June 16, 2009
CNN has an interesting story about former American Vice-President Dick Cheney – http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/06/15/cia-head-suggests-cheney-hoping-for-terrorist-attack/
It seems the head of the CIA has hinted that Cheney is cynically hoping for a terrorist attack on American soil to boost his neo-conservative-counter terrorism arguements.
I admit it may be a slightly wildcard suggestion but could Vice-President Cheney be planning to run in 2012?
True he did not run in 2008 but maybe this was because post 2005 he knew the Bush legacy made it impossible to win.
It ’12 Cheney will only be 71 – younger than McCain was last year. And Younger than Regan in 84. And the same age as William Henry Harrison.
And who else have the GOP got. Sarah Palin?
She may be too controversial to win the nomination but the Republican base would love her as VP again to add some glamour to a Cheney headed ticket.
I appreciate Cheney is deeply unpopular – so there’s no way he’d beat Obama-Biden – unless there was a close shave with terrorism – that say the OBiden administration only just foiled – then Cheney might shine…
Stranger things have happened.
June 15, 2009
I accept that my post stating that Lady Thatcher had ‘thrashed’ President Obama was misleading.
However the underlying truth of Thatcherite inventions in the US political process remains.
An article from the Telegraph records that no less than 3 Republican candidates claimed her endorsement in 2007/8.
Could she endorse Governor Palin in the 2012 race as another strong female leader?
June 15, 2009
I for one am SHOCKED that a former Prime Minister has criticised a current President in this way
What can her motives be? Is it constructive criticism aimed at helping Obama, or is she aiming to help the Republicans win in 2012?
Update: As 2 anonymous commentors have pointed out the article I linked to is not actually by Lady Thatcher but a contributor to her website who may not even know her.
I should have made this clearer.
I now have in the title.
I think the story is still interesting, and still wonder if Thatcher will help the Republicans in the 2012 elections. Remember John McCain was photographed with her in 2008 – as was Guliani.