Dick Cheney predicted in 2010 that Barack Obama would be a "one-term president," and on Thursday night the former vice president will do his part to make that forecast a reality as he appears at a series of fundraisers for Mitt Romney in Wyoming.
Jim Mann, who wrote a 2004 study of Cheney and his Bush administration associates called “Rise of the Vulcans,” said, “I think he sees himself as an elder statesman and while he certainly can’t physically run for office again, he’ll probably be active in Republican politics for the rest of his life.” (Cheney underwent a heart transplant earlier this year.)
In one sense Cheney is simply continuing a role he began in the opening days of Obama’s presidency with his outspoken criticism of him.
Cheney’s aggressive partisan role has put him at odds with former President George W. Bush, who has remained out of the public eye, except for a convivial White House ceremony for the unveiling of official portraits of him and his wife Laura.
I wonder if GOP will ever be able muzzle him. he sure wasn't popular with the people who voted for Obama, and him putting himself out there is sure to remind them of that. he really needs to find a nice plot of land to go retire and go hunting on.