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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I personally think some insider to the McCain inner circle pushed Palin as someone likely to stumble the campaign.
The problem with that is that the Palin pick energized the campaign and the ticket was pushing ahead of Obumbles/Mongoloid until the economy tanked.
Because i saw Sarahs handler during the 08 campaign was a Romney worker. Because the 50k wardrobe story came from a Romneybot inside McCains campaign assiged to Sarah. Because i saw Romneyboy Schmidt stop Sarah from an election night speech.
I have witnesses that the negatives she has, resulted from a 3 year campaign the GOP has rarely see to tear her down.
And because i havent seen Sarah endorse him. I think she was just what we needed. I wasn’t alone. So he worked hard to destroy here in a very personal way.
If Romney wants my vote, all he has to do is go ask Sarah to endorse him. Whats so hard about that? LOL
The RINOs are herding around their guy. It was inevitable that it woud happen.
I bow to the superior wisdom and knowledge of Dick Cheney.
And yet the Bush family, which should have a better idea of ‘what it takes’, in terms of experience, to serve as president than the Big Dick has, has been all hot for the 2-year US Senator Marco Rubio, who has no executive or private sector experience and is years younger than Palin was when she was picked, to be named as Romney’s veep.
What a tool.
Stunning stupidity (or they just want “their man” named so they’ll continue to have ‘access’.)
“I have witnesses that the negatives she has, resulted from a 3 year campaign the GOP has rarely see to tear her down.”
Make that i have wittnessed that the negatives she has, resulted from a 3 year campaign the GOP has rarely seen to tear her down.
Of course he has high negatives. The GOP worked relentlessly to create them, especially in the year when TEA arose. So if they want my vote, they need to go do some Sarah ass kissing. And it isn’t about her personally, it’s that SHE represents what i think. So what they have done to her, they have done to me too.
So i conclude they must not need my vote too badly. Otherwise, they wouldn’t flip me the finger.
OOPS! Forgot the sarcasm tag.
Bet you didn't know that either.
The whole point of not telling anyone about that feature was so enlistments wouldn't be discouraged.
Never heard that! wow
“Bush/Cheney was a big mistake.”
Nope, Cheney not Bush/Chenney was a mistake.
1. Cheney had to lie to be nominate and not forfeit the Texas electoral votes. So he quickly changed his voter registration to Wyoming from Texas.
2. He was too ill and too old to ever run for president so at the end of the Bush years, their was no one in line. So the rino John McCain was able to step into the vacuum and get the nomination.
3. His health meant that Cheney was always far less prepared than Palin to handle the job of president.
4. He was too inside the beltway then and now as his foolishness not well reasoned opinion on Palin shows.
When you ask someone to help you pick a VEEP or any other position, they are excluded. It is not at all unusual for the guy in charge to have a moment where he wants to pick the advisor vetting candidates. It is a natural human emotion to say, well what about you. A big person, a responsible friend and advisor says no, I have discovered these candidates that are better. Cheney was apparently too big an egotist and as his opinion on Palin shows too small an intellect to be a good friend and advisor to G.W.Bush at that moment and decline.
Wow - I am very disappointed to hear Cheney say that. I have always respected him and appreciated his service to the country. It’s hard to hear him say that about Sarah.
I only voted for Sarah, not for McCain. Had McCain picked someone else I doubt I’d have voted for him period. I think without Sarah McCain would have lost by a landslide and it would have never gotten as close as it did before he suspended his campaign and ran back to DC to handle the economic crisis.
“Id say picking John McCain was the huge mistake.”
I absolutely agree with you and Cheney making a statement like this I find irritating....to me it is like the Dems still blaming Bush for everything and now the GOP is still trying to blame Palin for McCain’s loss.......
Do ANY of you people really need any more evidence that the Romney forced nomination is part of a grand GOP elite plan to marginalize the Tea Party? They want us to be like the blacks in the RAT Party . just line up and vote for who we tell you boys.
Disagree. By your assertion, the Tea party is already dead.
Hardly. It’s still growing.
The Tea Party will be there to hold a President Romney to account just like Jugears McSandtrap. We are much more active in the Senate and House races than POTUS and a Romney presidency is very much working toward Tea Party goals. Why? Because hammering Romney on fiscal conservatism will start to overcome the vicious media narrative and prove, once and for all to see, we couldn’t care less about race.
The key is Congress, not POTUS. That, and the State and Local level, is the long game. A more Conservative, less RINOy Congress is key to fixing this nation. The Dems are committing slow suicide, as far as I am concerned and we are making gains at the State and Local level.
Jeez... isn't that a ridiculous overreaction? He said some nice things about Palin but expressed his opinion that she wasn't ready to be the number two person in the free world.
Can't you just disagree with Cheney without losing your mind?
I disagree with people all the time, but I don't feel the need to insult them over nothing.
Picking John McCain proved the GOPe learned nothing from picking Bob Dole as a candidate.
Picking John McCain proved the GOPe learned nothing from picking Bob Dole as a candidate.
My first thought, too. The media pre-picked him and a lot of people bought it.
They picked Tom Dewey twice, even though he proved himself a loser the first time around. And before that, they picked Wendell Willkie and Alf Landon. You don't have to be Einstein to figure out why the GOP has been dubbed the stupid party.
Ditto and bump that!
Giving ABC an interview brings him down a notch in my book. And lambasting Palin takes him off the list.
You're kidding me.
By that standard, Mitt's not even close to being qualified to run for president. He'd better get his hiney back to Massachusetts and serve another term as Governor, then spend a term in the US Senate before trying his hand at presidential politics again.
It continues to amaze me that some on our side set such a high bar for experience in front of Sarah Palin, and NO other politician. Let me remind you that Sarah Palin had twenty years of experience in public service when she ran for VP. Twenty years.
Not only that, of the four individuals running in the 2008 race, she was the ONLY one of them who possessed any executive experience. She was more qualified than the lot of them to be president.
IMO it just shows what we already know—their complaints about Sarah Palin have nothing to do with her level, degree, or type of political experience.
“Hey DICK, want to win??? How about giving us conservatives top of the ticket instead of arch RINOs like Romney.”
How many elections does it take to figure out that the Cheneys, McCains, Bush’s, Palins are NEVER going to ‘give’ us a conservative????
How many??? When you all stop drinking the GOP Kool aid, that’s when.
There are a lot of shades to this argument. Sarah Palin was not ready. On the other hand, the other three of the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates all had even less relevant experience.
A nice collection of points nicely made!
She is the only Conservative that has been able to make an impact directly on the pop culture... you know... that thing that is destroying our Republic.
Yeah, imagine the difference in America today with an Alaskan Corruption fighter in office instead of the Chichago Politics as usual Thugocracy we have endured to date.
Dick Cheney is WRONG! I would never have voted for McCain WITHOUT Sarah Palin being on the ticket.
Same here. And I suspect there are thousands like us.
There was a time when I just loved Cheney — I even have a cat named after him. So sad to find out what he really is....
Thanks for posting that. Newt supported Sarah and Sarah and Todd supported Newt. The establishment have gone out of their way to nuke them both. Sarah is out stumping for tea party candidates and they perceive her as a huge threat. They fear the tea party and anyone connected with it.
There were many dads over in Vietnam...
The GOPe is getting ready to blow another one with Mitt. I would think he would be smart enough to latch on to the excitement at the Beck rally last night, but he doesn’t need the tea party. He will go ahead and pick someone more vanilla than him, Portman is my guess, and not have to worry about being out done by his running mate. Yawn.
Simply disagreeing with Obama will NOT get the job done. But he cannot hear anyone except Rowe.
Hey DICK, methinks that new heart of yours came from a PDSer.
Go back to the shotgun range and practice!!!
my my how times change...that woulda got ya banned her in 2003..
the naysayers then were more right than we knew...i saw folks here question Bush from jump street
i didn't till amnesty really...
And another thing....DICK....when you and your GOPe clique were out screwing the conservative base and protecting your little fiefdoms, Palin has been working the grass roots and rallying the base.
Ohhhhh, that’s right, She’s been getting a new batch of CONSERVATIVES into the arena....ahhhh, I see. She’s starting a new club and your friends ain’t in it.
and only Levin actually smacked Romney about
it showed how disassociated GOP leadership is ..by and large...from it's base
this is how parties collapse historically in time
Why does Dick Cheney feel it necessary to attack Sarah Palin?.
by Mark Levin on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 9:57am ·
I’m a fan of the former vice president but this isn’t classy. And he’s also wrong. John McCain ran a terrible campaign; the Bush-Cheney administration had become very unpopular with the American people, including many Republicans; and the Bush-Cheney administration was every bit as activist when it came to expanding domestic spending and government activism as the Nixon administration. The continuing attacks on leaders of grassroot conservatives by the Republican establishment, especially former Bush administration officials, need to end now. They got their nominee and they need to focus on Obama.
I had planned on not voting for Mc Cain. After he picked Palin,against my better judgement I voted for him. I will not vote for Romney.
F U Cheney.
” my my how times change...that woulda got ya banned her in 2003..”
People, even Freepers, simply refuse to look at the facts and records of people once they’ve ‘fallen’ for their beloved candidates. It’s ALL about emotion. They’ll do anything but admit they were mistaken in picking the jerk in the first place! My GAWD, they’re not having a personal relationship with these politicians but you’d never know it. The emotion has to go or we are sunk!
Dick Cheney’s son in law was buried deep in the Justice Dept, partly responsible for Ramos/Compean prosecution and all kinds of nefarious junk. Cheney’s domestic policy advisor Cesar Conda helped destroy prop 187 in Calif and is an amnesty pusher who went to work for Soros.
All these politicians want is power and they don’t care who they use to get it! Democrats use blacks, gays, etc. Repubicans use the Christian right, 2nd amendment folks, etc.
The point is WE ARE ALL BEING USED, but damn at least throw out some of the users once in a while! Or at least admit who they are!
But Algore would have been worse!
Dick’s gone limp!
Agreed. Who would have guessed that the MSM would throw their own rule about not beating up on a girl out the window and attack her almost 24/7 with fabricated BS. She got it from the MSM worse than Justice Clarence Thomas ever did. I’d still vote for her today.
I never got all the Cheney worship. It seemed like he had an agenda of his own that didn't have much in common with conservatism.
I do understand why so many people like and admire Palin, though some times I think they don't see her clearly enough.
But now that Cheney's set himself in opposition to Palin, people are going to have to rethink where they stand.
>> “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.” <<
Every vote McSlime got was a vote for Palin.
SO VERY TRUE!
It was Sarah who turned me around, NOT McCain.
Cheney is blaming Palin because that's how the "good ol' boy" club operates.
If he disparaged McCain he'd be expelled.
With the exception of Sarah Palin, they're ALL pretty much DIP$HITS.
Hes scared of her because shes a Conservative AND a woman and has the mascaline gumption he lacks and hes having his peons attack her again...
Did you think Romney said that about Palin?
Or do you think Cheney is somehow Romney's peon?
Or do you just not care?