May 1963: Dick Cheney graduates from Casper Community College  January 1969: Dick Cheney Begins Public Service Career in Nixon Administration  November 9, 1989: Defense Secretary Dick Cheney Topples Berlin Wall  February 27, 1991: Defense Secretary Dick Cheney Crushes Saddam Hussein  December 8, 1991: Defense Secretary Dick Cheney Brings Down Soviet Union December 31, 1999: Dick Cheney Prepares to Celebrate Last New Year of Twentieth Century January 20, 2001: Dick Cheney Restores Integrity to Office of Vice President  May 1, 2003: Vice President Dick Cheney Crushes Saddam Hussein  May 9, 2007: Dick Cheney Unites Iraqi People  January 20, 2009......

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Is Cheney 2008's RFK Candidate?





Like Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, Dick Cheney has often claimed that he will never be a candidate for President. But a Cheney campaign would in many ways be similar to R.F.K.'s. Like RFK, Cheney would be an insider (RFK served in the Johnson administration and was a Senator) running as an outsider. Robert F. Kennedy realized that the party had lost touch with its base and needed a rejuvenation, and Dick Cheney realizes this about the Republicans as well. Cheney would emphasize that some strategic miscues which occurred on the Republicans' watch were a result of his judgment not being followed, as RFK did about Vietnam. Also like RFK, Cheney is possessed of a positively youthful vigor.

And just as Kennedy's campaign energized a new generation of democrat activists, a Cheney campaign could excite young Republicans. After all, this is the man who, as Defense Secretary, defeated the Soviet Union and brought down the Berlin Wall. With Cheney as President, the terrorists would probably be defeated in a matter of months.

Tragically, as with RFK there is a significant possibility that the nation will be deprived of Cheney's leadership, although in this case, not because of a terrorist killing, but merely because Cheney does not realize the tremendous support his candidacy would receive from grassroots everyday Americans.

4 comments:

Jeff said...

This is a good comparison. I don't like the Kennedy's politics but I hadn't realized how many similarities there were between RFK and Cheney.

pissed off patricia said...

I'm guessing this whole blog is a satire of cheney. It has to be, right?

Anonymous said...

Dick Cheney couldn't even carry RFK's dirty socks. Chump.
Unfortunately p o p I think this guy is serious. There are really some truely deluded lunatics in this world. Unfortunately, one of them found a computer.

Anonymous said...

Not sure if my prior effort worked. I was a young pup when RFK was shot, but I'm incredulous at any notion that Cheney and RFK are somehow cut from the same cloth. RFK genuinely cared about social justice and poverty. Cheney seemingly cares more about the Haliburton's and other creations of our military-industry complex profiting handsomely from this insane Iraq War. It's truly insulting for anyone to even attempt this comparison.