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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-04 12:30 PM
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Cheney May Help or Hinder Bush's Chances
Vice President Dick Cheney, enormously popular with conservatives, will be key to turning out the Republican base this November. But campaign officials say they will use Cheney to persuade undecided voters as well.

Democrats delight in the prospect, saying the vice president is so divisive that they hope swing voters hear his name again and again. Even some delegates to the GOP convention fear that Cheney's personal style and his reputation as a resolute conservative will turn these voters off. The Bush campaign replies that Cheney has the stature and experience to discuss national security, a central issue in this campaign, and that voters know he could step seamlessly into the Oval Office if needed.

``We're not limiting him,'' said Bush strategist Matthew Dowd. ``He's respected. Whether or not some Democrats like him or dislike him, he's respected.''He took a prime role at the Republican National Convention, kicking off the event at an Ellis Island rally, attending festivities in the hall each night and delivering a searing indictment of Democrat John Kerry in his own nationally televised speech.

Over the next two months, Cheney plans to travel as many as five days each week to battleground states. Sometimes he will go to conservative areas where President Bush runs strong, and sometimes to areas where the race is tighter, Dowd said. Bush and Cheney will travel separately -- for security reasons, the campaign says. And planners will make sure they do not overlap their visits to an area, to maximize crowds and local media coverage. Cheney will visit some remote areas where airports cannot accommodate Air Force One.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-Cheneys-Rol...
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readmylips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-04 12:37 PM
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1. more like Destroy if Dems overwhelm that war profiteer....
The strength of bush is cheney, we need to cut his legs off with facts and Ad attacks against him....that old bastard, heartless war profiteer.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-04 12:38 PM
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2. Candidate for this month's "You Call This NEWS?" award
In related stories:

Kerry May Help or Hinder Bush's Chances
The Boston Red Sox May Help or Hinder The New York Yankees' Chances
Bugs Bunny May Help or Hinder Elmer Fudd's Chances

...but then again, they may not.

:headbang:
rocknation
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-04 12:54 PM
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3. Cheney is a world class screw-up. Here's a Rolling Stone piece on him.
It's a fascinating read.

-snip-

This pattern of misplaced confidence in Cheney, followed by disastrous results, runs throughout his life -- from his days as a dropout at Yale to the geopolitical chaos he has helped create in Baghdad. Once you get to know his history, the cycle becomes clear: First, Cheney impresses someone rich or powerful, who causes unearned wealth and power to be conferred on him. Then, when things go wrong, he blames others and moves on to a new situation even more advantageous to himself.

-snip-

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story?id=6450422&p...
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-04 12:56 PM
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4. kick off event at Ellis Island?
with like 200 people when there were 250,000 marching down the streets of NYC

wow big whoop there
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Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-04 12:57 PM
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5. Every republician I know would never vote for Cheney and said
he's the reason they may not vote at all.
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