Cheney urges Hillary to run
Of course he would. Hillary wouldn't have much of a chance, but it would split the Democratic party down the middle and hand the GOP the White House in 2012.
Still, good move by one of the canniest politicians in the GOP:
"I think it would be good for the country [for Clinton to run for president], I think that it would be good for the Democratic Party - it might even help the Republicans a little bit," the former Vice President said with a smirk, in an interview with ABC's Jonathan Karl on Wednesday to promote his new memoir, "In My Time."
The former vice president said that Clinton might have an opening due to the stagnant economy.
"Maybe if- the Obama record is bad enough- and these days it's not very good, given the shape of the economy maybe there will be enough ferment in the Democratic Party so that there will be a primary on their side," said Cheney.
"So far she hasn't said she would [run], but I think it's not a bad idea," said Cheney.
Cheney said he was surprised Clinton didn't beat Obama in the 2008 presidential primaries."Frankly, I thought she was gonna win the nomination last time around," Cheney said.
Note the perjorative "smirk" used instead of "smile" or "grin." Won't these guys ever get over Bush-Cheney?
Be that as it may, if Obama is challenged, it won't be from the right but from the far, far, outer space left. And don't even think of a draft at the convention; there are enough Obama sycophants to fill the convention floor and then some. There is zero chance that an Obama convention will ever draft Hillary for president.