor - at least if you are going to apologize - be honest
Go back on ABC and other stations and restate your position on the Governor - if not go away
Atta way, Doc. Conservatives are slowly waking up to the establishment as they reveal themselves.
Cheney, Rove, Bush, Bush, Bush, Romney, McCain, etc., etc., etc. I am so sick of these politicians. Folks, the republican party has fooled us for way too long. They NEVER intended for us to be free. The Tea Party is all we got.
Don't Tread On Me
You are so right - they throw crumbs, if they even to that, to the Tea Party - where are they when the Governor was being attacked and attacked - hiding and silent
It really is eye opening
Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Here's where McCains "process" was awful:
It's hard to run on a national ticket when you feel these knives flopping around in your back as you run.
Keen grasp of the obvious, Mr. Cheney.
And he had to do it.
This whole thing was a pre-fab walk-back.
DC knew exactly what Sean would ask, even fidgeted with his hands as Sean wound up for the slow-pitch softball.
He did it for the sake of party unity. But he doesn't like admitting he's wrong and didn't.
I'm glad he did the minimum. But I have less esteem for him.
Nice try, but the stuttering shows me it was insincere. Guess the former VP was told Sarah Palin has a lot of supporters. IMO Dick Cheney was wrong but I will go with what Sarah said that everyone is entitled to a mistake............ and it was a big one.
its not called a mistake, it is called a misfire...
or so says Gov Palin.
The wikipedia definition of misfire is
"when one mistakenly shoots a co-hunter"
And it would not be Cheneys first...
Hope his last, cos he is no longer VP
and he is beginining to shoot people we like
Mr. Cheney, you need to stop digging.. I like Cheney too, I have not always agreed with him but I do like and respect him... On Sarah Palin we disagree... I think she was/is better qualified to be VP or POTUS than others we've nominated... Anyone who thinks these nominees can just walk in a run this Country are naive.. They have and will need every adviser available to them.. We hope they have the discernment needed to make the tough calls, but they have and need all the help they can get... No man or woman has all that's needed to run this Country...