Dickmentum: GOP Strategists Pushing Cheney for 2012?

Via John Cole, "feel the Dickmentum":


At first, it seemed like a joke. Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto opined on Monday that -- if the 2012 election were to turn to national security -- "it's hard to think of a better candidate... than Richard B. Cheney."

But while his headline -- "Cheney for President" -- provoked guffaws in some quarters, several of the party's most well-regarded strategists and pollsters are actually taking the idea deadly seriously.  [...]

A Cheney nomination "would be a serious consideration because he really has been a defender of policies that the majority of people now think are successful," [John] McLaughlin told the Huffington Post. "Although right now a lot of people are focused on the economy, if there ever was some sort of foreign policy crisis people will look to Dick Cheney and say he had it right."

Had what right, exactly? That there was a link between 9/11 and Iraq? That Iraq had WMD? That (we don't) torture works? That he swears it was a bird?

For such a moronic idea, who better to quote than George W. Bush? Bring 'em on.

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