“I frankly hold Dick Cheney in really high regard in his role as vice president and as an American,” Pence said in an interview on ABC’s “This Week” that was taped on Saturday and aired on Sunday. “Vice President Cheney had experience in Congress as I do and he was very active in working with members of the House and the Senate,” Pence said.
After two prominent senators, Bob Corker and Joni Ernst, withdrew their names as possible Donald Trump running mates, the Republican nominee is left with an increasingly shorter VP short-list.
Each has been described as larger than life. And no one would accuse either one of not having a un-healthy ego. And Gingrich isn’t much more organized than the chaotic Trump campaign: His 2012 presidential candidacy bid collapsed under a series of problems, including his failure to qualify for the primary ballot in Virginia, where he lives.
For establishment Republicans, appearing on the ticket with Trump is like kissing the feet of a leper. That narrows Trump’s choices to motley crew of political has-beens, never-weres, crackpots, the underqualified and Chris Christie.
I contacted 22 people, which is 22 more people than I usually contact for a column, to ask them their predictions for Trump’s running mate.
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By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times BOSTON — A memorial for the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings ended Tuesday with a thunderous speech from Vice President Joe Biden, who closed an afternoon highlighting remarks from bombing survivors and dignitaries. “We will never yield, we will never cower, America will never, ever, ever stand down,” […]
Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) — When does “no” not really mean no? When politicians say it. Reporters understand that if the circumstances are right, the answer can always change. On Thursday, NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the rumor du jour, that President Barack Obama might ask Clinton to swap jobs […]
Book-tour media rules for former Vice President Dick Cheney, who is out promoting his new memoir (The following is a list of interview questions that Mr. Cheney has agreed to answer forthrightly.): 1. What’s the title of your new book? Do you think you’ll sell more than Tina Fey? 2. Did you enjoy cowriting it […]
George W. Bush always liked to say that he would let history judge his presidency. He didn’t mention, however, that history would be re-written by his vice president, Dick Cheney. Cheney has promised that “heads will explode” in Washington as a result of his explosive new memoir, “In My Time,” and early returns suggest that […]