Skip to comments.Liz Cheney Running for President in 2012?
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. Lets take a look at who Liz Cheney really is .
Education: Bachelors 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.
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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Against Sarah? Not a chance.
Let’s make it Palin-Cheney.
The All American All Girl ticket.
How about Palin/Chaney?
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.
As much as I like Ms Cheney, the above statement is not true.
Still I love the notion of her running.
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.
What about Bachmann?
I think we might see her take on Jim Webb in 2012. Would be great!
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.
I don’t know a lot about Bachmann. I know I should. Tell me more.
If it means more of the same RINO compassionate conservatism (big gubmint) Liz Cheney can take a hike.
I'll stick with Sarah.
I’m certainly not turned off by Palin but I’m more impressed when I hear Liz speak.
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.
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.
Liz is very articulate and would be an asset in any administration.
Liz for Sarah’s White House Chief of Staff!
I like both women and would be happy to see either one run for high office.
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.
Either one would be an improvement of an unspeakable magnitude over the interloper currently in office.
Who would be her running mate? Bugs Bunny?
That picture with her appendages hanging out will sure give confidence to the public.
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.
At best Liz is a ‘moderate’. At worst she is left of center and is, like her husband, a globalist.
Ooops. Wrong Cheney.
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?
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.
A big smile here too. :)
Her resume does not top Hillary’s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
>> No more Clintons, Bushes, Romneys, Cheneys.
You can drop Cheney from that list.
Perhaps she should get herself elected to some other office, first.
You know - prove she has vote-getting power.
BTW....Liz Cheney could kick McCain's butt.....
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.
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%.
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.
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.
Thanks Lucy— Go Sarah go!
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.