Former Vice President Dick Cheney went on the offensive against President Barack Obama today and said it is imperative that the country mobilize to elect Mitt Romney, who Cheney had just thrown a fundraiser for at his Jackson Hole, Wyoming home. The former Vice President, and White House power broker then went on television and really went after Obama.
In an interview to air later this week, Cheney went on Hannity and had this to say about the President,
“I think he’s been a terrible president,”
He also needed to defend his position that he thought it was a mistake for then Republican nominee John McCain to pick Sarah Palin as his running mate to take on Obama in 2008.
“It wasn’t aimed so much at Governor Palin as it was against the basic process that McCain used. … My point basically dealt with the process in terms of that basic requirement: Is this person prepared to step in to be president of the United States when they’re picked?” he said. “And it was my judgment — I was asked if I thought the McCain process in ’08 had been well done or was it a mistake, and I said I thought it was a mistake. That’s not … meant so much as a criticism of Governor Palin as it is that I just thought it was not — the process didn’t meet the standards I would like to see our candidate pursue when they pick a running mate.”
Cheney headed the Vice Presidential search for then candidate George W. Bush before accepting the position himself.