posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 11:04 PM
Originally posted by dolphinfan
reply to post by mikelee
I don't buy it. My sense of this is that this is one of two things:
Liberals driving up emotion in their base supported by their pals in the media. Obama is sending troops to help out the Afgans in the losing cause
that Dick started and that is inflaming his base. What better way to get them to jump on his bandwagon than by creating the notion that they ought
to be happy that they don't have Dick in office. Oh and by the way, you need to get back on the bandwagon or you'll be looking at President Cheney
in a couple. It is plain and simple nonsense.
It could also be a vehicle for his daughter to come out as some half baked proxy to get herself on TV to support her own political ambitions. She
clearly wants to run for something and getting her face out there only helps.
He won't run. His health sucks, he's been in government for ever (he was the White House Chief of Staff for Ford, so he's been in the Executive
Branch most of his adult life). He is currently making a ton of dough. he is way too smart to run.
My first hypothesis is the right one. Liberals driving up hatred of Cheney to solidify their base now that the "ONE" has lost his luster.
Liz may do well at running for Mayor or Rep but anyhting beyond that is not in reach because she has no base other than name recognition. many people
simply wouldn't vote for her due to that alone. I doubt she'll run for anything. In the next few years maybe.
I think it would be a dangerous game to play with the thinking of "they don't have Dick" by the Libs because right now, they don't have
themselves in many aspects. The current President (in my opinion) is moving to being a lame duck near the end of his term based so far, on
both his actions & inactions including delaying many decisions that many in bothe Congress and Senate have stated should have made by now. Some may
feel impelled to say Obama is thoughtful in his decisions yet many others simply view it as being simply inexperienced at making important decisions.
Liberals might be htinking that they can compete against a Cheney ticket but I really don;t think they would do well as they think just as many
thought Obama wouldn;t get elected either. its the same thought. Obama was an underdog to many in the election with many writting him off the whole
way. When McCain announced Palin as his running mate many people were angry with him because they did not know Palin and she was not well known either
outside of Alaska to the nation. No one knew where she stood on any issues. it was learn as we go and many did not like that at all. Palin was the
choice to counter the black vote in the election and it didn't work because many female voters found her "too much" for them to comprehend. It was
an easier choice to vote for Obama simply because he had celebrity backing and a popularity among blacks that has not been seen in many years prior to
And not to mention, people were simply tired of being in a war and they were tired of Bush and his closed door secret type of politics. However we are
still in a war with more troops more than likely being sent to Afghanistan. By all accounts it seems like the same 'ol same 'ol in the White House.
The shine is almost gone and its time to get down to actually brining baout the change promised. otherwise Obama is going to be a one term wonder.