Originally posted by Boatphone
Vice President Cheney could easily win the Republican Presidential nomination if he wanted to have it. 2008 will be the first time in a long while
that neither an incumbent President nor Vice President will be running for President of the United States.
Well, probably if that statement were made a year or two ago, it would probably be a definate. Of course, when the Republicans were all on the same
page, he would have won the nomination hands down. Now, though, with the party becoming divided over all the controversial things that Bush has been
doing, Cheney's chief of staff being indited(sp?), etc... I don't know how sure of a thing that would be anymore.
But say he won the Republican nomination, he would (obviously) have to also win over the Democratic nominee, and with Bush's approval ratings at
somewhere around 37% now, it seems as if a lot of people, Republicans included are not feeling so comfortable with the GOP.
Anyway, none of that was what I was even thinking. I was thinking more around the lines of that what I have read about the man....
In short your post is not reflective of someone who understands how the nomination process works, or who [understands] anything about Mr.
.........actually, I do do a lot of reading about people in politics - I find it interesting, and for other reasons also, none being
that I want to know Mr. Cheney........Like I was saying, from what I have read about the man, he strikes me as someone who doen't like to really work
for anything. He sounds as if he would rather have things handed to him, and just skate by on a sort of pretense that he was more important than he
was, you know, he sounds like he wants everything, but the less work involved, the better. So my thinking was simply that why bother to run for an
election, do all that campaigning, etc.... when he could attain the same result without doing any of that, and without any opposition. As a matter of
fact, I never said that it had even occurred to Cheney himself to do or say anything to put something like that in motion. Just because it crossed my
mind, means nothing more than it is a theory that I somewhat entertain. After all, there's a saying, I forget it word for word, but that the Vice
President is always one breath away from becoming the President.
Also, Mr. Cheney and Mr. Bush are good friends, and even if they were not it is insane to think that Mr. Cheney would go around
You must be pretty chummy with the elite, or you believe what you see on "the news", or maybe I'm being sarcastic and I appologize for that, but
how else could you possibly know if Bush & Cheney are good friends, just because that is the impression they want to give the public?
But, you are right, it would be totally insane on my part, and pretty stupid on Cheney's part to think that he would go around killing. People in
positions like that never do the dirty work themselves....
Incidently, did you know that he has written a book entitled:
"Kings of the Hill: How nine Powerful Men Changed the Course of American History" - 1996.ISBN 07567586864 ? Pretty "interesting" (for lack of a
better word) reading. But, great insight into the man............
The simple fact is that Mr. Cheney does not want to run for President.
You're some kind of mind reader
Hey, boatphone. In all sincerety, you are O.K. in my book. I wanted feedback from all angles, and you gave yours. I've read some of your other
posts and although I rarely agreed with them, they are always well written and straight to the point. I enjoy reading them.
[edit on 3/14/2006 by CyberKat]