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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 07:08 PM
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Christopher Barron, Webmaster of "Draft Cheney" site, can't envision a 2012 victory without Dick


As unlikely as it sounds -- and even though Cheney himself describes it as absurd -- a movement is afoot to "draft" Cheney into running for president in 2012. Some conservatives want the former vice president to do more than just beat Obama in the press. They want him to beat the president in the polls, too.

Public discontent and anger toward Cheney and the rest of the Bush administration are widely blamed for the success of Democratic candidates in 2006 and 2008. Many Republicans in Congress have taken pains to distance themselves from the Bush years; one of the most withering attacks against John McCain during the 2008 presidential campaign was that he represented a third Bush term.

But Christopher Barron, who last week filed papers to launch his "Draft Cheney 2012" group and Web site, says Republicans need Cheney -- that he's the only one with the experience and conservative credentials necessary to lead the party at a critical juncture in its quest for identity and dominance.

He knows Cheney is opposed to the idea. But that doesn't matter.

"We know that Dick Cheney doesn't want to run for president," Barron said. "This is about convincing the former vice president that we need him to run."

Barron, a political consultant and former political director for the Log Cabin Republicans, said his organization is already attracting contributions and hundreds of followers who want to see Cheney do more with his life.

"This is one of those seminal moments in the history of our party. ... What is this party going to stand for?" Barron said. "And I think there is only one man who is capable of bringing the entire Republican coalition together and speaking with clarity about the values that have made our party great. And that is Vice President Cheney."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/12/04/draft-cheney... /
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 07:16 PM
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1. YOU CAN'T DRAFT DICK CHENEY!!! The US mil tried during Vietnam, remember!
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 07:40 PM
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2. If the Dick wins, his VP will take over 1/21/13
24 hours will finish him off, guaranteed.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 07:45 PM
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3. Dick is ineligible, pending indictments, including war crimes.
See Dick.
Dick is a felon.
Run, Dick, Run.
Far, far away from the mantle!

Hawkeye-X
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 07:48 PM
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4. Looks like he'll have to knock up Lynn once more to avoid the draft.
When will they learn - YOU CAN'T DRAFT DICK CHENEY!
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