Finally, an idea has lifted me out of my pre-2008 doldrums. DRAFT LYNNE CHENEY FOR PRESIDENT!
The beloved wife, mother, and grandmother is an accomplished historian and the author of over ten books, several of them bestsellers. As a former National Endowment for the Humanities chairman and current American Enterprise Institute fellow who has been married to a White House chief of staff, defense secretary, and vice president, Mrs. Cheney certainly knows her way around Washington. [GP Ed. Note – Her credentials and experience are already equal to Hillary Clinton and higher than Barack Obama… at the time of their elections to the US Senate.]
That she had no fear going on Jon Stewart’s patronizing comedy news show is no big surprise. Lynne Cheney is a woman who knows how to make herself heard.
Recall that in a 2004 debate, John Kerry tried to use the Cheneys’ daughter, who is gay, against President Bush, who supports a federal amendment to protect traditional marriage. Lynne Cheney shot back the next day, calling “a cheap and tawdry political trick” and that Senator Kerry “is not a good man” for lowering himself.
The best reason to back Lynne Cheney for president, though, is the sheer fun of it: She would shake up the race, and she would make watching it a treat. The woman knows what she wants to say and says it well — which would take some stress off her natural allies. Moreover, she has declared herself “uncomfortable” with the thought of Hillary Clinton as president, and has voiced a preference for “politicians that are more in the Dick Cheney mold, who say what they mean and mean what they say”; I’d call that fire in the belly. Run, Cheney, run!
Don’t get me wrong, I enthusiastically support Rudy Giuliani and I think he would be a great leader and President. And although I think he is the ONLY declared Republican Presidential candidate who has a chance to stand up against the Clinton machine, I do think he would split the Republican Party and should he win — it would be an ugly victory.
And, until the GOP nomination is decided…. there is a Patriot House factional split between GP for Rudy and PatriotPartner for Fred Thompson.
But the idea of Lynne Cheney running for President is one that I could completely embrace. I would pay good money to see a Presidential Debate between Lynne and Hillary. One is clearly pro-America, the other clearly pro-United Nations (“It takes a village!”. It would be a delicious campaign.
Kudos to K-Lo at The Corner for starting the dialogue!