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Liz Cheney Running for President in 2012?
RightPundits ^ | 11.21.09 | Ellie Velinska

Posted on 11/21/2009 12:58:19 PM PST by rface

When Liz Cheney said “Think Cheney 2012″ on the last FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace – the panel in the studio and lame stream media later assumed she was talking about her father – former VP Dick Cheney. Everybody took the bait – and got caught in… sexism. She did not say “Think Dick Cheney 2012”. It never occurred to the Good Ol’ Boys in the media that Liz Cheney was hinting about a possible run of a Cheney in 2012… like in “Liz Cheney 2012″. Why not? The lady is extremely smart and has a whooping resume that tops Hillary and Sarah if you put them together. Let’s take a look at who Liz Cheney really is .

Education: Bachelor’s degree from Colorado College. Senior thesis: “The Evolution of Presidential War Powers,” in 1988. J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1996, having also taken courses in Middle Eastern history at the Oriental Institute.

Seems to me she was looking into the Presidency ever since college.

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So what is Liz Cheney doing now, you sexists? Is she baking cookies? May be, but she also is running a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, Keep America Safe. The purpose of the group is to support and defend policies of the Bush/Cheney administration which they believe will keep America safe.

Liz Cheney threw a major trial balloon on a major political show on a major network and nobody noticed? Take the challenge you guys! “Think Cheney 2012 – Think Liz!”

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Liz Cheney suggests Cheney presidential ticket in 2012

1 posted on 11/21/2009 12:58:20 PM PST by rface
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To: rface

Against Sarah? Not a chance.


2 posted on 11/21/2009 1:00:38 PM PST by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: rface

Let’s make it Palin-Cheney.

The All American All Girl ticket.


3 posted on 11/21/2009 1:02:12 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Libloather

How about Palin/Chaney?


4 posted on 11/21/2009 1:02:51 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: rface

Geez, it’s like getting hit with a wet spit ball.
I’ll have to hear a lot more before I can get to excited about this.


5 posted on 11/21/2009 1:03:05 PM PST by 1776 Reborn (Test kids and politicians (bigger idiots) on the Constitution!)
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To: rface
Whhas a whooping resume that tops Hillary and Sarah if you put them together

As much as I like Ms Cheney, the above statement is not true.

Still I love the notion of her running.

6 posted on 11/21/2009 1:04:21 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Demand Constitutionality)
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To: rface
Not another Bush or Bush associate. I wouldn't be surprised if they try to push a Cheney on us since it looks like their Jeb plan ain't gonna work out.
7 posted on 11/21/2009 1:08:02 PM PST by Perchant
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To: rface

I not one to pan anybody for inexperience but I don’t believe that Liz has run for any elected office to date.

Running for office is a skill in itself. One of the reasons I support Sarah is I know that she deserves a 10 for her talent on the campaign trail. That cannot be underestimated or discounted.

I think Liz should run for a House seat federally or state-wide first.


8 posted on 11/21/2009 1:09:08 PM PST by techno
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To: samtheman

What about Bachmann?


9 posted on 11/21/2009 1:13:17 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: rface
Sarah hasn't said she's running in 2012. Cheney and Bachmann? Bachmann and Cheney? Personally, Bachmann as Speaker of the House sends chills all up and down my spine. LOL. I'm kidding. But it does bring a smile to my face.


10 posted on 11/21/2009 1:13:20 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (Abortion-Euthanasia kills the very people for whom Social Justice is needed.)
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To: rface
In my humble opinion, I don't believe her people would pick Palin as a running mate because they would believe two women would be just a little over the top. On the other hand, leaving Palin out would be a big mistake. This is a unique situation. So, I think IF she did run it would be her against Palin in the Primaries (and a bunch of men Republicans too) Right now I would choose Sarah but will see how this develops in the future.
11 posted on 11/21/2009 1:15:11 PM PST by fish hawk (It's sad that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov)
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To: rface

I think we might see her take on Jim Webb in 2012. Would be great!


12 posted on 11/21/2009 1:16:54 PM PST by freespirited (Liberals are only liberal about sex & drugs. Otherwise, they want to control your life. --DHorowitz)
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To: rface
I don't care how articulate she is, conservatives are not going to support Liz Cheney.

At a time when conservatives are craving for someone who has spent their formative years and career outside of Washington, Liz has NO real-world background or executive experience; she is a lawyer who worked on behalf of internationalists and she has worked in the state department. In other words, she's a government bureaucrat/lawyer.

Liz also worked with the Romney campaign.

The ugly truth here is that she'll destroy Palin in a debate, and that what makes it sad, because (assuming this is all true) she is clearly putting her ego ahead of what's good for the nation. Her running for President will just split conservatives and then we'll get a chump like Huckabee/Pawlenty/Romney as the disastrous result.

Liz would be an excellent Secretary of State - and that's pretty much it. I wouldn't even want her for VP because her last name will just turn off independents who remember her father tied with Bush.

I believe the promotion of Liz is from Republican insiders turned off by Palin.

13 posted on 11/21/2009 1:17:40 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10 YEARS OF FREEPING! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EEE!!!)
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To: beaversmom

I don’t know a lot about Bachmann. I know I should. Tell me more.


14 posted on 11/21/2009 1:19:35 PM PST by samtheman
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To: rface
There is nothing that Liz Cheney has said or done that proves she is anything beyond (more conservative) than her globalist, elitest, RINO predecessors, ie; GW Bush, her Dad, Pappa Bush, Jeb, etc.

If it means more of the same RINO compassionate conservatism (big gubmint) Liz Cheney can take a hike.

I'll stick with Sarah.

15 posted on 11/21/2009 1:21:42 PM PST by Ranger Drew
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’m certainly not turned off by Palin but I’m more impressed when I hear Liz speak.


16 posted on 11/21/2009 1:21:47 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: rface

So a member of the Romney campaign who has never run for office before and can’t win her first race which would be for President of the United States, may run anyway?

That would sure muddy the waters for Romney’s only real competition, the female, Governor Palin.


17 posted on 11/21/2009 1:25:04 PM PST by ansel12 (Scozzafava/Romney 2012)
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To: techno
One of the reasons I support Sarah is I know that she deserves a 10 for her talent on the campaign trail.

Governor Palin has 16 years of political experience working with the people at the local, state, and federal level.

Liz Cheney is a bureaucrat/internationalist/corporate lawyer.

Palin is far more qualified to be President than Cheney, whose background suggests she would do well in an appointed role. Now I'm not saying that Cheney should be prevented from running for President, and given Palin's nature she'll probably step aside and even support her. But with the political situation we're in, now's not the time to choose someone from the beltway.

I trust that Cheney will do the right thing here, and recognize that Palin has unconditional grassroots support who won't consider any other candidate.

18 posted on 11/21/2009 1:26:38 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10 YEARS OF FREEPING! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EEE!!!)
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To: CaptainK
I’m certainly not turned off by Palin but I’m more impressed when I hear Liz speak.

Liz is very articulate and would be an asset in any administration.

19 posted on 11/21/2009 1:27:36 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10 YEARS OF FREEPING! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EEE!!!)
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To: Libloather

Liz for Sarah’s White House Chief of Staff!


20 posted on 11/21/2009 1:29:30 PM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I like both women and would be happy to see either one run for high office.


21 posted on 11/21/2009 1:29:58 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
The Cheney family, including Liz, is Beltway establishment, as much as I admire them. Dick Cheney endorsed Kay Bailey Hutchison for TX Gov. and Liz is a Romney supporter. As Romney seems to be fading with the conservative base, Liz is being promoted.

This nation may get one more shot at the ballot box to get back on the right track....maybe. It desperately needs a charismatic leader who inspires trust, who is willing to go to the mat for the people ("Politically, if I die, I die").

It's a no-brainer for me.

22 posted on 11/21/2009 1:38:14 PM PST by Al B. (Sarah Palin: Government "can't make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise".)
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To: CaptainK
I like both women and would be happy to see either one run for high office.

Either one would be an improvement of an unspeakable magnitude over the interloper currently in office.

23 posted on 11/21/2009 1:39:31 PM PST by Big Giant Head (Running my computer bare naked for over a year with no infections at all.)
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To: rface
Has Liz Cheney ever run for an elected office ? No ? And her first attempt at elected office is going to be for VP ?

24 posted on 11/21/2009 1:39:50 PM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: rface
Liz Cheney Running for President in 2012?

Who would be her running mate? Bugs Bunny?

That picture with her appendages hanging out will sure give confidence to the public.

Rediculous

25 posted on 11/21/2009 1:40:46 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: rface

Liz Cheney has been great. I probably would like to see her run for some kind of office (although starting at the top, for prez or vp seems a bit premature; plus, her Cheney name would probably be a drag with the electorate).

Also, I’d really have to know her stand on gay marriage, owing to her family situation. That’s one thing I’ll never accept in a candidate. They can be 100% rock-solid on every fiscal/defense/whatever issue, but if they are pro- gay marriage, I’ll never give them my vote.


26 posted on 11/21/2009 1:48:10 PM PST by greene66
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To: rface

At best Liz is a ‘moderate’. At worst she is left of center and is, like her husband, a globalist.


27 posted on 11/21/2009 1:50:16 PM PST by IbJensen (America being militarily and economically strong isn't enough: We must be morally strong!)
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To: All

Ooops. Wrong Cheney.


28 posted on 11/21/2009 1:50:56 PM PST by IbJensen (America being militarily and economically strong isn't enough: We must be morally strong!)
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To: rface

I like Liz but SARAH PALIN is my candidate. If “they” convinced America that Sarah Palin did not have the experience to be POTUS, what will they do to Liz Cheney?


29 posted on 11/21/2009 1:51:29 PM PST by no dems (ACORN: A Corrupt Organization Representing Non-whites)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
“her last name will just turn off independents who remember her father tied with Bush”

I agree with your analysis on Liz Cheney and her appeal to independents. But to be fair and balanced, we tend to ignore Palin’s appeal to independents which is anemic at best.

30 posted on 11/21/2009 1:54:49 PM PST by lt.america (wearing my Brooks Brothers shirt proudly)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

A big smile here too. :)


31 posted on 11/21/2009 2:00:51 PM PST by bronxville
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To: rface

Her resume does not top Hillary’s.


32 posted on 11/21/2009 2:05:02 PM PST by Conservativism
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To: lt.america
But to be fair and balanced, we tend to ignore Palin’s appeal to independents which is anemic at best.

Guess you haven't seen the latest polls this week. According to Rasmussen, she's at 51/43 (Fav/Unfav) overall vs. 47/52 for Obama. Among Independents according to Fox/Opinion Dynamics this week, she's polling 15 points better than Obama among Independents -- 49/38 for Palin vs. 34/51 for Obama.

33 posted on 11/21/2009 2:13:44 PM PST by Al B. (Sarah Palin: Government "can't make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise".)
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To: lt.america
we tend to ignore Palin’s appeal to independents which is anemic at best

That's because the McCain campaign refused to highlight Palin's record.
Far from being a religious right-wing whack-job, her record as Governor screams putting politics aside and working with both parties. You forget that she brought down REPUBLICANS in Juneau. That appeals well to independents.

34 posted on 11/21/2009 2:14:01 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10 YEARS OF FREEPING! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EEE!!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
“You forget that she brought down REPUBLICANS in Juneau. That appeals well to independents”

Pretty presumptuous of you to say “you forget”. I actually think that point was hammered home pretty consistently and when McCain picked her, with him actually saying that was the reason she was so appealing. The narrative about her being a religious nut-job was insinuated by the mainstream media and the liberal press and blogosphere ran wild with it.

35 posted on 11/21/2009 2:22:13 PM PST by lt.america (wearing my Brooks Brothers shirt proudly)
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To: rface

No more Clintons, Bushes, Romneys, Cheneys.

In Illinois, no more Ryans (related to George or not)

The one silver lining in this election was that there wasn’t a recycled name or incumbent on either party ticket. We hadn’t had that since Ike vs. Stevenson in ‘52.

THe Republican bench got pretty stale. The one good thing McCain did was get Sarah more credentialed.


36 posted on 11/21/2009 2:24:01 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: lt.america
we tend to ignore Palin’s appeal to independents which is anemic at best

Not so. Palin's favorable/unfavorable among independents is 49/38. By contrast, both Romney and Huckabee are in 30/25 territory.

For comparison, Palin's fav/unfav among Republicans was 71/20. But, among Democrats, it was 25/62. Notably, Romney and Huckabee were both around 25/25 with Democrats -- failing to stir any particular hatred.

But Sarah really got their blood boiling...

37 posted on 11/21/2009 2:26:08 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Dr. Sivana

>> No more Clintons, Bushes, Romneys, Cheneys.

You can drop Cheney from that list.


38 posted on 11/21/2009 2:26:48 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: rface

Perhaps she should get herself elected to some other office, first.

You know - prove she has vote-getting power.


39 posted on 11/21/2009 2:28:08 PM PST by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
You don't think McCain was recycled?

Ha!!

BTW....Liz Cheney could kick McCain's butt.....

40 posted on 11/21/2009 2:28:33 PM PST by Osage Orange (Obama's a self-made man who worships his own creator...............)
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To: Al B.
Your right, I didn't see that. Do you have links? I saw the latest fox news poll, but didn't see Palin’s name mentioned anywhere in the body.
41 posted on 11/21/2009 2:28:50 PM PST by lt.america (wearing my Brooks Brothers shirt proudly)
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To: Libloather
PALIN /CHENEY 2012 -(we don't care if its Dick or Liz)
42 posted on 11/21/2009 2:30:16 PM PST by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: HighlyOpinionated
In a way it's ironic that three of the top GOP favs who have lots of guts and quite frankly balls as big as a basket ball happen to be gals! Where the hell are all the RR male types!!
43 posted on 11/21/2009 2:33:10 PM PST by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Liz is very articulate and would be an asset in any administration

Absolutely, you only need to see her destroy the dems she opposes on TV once to realize she has star power and her dads guts not to mention she can think on her feet like few others.

44 posted on 11/21/2009 2:35:54 PM PST by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: Al B.
Few seem to realize that Sarah Palin has been through a virtual sh!tstorm of people in both parties trying to destroy her over the past year. She has morphed from a pleasant, nonchalant, beauty from Alaska to a fire eater that now calls the media the lamestream media and can do countless interviews with the toughest of the tough all in a couple of weeks.(Notice she scared Bill O Reilly so bad he dared not interrupt her once!!, The guy was deadly scared of her.)

Shes not the novice she was year ago, not even close.

Personally I would be proud to see her run for potus and would support her 110%.

45 posted on 11/21/2009 2:50:03 PM PST by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: lt.america
Your right, I didn't see that. Do you have links? I saw the latest fox news poll, but didn't see Palin’s name mentioned anywhere in the body.

Link here for the Fox/OD Palin numbers (page 1). Poll was conducted Nov. 17 and 18, after her first TV interviews and coincident with book release.

The Rasmussen numbers for Obama are from today's daily tracking poll. The Palin numbers are in the internals they conducted on Nov. 13 and 14 for a story they did.

46 posted on 11/21/2009 2:52:52 PM PST by Al B. (Sarah Palin: Government "can't make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise".)
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To: rodguy911

Bump


47 posted on 11/21/2009 2:53:16 PM PST by LucyJo
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To: rface

From my handle you can see I’m for Palin. But is doesn’t have to be Sarah in 2012. There are many true conservatives who may rise by then. I would prefer Sarah not be burdened with the presidency. The attacks from the left will be deadly. Liz Cheney looks pretty good to me.


48 posted on 11/21/2009 2:56:37 PM PST by rae4palin
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To: LucyJo

Thanks Lucy— Go Sarah go!


49 posted on 11/21/2009 2:59:44 PM PST by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: rodguy911
I actually thought Sarah relished the O'Reilly interview. No-nonsense and straight-forward with no soap opera stuff. They seemed to have good chemistry. I look forward to more interviews with O'Reilly.

As for your characterizion of Palin a year ago, I do agree that her outlook on the media was from the viewpoint of a novice. She had no idea what was coming. Couple that with her being muzzled and "handled" by the incompetent McCain staff, it was a disaster.

Those days are over. She knows what this book represents, a second chance to define herself to America. Not many politicians get a chance like this.

50 posted on 11/21/2009 3:06:21 PM PST by Al B. (Sarah Palin: Government "can't make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise".)
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