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A dead cat ahead.

I have a question for those in the US who are more likely to vote Republican, Green, or anything other than Democrat.

No one can see the direct responses to this but me, so vote as you truly think.

Poll #583224 Republican Prez

Do you honestly see Dick Cheney being nominated for President?

Absolutely! He's the VPOTUS, so he's automatically got the nomimation.
1(11.1%)
He would be one of several who would vie for the nomination.
2(22.2%)
No, POTUS Cheney is not likely.
5(55.6%)
I'm just voting to skew your results. I'm voting for the {insert a party other than Republican here} Party!
1(11.1%)

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jelly_doughnut
Oct. 4th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC)
I don't mind that people know that I voted "Absolutely! He's the VPOTUS, so he's automatically got the nomimation." But...that is contingent on him actually wanting the nomination which, as I understand it, he doesn't. I've made my pick for 2008 and I stand by it.
jumbach
Oct. 5th, 2005 01:26 am (UTC)
Too old.

I'd like to nominate Condeleeza Rice for the GOP nomination in 08.
untexan
Oct. 5th, 2005 02:24 am (UTC)
He would have the unpopularity of Bush "governance", without the personal attraction that people have to the President. Besides, he can make a lot more money buying back into Halliburton now that they're up to their ears in no-bid contracts.
renaissancegeek
Oct. 5th, 2005 03:05 am (UTC)
He's said from day one of the administration he doesn't want the nomination. Given his health issues, I don't think he'll change his mind.
missingdonut
Oct. 5th, 2005 04:32 am (UTC)
I decided not to vote in your poll as I'm not a Republican but I'll give you my expertise anyway:

He will never get the nomination. The Republican Party will probably push someone who is in the Bush mould -- socially conservative and fiscally expansionist -- and being from a "blue state" could help. Trent Lott seems to be a likely candidate. Bill Frist was also one person that had aspirations, but his recent ethics questions and his role in the Schiavo debacle would be cancerous and he will probably be an unlikely candidate.

The problem with Cheney is that he really has shown little leadership as Vice President. He has none of the endearing qualities Bush has, and while he completely destroyed Edwards in the '04 debate, that is not an important quality for a modern day Republican.

Business conservatives will always vote Republican, no matter of who it is. The issue becomes that if you don't appease the Jesus conservatives, they won't vote at all. So you have to dangle the abortion carrot and the threat of boys kissing boys to get them to vote, usually for you, and to win. Cheney's lesbian daughter is, sadly, a political liability.

To be completely honest, even as someone who has no love lost for the current state of the Republican Party, I would be highly likely to vote for Dick Cheney for president if he was the choice in '08. He is a very intelligent person, and the aspects of an American conservative party he best resembles line up with the aspects which I support. Unfortunately, I fully realize that this will not happen.
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