Cheney's Daughter Endorses Romney, Is the Fix In?
Dick Cheney's daughter Liz, a GOP party stalwart, has publicly endorsed Mitt Romney. Does such an endorsement imply that the Republican Party feels that the Mittster has the least exposure to a fall whisper campaign? (The GOP needn't worry - I don't think the Dems really know how to launch such a campaign...)
...no, not that Cheney. But close...and close enough to believe that Dick Cheney's daughter, Liz, certainly knew the implications:
MIAMI (AP) -- Liz Cheney, one of Vice President Dick Cheney's daughters, has signed onto Mitt Romney's presidential campaign as a senior foreign policy adviser.
Cheney most recently worked in the State Department handling Middle East affairs.
While her father and President Bush have both vowed to remain neutral as their fellow Republicans battle it out for the GOP nomination, the endorsement is likely to be well received among conservatives...I still don't envison Mitt Romney exciting the evangelical wing of the GOP. And frankly, there's no chance of any GOP candidate winning the general election without the support of the fringe religious right.
The more I think about it, though, the more that I see the upcoming election as more about ""whisper" campaigns than the millions that will be spent on legacy media advertising. Regardless of who the GOP and Dem nominees end up being, there's very significant undercurrents running on both sides of the aisle. And when both sides of the aisle start paying attention to each other (once the primary fights are over), that's when word of mouth campaigning (and anonymous emails and accusations) become the driver to energize the base of both sides.