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Who's the Next Cheney?


The DNC has launched a new website, The Next Cheney, in order to monitor McCain's potential VP picks. Tim Pawlenty, Charlie Crist, Mitt Romney, John Thune, Carly Fiorina, Fred Smith, and Eric Cantor are the site's initial subjects.

On a noon conference call today, DNC Senior Communications Advisor Brad Woodhouse and Mike Gehreke, DNC Research Director, indicated that the site would change according to whether or not new probable candidates come into the picture.

Said Woodhouse of the current candidates: "The interesting thing about this list is it does represent some geographic diversity, some gender diversity, and some age diversity, but if you go through these people's records on the issues they look so close to the Bush/Cheney administration. These seven are in so many ways identical. They are cut from the same cloth. They come out of the Bush/Cheney tradition on economics, on foreign policy, on security. Whoever McCain picks will represent more of the same."

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  1. Crist and his beard (manufacturer) would make for an entertaining campaign.

    Posted by: David D. | Aug 5, 2008 1:44:34 PM

  2. Crist and Fiorina have zero chance. Probably little chance for Fred Smith either, but stupider things have been done by Republicans.

    Posted by: Paul R | Aug 5, 2008 2:00:50 PM

  3. Given McCain's age and the life expectancy of U.S. Males, one of these people could potentially be the next next U.S. president.

    Posted by: YvesPaul | Aug 5, 2008 2:06:14 PM

  4. Wasn't Carly Fiorina fired from her job at HP?

    Posted by: Feast of fools | Aug 6, 2008 5:22:38 AM

  5. "Given McCain's age and the life expectancy of U.S. Males, one of these people could potentially be the next next U.S. president."

    Only if the Republicans somehow manage to steal the election again.

    Posted by: Kevinvt | Aug 6, 2008 11:37:53 AM

  6. Sam Nunn?

    Posted by: Bill Perdue | Aug 6, 2008 5:23:27 PM

  7. Bill, it's very easy to forget that Sam Nunn is a Democrat and hasn't been a visible politician for years. Plus McCain doesn't need to step up his military credentials.

    Posted by: Paul R | Aug 6, 2008 10:54:14 PM

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