Skip to comments.Cheney: Palin pick in ’08 “a mistake”
Posted on 07/29/2012 9:49:25 AM PDT by RobinMasters
As we wait for Mitt Romney to pick his running mate in the next few weeks, the last successful GOP running mate has been privately advising the current GOP nominee and the head of his VP search committee, Beth Myers. Cheney believes that the #2 slot has to be filled with someone ready to take over the top job on Day 1 and that John McCain flunked that test in 2008. In an interview with ABC News Jonathan Karl, Cheney called the selection of Sarah Palin a mistake:
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Dick Cheney is WRONG! I would never have voted for McCain WITHOUT Sarah Palin being on the ticket. McCain would have lost by a landslide without her! Cheney is just another establishment GOPer!
I’d say picking John McCain was the huge mistake.
I’m intrigued that GLBT-ABC-Disney is concern that the GOP don’t blow their chances by choosing “the wrong” VP candidate.
Neither Barack Obama nor Joe Biden have the skills necessary to be President of the United States of America. The alphabet networks would never report that inconvenient truth.
McLame lost in a blow out. He would have been vaporized if conservatives were not voting bottom of the ticket for Palin.
Hey DICK, want to win??? How about giving us conservatives top of the ticket instead of arch RINOs like Romney.
“Id say picking John McCain was the huge mistake.”
the repub elites are desperate and in total fear of Sarah Palin! Here is a clown on his deathbed dissing an American Patriot. How low can a scumbag go? Get lost cheney.
Read this earlier today
I think Palin was the reason McCain did as well as he did. But I agree that Palin needed more time in higher office.
Of course we have a POSOTUS who had very little background other than as outside agitator. And it shows.
Bush/Cheney was a big mistake.
The GOP should have realized the this country is no longer “your daddy’s America”. Over half of the voters are freeriding, freeloaders who only vote to get themselves government handouts and freebies.
Orders from the GOP-e?
It was totally petty and a shameless MSM butt kiss on his part.
Lost some respect for the former Veep...
I agree completely. I had decided to just not vote but when he picked Palin, I held my nose and voted for McCain.
No, the mistake was McCain, not Palin.
In 2012, the country will get either Romney or Obama. I won't be participating in that particular voting exercise because I would be ashamed to have voted for either.
It's people like Cheney -- deep establishment guys -- who have built a political system that feels broken, and dirty and wrong to me. The Tree of Liberty thirsts and I have no plan to do anything that might delay the drink.
The only reason I voted for mcain/Palin was because of Palin. Otherwise I would have voted for the Libertarian or Constitution party ticket.
Had McCain picked a southern governor of some sort who had faced off the media and had some experience...it might have swung 500k votes over toward McCain. I personally think some insider to the McCain inner circle pushed Palin as someone likely to stumble the campaign. I would also make this comment...had Palin simply gone on being Alaska governor for a full eight years, and eventually challenged Senator Lisa...it would have been a better path in the long run and given her more time to mature. Accepting the VP option...was the wrong choice.
Cheney is part of the anti-social conservative gop-e, a Romney man.
Yes, Cheney is wrong and McCain was the poor choice.
I believe Palin was a bold choice. I believe Quayle hurt Bush-1 but he survived. Quayle had been an upcoming bright Senator (ala Rubio) but the media sliced and diced him from the git-go.
Ferarro was similarly torn apart due to “questions” about her husband. (Media usually does not care about men’s spouses — unless they are Republicans)
I’d like to see Mitt pick Sarah this time. I do not see anyone better. Jeb Bush? are you kidding? Then a bunch of nobodys (ala Pawlenty). The media would ballyhoo Christy’s girth unmercifully.
The only one who may help deliver a key state, Ohio, would be Portman but he is really not well known in the Buckeye state.
Puckings are slim.
I would have liked Gen Petraeus but Bambi has marinated him in so much crap in the mishandled wars, he may have some tarnish.
Voting for Palin was the first time I was truly enthused about voting since Reagan, as she exemplified everything I wanted in a leader, from her conservative/reformer stances to her grit, to her non-elitist background. So, she’a a MISTAKE? Well, if she’s a mistake to the “GOP” leadership, then the GOP does not represent me, and the only “mistake” was that I ever put any faith, trust or respect in the Republican Party, which obviously holds people like me in contempt.
I’ve lost some respect for the former VP too.