posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 05:10 PM
David Petraeus running for president, with Fox News chief Roger Ailes as his campaign manager and News Corporation boss Rupert Murdoch
“bankrolling” the whole operation. That, as first reported in today’s Washington Post story by Bob Woodward, was the broad strokes of an offer
delivered by a Fox News contributor, on Ailes’ behalf, during a meeting with the future, and now former, CIA director in the spring of 2011.
Apparently in early 2011, Rupert Murdoch sent a representative to General Petraeus and asked him if he would consider running for president.
Murdoch runs NewsCorp, and would have made sure Petraeus was financially taken care of...
Also, having Fox News behind him would have eliminated a lot of the disagreement within the party during the primary. It would have been Petraeus vs.
Obama, and Petreaus would have had a great shot at winning.
If, of course, he hadn't been having an affair.
Maybe the investigation of Petreaus originated from the prospect that he might run, they needed to dig up dirt on potential candidates.
I'm sure the offer was turned down because Petraeus knew his affair would get outed eventually..
Interesting story. Thought?