A Palin-Cheney 2012 website has already been started.
Why the sudden interst in these two teaing up?
As Barack Obama's approval number continue to slide, there is more and more talk of possible Republican challengers in 2012. James Taranto wrote a column in The Wall Street Journal making a case for former vice President Dick Cheney:
If the Bush administration's policies really did keep us safe for 7½ years, then it stands to reason that the Obama administration's policies may be endangering us now. Certainly that is how the public would see it in the event of another terrorist attack.
If that happens, heaven forbid, Obama will be seen to have failed in the most basic presidential duty, and the Bush administration will be vindicated. As inconceivable as it may seem today, the 2012 election may end up turning on national security. Republicans would be wise to nominate someone with both toughness and experience. Under such circumstances, it's hard to think of a better candidate--assuming, of course, that he could be persuaded to run--than Richard B. Cheney.
To read the entire Wall Street Journal article - click here.
Cheney has been in the news a lot of late as a strong defender of the Bush Foreign Policy. And even CBS News thinks a Cheney run is plausible.
But to show you the obsession that Palin-Hater Keith Olbermann has with Sarah Palin. Watch as he inexpilicably throws Sarah palin's name into the Dick Cheney story and then laughs it up wuth -whoesle - a democratic strategist.
Did you ever notice that Olbermann is so insecure that he only has people on his program who agree with him? It is easy to sound smart when no one challenges your ideas.
Besides, William Skordelis reminds us in The Examiner why Cheney-Palin will never work:
Suddenly you remember something totally liberal about Dick Cheney, something that doesn’t sit well with the base because the Bible told them so. You remember that Dick Cheney is for same-sex marriage. Dick Cheney thinks that state governments should have the right to decide if they want to permit gay marriages in their state, maybe even right next door.
Ouch! That hurts! Dick Cheney, suddenly comes off as a “same-sex marriage Liberal.”
It’s really a shame too, because the same-sex marriage issue would most likely offend the devout Sarah Palin and put her in an impossible situation. She could never stand campaigning with someone who supports same-sex fornication. And where Sarah goes, goes the Far Right Republican base, and all because of his “Neocon” attitudes. To win in 2012, he would need every Republican he could get and losing the base would put the nail in the coffin; and all because he thinks two people of the same sex should be allowed to be married, and live together like “man and wife,” and maybe even live right next door.
Dick Cheney and Sarah Palin in 2012 would have been the dream ticket, too bad about that one little thing, otherwise, they would have had a hell of run.
Back to the 2012 drawing board - Politico has a story about possible Republican candidates for President entitled "David Petraeus, Joe Scarborough eyed for '12"
Top Republicans, inspired by President Barack Obama’s recent drop in popularity, are newly optimistic about their chances of challenging him in 2012 and are focusing on some surprising names.
Some major donors and GOP strategists have approached Joe Scarborough, the host of MSNBC’s "Morning Joe,” about a national run, according to party sources.
Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas, the Republican nominee in 1996, told POLITICO that he would like to see Army four-star Gen. David Petraeus — the head of the U.S. Central Command, which includes Iraq and Afghanistan — run for president as a latter-day Ike.
To read the entire Politico article - click here.
In a related story, National public Radio is conducting a poll to see who Internet users think should be the Republican presidential nominee in 2012. Take a look at the results -
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin 75% (800 votes)
Gen. David Petraeus 4% (43 votes)
Former vice president Dick Cheney 4% (39 votes)
Former Mass. governor Mitt Romney 3% (37 votes)
Someone else 3% (34 votes)
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich 2% (21 votes)
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee 2% (21 votes)
Minn. Rep. Michele Bachmann 2% (21 votes)
Talk Show Host Joe Scarborough 2% (16 votes)
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels 1% (11 votes)
Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty 1% (11 votes)
Former Pa. Rick Santorum 1% (8 votes)
Tenn. Sen. Bob Corker 1% (1 votes)
You can still vote in the NPR poll by clicking here.
But this poll should be a wake up call to all of those speculating about the 2012 Republican Presidential Nominee. And, in a way, although I hate to admit it, Keith Olbermann is right - Sarah Palin mus be included in any discussion because she has one thing the others have yet to muster - a loyal following.