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Cheney's daughter joins Romney camp
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Posted on 01/27/2008 9:31:36 AM PST by nuconvert

Cheney's daughter joins Romney camp

MIAMI - Liz Cheney, one of Vice President Dick Cheney's daughters, has signed onto Mitt Romney's presidential campaign as a senior foreign policy adviser.

Cheney most recently worked in the State Department handling Middle East affairs.

While her father and President Bush have both vowed to remain neutral as their fellow Republicans battle it out for the GOP nomination, the endorsement is likely to be well received among conservatives who comprise a critical primary voting bloc in both Florida, which votes Tuesday, and the 20-odd states voting Feb. 5.

Romney has also enjoyed the support of aides with ties to the Bush family, including top assistants to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former President George H.W. Bush.

Liz Cheney, 41, is the elder of Dick and Lynne Cheney's two daughters. Her younger sister, Mary, has been more prominently in the public eye after revealing she is a lesbian and having a son last year with her partner, Heather Poe, despite the administration's opposition to gay marriage.

Liz Cheney, the mother of five children, said in a statement: "Throughout his campaign, (Romney) has distinguished himself as a leader who can guide our country with a clear vision for overcoming the threats we face today. ... I look forward to working with Governor Romney because he is the leader our country needs."

Romney said Liz Cheney brings the campaign "years of experience helping to formulate America's foreign policy and to advance democracy and reform in the Middle East."

Liz Cheney previously supported former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, who dropped out of the race last week.


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KEYWORDS: cheney; election; lizcheney; romney
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1 posted on 01/27/2008 9:31:37 AM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Overdramatic criticism by people who haven’t read the last line of the article in three... two...


2 posted on 01/27/2008 9:35:25 AM PST by Terpfen (It's your fault, not Pelosi's.)
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To: Terpfen

I’m afraid after losing Hunter, then Thompson that I’m heading in the same direction as Liz Cheney.
I just wish Romney could pick up Thompson.
Or John Bolton
:~ )


3 posted on 01/27/2008 9:38:17 AM PST by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: nuconvert
Romney appears to be the default fall back position for many Conservatives right. I don’t think it will be enough in the General, but at least we tried.
4 posted on 01/27/2008 9:43:31 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: nuconvert
I'm sure Mary Cheney will endorse him also since he has been such an active supporter of the sick liberal gay agenda.

U.S. Army Retired


5 posted on 01/27/2008 9:45:10 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: big'ol_freeper

Mary isn’t important.
Picking up Liz Cheney, as a senior foreign policy adviser, is.


6 posted on 01/27/2008 9:46:31 AM PST by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: big'ol_freeper

7 posted on 01/27/2008 9:46:44 AM PST by Mojave
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To: nuconvert

Gravitas!


8 posted on 01/27/2008 9:49:07 AM PST by littlehouse36 (Better a RINO than the Beast; It's McRomniani for me.)
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To: ejonesie22
Romney appears to be the default fall back position for many Conservatives right. I don’t think it will be enough in the General, but at least we tried. I think you're right. The GOP really screwed us this time.
9 posted on 01/27/2008 9:49:51 AM PST by TheThinker
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To: ejonesie22

” I don’t think it will be enough in the General”

It could be. I think his choice of a runningmate is extremely important - a make or break.

Also, a republican win will depend upon terrorist activity, especially in europe. (hopefully not here)


10 posted on 01/27/2008 9:54:42 AM PST by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: nuconvert

I won’t vote Romney. I am still writing in Hunter.


11 posted on 01/27/2008 9:56:21 AM PST by freekitty
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To: freekitty

Hunter who endorsed the Huckster?


12 posted on 01/27/2008 9:58:38 AM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: 1Old Pro; allmendream; America_Right; AmericaUnite; AmericanMade1776; americanophile; ...

A member of the Cheney family speaks...Ping!


13 posted on 01/27/2008 10:09:02 AM PST by La Enchiladita (I'm on the Mitt-Mobile!!!)
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To: TheThinker
The GOP really screwed us this time.

What exactly does that mean?

14 posted on 01/27/2008 10:17:51 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Terpfen

All we have to do now is figure out how Lynne Cheney is a RINO, sold out, or senile, and we can dismiss this endorsement too!


15 posted on 01/27/2008 10:18:20 AM PST by tantiboh
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To: big'ol_freeper

Romney wins again!


16 posted on 01/27/2008 10:22:30 AM PST by claudiustg (You know it. I know it. I'm optiMITTstic!)
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To: JaneNC

I didn’t say the Huckster; I am voting for Hunter.


17 posted on 01/27/2008 10:23:40 AM PST by freekitty
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To: claudiustg
That is exactly the problem....when it's all about winning even when it means surrendering your core conservative values (assuming you have any), then the party loses and the conservative movement loses.

U.S. Army Retired


18 posted on 01/27/2008 10:25:02 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: freekitty

I just hope Romney isn’t embracing Liz and her husband, Phil Perry, who was head council for homeland security and a lobbyist for Lockheed Martin and messed up everything he was involved in. Liz and the State Dept didn’t do much better.

Exposing the Dept. of Job Security (who is Philip Perry?) http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/search?q=Phil+Perry


19 posted on 01/27/2008 10:28:49 AM PST by AuntB (" DON'T LET THE PRESS PICK YOUR CANDIDATE!" Mrs. Duncan Hunter 1/5/08)
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To: freekitty
I didn’t say the Huckster; I am voting for Hunter.

You do realize that the guy you are voting for, is voting for somebody else.

20 posted on 01/27/2008 10:34:56 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: big'ol_freeper

If you don’t win you get zip. What do you think Hillary or Obama or McCain for that matter, are going to do for this country?


21 posted on 01/27/2008 10:36:16 AM PST by claudiustg (You know it. I know it. I'm optiMITTstic!)
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To: nuconvert
I’m afraid after losing Hunter, then Thompson that I’m heading in the same direction as Liz Cheney.

I backed Cheney; he declined to run.

I backed Duncan Hunter; he dropped out.

I backed Fred Thompson; he dropped out.

Think I'll back O'bama next. ;->

22 posted on 01/27/2008 10:41:26 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: nuconvert
His choice of running is the key to the whole thing. I hope he chooses wisely.

Even then I think it is going to be a tough road in the general for us.

23 posted on 01/27/2008 10:45:11 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: FreeReign

Yep.


24 posted on 01/27/2008 10:54:41 AM PST by freekitty
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To: nuconvert

Liz can help as a foreign policy knowledgeable campaign speaker and talk show panelist for Mitt, both in the primaries and in the general.


25 posted on 01/27/2008 11:10:01 AM PST by citizen (Capt. McQueeg: "Have any of you an explanation for the quart of missing strawberries?" (click-clack))
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To: Izzy Dunne
I was concerned on receiving my CA sample ballot, that I'm yet registered as non-partison as I thought I'd re-registered Republican.

Damn!

Now however, it seems that I could rather go to the polls on 5 FEB and request a democrat ballot - since that...party allows it - and vote for Obuma over Hitlery.

Since the Republican Party won't allow non-partison votes in this primary, it seems I could rather stick it to Madame Hil.

What do you think?

26 posted on 01/27/2008 11:13:56 AM PST by onedoug
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To: nuconvert

>> I just wish Romney could pick up Thompson.

In my view, Romney’s the best apple we have at this point.


27 posted on 01/27/2008 11:16:55 AM PST by Gene Eric
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To: Gene Eric

The remaining GOP candidates are not worth a bucket of warm spit.


28 posted on 01/27/2008 11:24:15 AM PST by efs111 (Hasta La Vista, Baby!)
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To: TheThinker
I think you're right. The GOP really screwed us this time.

There is no question they did. If conservatives do not regain power over the rino/moderates in the party, we're going to be treading water in the socialist/secularist ocean for a long time. And there isn't land or a life raft with a thousand miles!

Oh, and can't you just wait for the Amnesty to fully kick in?

29 posted on 01/27/2008 11:26:25 AM PST by sirchtruth (No one has the RIGHT not to be offended...)
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To: onedoug

>>>...it seems that I could rather go to the polls on 5 FEB and request a democrat ballot - since that...party allows it - and vote for Obuma over Hitlery.

Do it.


30 posted on 01/27/2008 11:27:45 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Life's a bitch, don't elect one President.)
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To: efs111

>> The remaining GOP candidates are not worth a bucket of warm spit.

Well, the other bucket is full of something else.


31 posted on 01/27/2008 11:29:52 AM PST by Gene Eric
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To: claudiustg
What do you think Hillary or Obama or McCain for that matter, are going to do for this country?

Let's see... overtax, over spend, give amnesty, over regulate, appoint judges that legislate from the bench, give us the Fairness Doctrine which will completely silence conservative speech, pass more hate crime legislation...
and that's just in the first 100 days!

32 posted on 01/27/2008 11:42:20 AM PST by jan in Colorado ("It's easier to believe a lie one hears 1,000 times than to believe a fact that one has never heard)
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To: sirchtruth
If conservatives do not regain power over the rino/moderates in the party, we're going to be treading water in the socialist/secularist ocean for a long time.

I think the more you get to know Romney the more you will be impressed with his core conservative values.

33 posted on 01/27/2008 11:48:08 AM PST by Zevonismymuse
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To: Zevonismymuse

“I think the more you get to know Romney the more you will be impressed with his core conservative values.”

Indeed.

He is a man of substance.


34 posted on 01/27/2008 11:50:39 AM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: freekitty

***I won’t vote Romney. I am still writing in Hunter.***

Same here


35 posted on 01/27/2008 11:52:17 AM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: onedoug

I think Mitt Romney needs and deserves your vote.

Becareful what you ask for anyway. Obama is more liberal and MORE ELECTABLE than Hillary.

Mitt Romney for President. Say NO to proamnesty-proCO2caps-CFR-nannystate-RINO John McCain


36 posted on 01/27/2008 11:55:21 AM PST by WOSG (Mitt Romney for President. Say NO to proamnesty-proCO2caps-CFR-nannystate-RINO John McCain)
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To: wastedyears

Good for you.


37 posted on 01/27/2008 11:56:00 AM PST by freekitty
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To: Zevonismymuse

“I think the more you get to know Romney the more you will be impressed with his core conservative values.”

Dittos.

http://www.humanevents.com/rightangle/index.php?p=19396&gd=01092007


38 posted on 01/27/2008 11:56:06 AM PST by WOSG (Mitt Romney for President. Say NO to proamnesty-proCO2caps-CFR-nannystate-RINO John McCain)
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To: nuconvert
Liz Cheney previously supported former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, who dropped out of the race last week.

I'm following 'liz Cheney.

There are five candidates still in the race: Huckabee, McCain, Romney, Guilani and Paul.

The first two I'd scratch are Huckabee and McCain because they are (1)radically pro-illegal, (2)pro-global warming and (3)ultra-enthusiastic about p*ssing on the base time after time.

I'd vote for Ron Paul if this was 1858 or so, but it isn't and I have to concede he's a moonbat. Likeable, but not realistic.

That leaves Guilani and Romney. Both men have executive experience, both have actually run something, both have executed dramatic turnarounds and both are far more liberal than I would like.

But Guilani can't control his zipper and has taken a pass on running against Hillary twice. That shows me he either doesn't want the job very badly or is unwilling to put up the kind of fight necessary to get it.

That leaves Romney and Ann Coulter has it right on two counts-- (1)why else is the enemedia so down on him if he'd support their agenda and (2)the worst he's going to do is a George W. Bush type presidency minus the enthusiasm for illegal immigration and poor communication skills. The best he's going to do is give us Reagan-like leadership skills to pull the country together with results. Most likely, it will be something in between.

39 posted on 01/27/2008 11:59:23 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: wastedyears

Well, I hope you will be happy when John McCain is announced as the GOP nominee.


40 posted on 01/27/2008 12:05:44 PM PST by AllseeingEye33
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To: La Enchiladita

Wow. Liz Cheney is intelligent and a great addition to the Romney camp.


41 posted on 01/27/2008 12:38:01 PM PST by Utah Girl
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To: tantiboh

It must really be hard to see some Thompson supporters now going to the Romney camp. They were good, now they’re deluded because of Romney. :)


42 posted on 01/27/2008 12:39:37 PM PST by Utah Girl
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To: freekitty
I didn’t say the Huckster; I am voting for Hunter.

That makes NO sense. Hunter has said he is ENDORSING THE CANDIDACY of Huckabee. That means that Hunter himself is voting for Huckabee and telling his supporters to vote for Huckabee. What you are saying is that you don't trust the judgment of Hunter enough in who he would vote for President, but you would trust the judgment of Hunter enough to BE President.

Again, that makes no sense whatsover.

43 posted on 01/27/2008 12:40:08 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: tantiboh
All we have to do now is figure out how Lynne Cheney is a RINO, sold out, or senile, and we can dismiss this endorsement too!

I thought the article was about Liz Cheney, the daughter of the VP, not the Second Lady.

44 posted on 01/27/2008 12:41:16 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: Zevonismymuse
core conservative values

I'm not sure he has any, and if he does, he sure hasn't been willing to govern with them in mind. So what good is it?

45 posted on 01/27/2008 12:45:05 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: Utah Girl

I’m pulling for Romney because he’s not McCain.


46 posted on 01/27/2008 12:51:12 PM PST by Sybeck1 (McCain/Huckabee 08! Let's make Mississippi, Texas, and Utah swing states!)
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To: Utah Girl
It must really be hard to see some Thompson supporters now going to the Romney camp. They were good, now they’re deluded because of Romney. :)

I wouldn't get too uppity if I were you. Just because Romney MAY be the lesser of the evils we have left to choose from, doesn't mean conservatives will support him with enthusiasm. Conservatives are generally the most principled people in politics and it's not easy to get excited about a flip-flopping plastic phony like Romney.

Oh, but he's such a *nice* guy. Yeah, nice enough to let Kennedy step all over him to win the Mass senate seat when Romney had a lead with a few weeks to go. Of course, he probably only had the lead by pandering as hard as he could to the pro-abortion and gay lobbies.

Imagine what Hillary would do to Romney. She'd kick his teeth in while he tries to smile and act like he has some teeth left.

47 posted on 01/27/2008 12:53:16 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: GLDNGUN
I'm not sure he has any, and if he does, he sure hasn't been willing to govern with them in mind. So what good is it?

He stuck by his principles and governed one of the most liberal area of the country. We play the hand we are dealt, but we do so with honor and dignity. I work with liberals all the time. There are some very decent people who have different views than do I. I cannot shout them down. I work with them. That doesn't mean I share their views; only that I respect their right to have different views. We then attempt to resolve those differences and move forward.

48 posted on 01/27/2008 12:54:59 PM PST by Zevonismymuse
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To: GLDNGUN

Not at all.


49 posted on 01/27/2008 1:04:44 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Zevonismymuse
He stuck by his principles and governed one of the most liberal area of the country. We play the hand we are dealt, but we do so with honor and dignity. I work with liberals all the time. There are some very decent people who have different views than do I. I cannot shout them down. I work with them. That doesn't mean I share their views; only that I respect their right to have different views. We then attempt to resolve those differences and move forward.

blah, blah, blah...

What does that have to do with governing as a pro-abortion and pro-gay governor?

50 posted on 01/27/2008 1:23:46 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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