Skip to comments.Liz Cheney eyes the political stage
Posted on 05/04/2012 4:30:55 PM PDT by rawhide
Liz Cheney has been making the rounds at Wyoming political events this spring and her desire to move back to the state has Republicans from Cheyenne to Washington buzzing about a potential future campaign.
With little fanfare, Cheney, a former State Department official and the eldest daughter of the former vice president, has spoken at six events in different corners of the sprawling state this year. She has been especially busy on the GOP dinner circuit. Cheney has already hit four county Lincoln Day Dinners and keynoted the dinner following the Wyoming GOP convention last month. She also accompanied and appeared on stage with her father when he made his first public appearance following his heart transplant at the state convention.
But Wyoming politicos say local friends of Cheney are encouraging her to look at a run and helping her garner local press coverage by notifying Wyoming media outlets about her attendance at events. Few think she would be making stops in every corner of the state if she werent at least mulling a future run.
Shes running up a lot of asphalt, said Shawn Whitman, a Laramie native and former chief of staff for two Wyoming senators, of Cheneys schedule. This is planting seeds of thought in peoples minds. Theres nobody I know that goes to those events unless they have a position in the party or theyre trying to run for office.
The speculation in Wyoming is that she could launch a campaign as early as 2014, when Sen. Mike Enzis (R-Wyo.) term is up. Enzi, who will be 70 then, has not indicated whether hes running for re-election.
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What you said could have been said by any member of the House of Lords.
Which is exactly the Chamber (American equivalent) wherein you propose ANOTHER high-born priviledged Lawyer START her elective political career!
Surely the State of Wyoming has someone other than this rookie kid whose daddy is part of the problem that got America into trillions of dollars in debt. Perhaps someone from the private sector could better represent Wyoming’s interests than a Washington D.C. born and bred, llinois- educated scion of an unpopular ex-VP.
The Cheney’s have done very, very well through multiple generations of Federal Government employment - so quit with the garbage of calling it “service”.
Wow!!!. He wasn't unpopular with me or most conservatives. It is easy to see which way you lean politically.
That would be funny!
Just because I recognize that he played the bad-cop role for the Bushes, while in actuality being a very moderate establishment republican, and you fell for it - you jump to that conclusion?
No wonder the GOP-e has such an easy time conning people such as you.
Why don’t you go join Dick in working for the Romney campaign?
You are the first person I have ever seen on FreeRepublic say something bad about Dick Cheney. You are not fooling anyone/.
What’s so bad about being a moderate establishment republican who endorsed Romney?
Just wait until Cheney endorses Romney...all that will change.
I’m feeling a little electricity in the air. Could it be...
What a resemblance! I hope that she does run for office. Who knows? Perhaps eventually, for the presidency.
Yes it would be funny if it weren’t true but I heard the audio.