Yesterday during a speech in Sun Lakes, Arizona, Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney said that if he is elected President, he’d like a Vice-President who is a lot like former Vice-President Dick Cheney.
“I was watching C-SPAN and I saw Vice-President Dick Cheney, and he was being asked questions about a whole host of issues…following 9/11, the affairs in various countries in the world, and I listened to him speak and I said whether you agree with him or disagree with him, this is a man of wisdom and judgment, and he could have been President of the United States. That’s the kind of person I’d like to have. A person of wisdom and judgment.”
Romney is pretty much saying that he wants a war criminal for his Vice-President. He also apparently wants a puppet master to run the show. Because that’s exactly what Dick Cheney was during his time as Vice-President during the Bush Administration. Cheney supports torture, was instrumental in pushing for the unnecessary and costly war in Iraq, thinks we should start more wars, outed a CIA operative, and engaged in rampant cronyism throughout the eight years he held the office. And Cheney was arguably the most powerful Vice-President in American history. So powerful in fact, that Cheney was often called the REAL President.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want a war mongering puppet master to be the Vice-President. I don’t want someone pulling the strings of the President behind the scenes. And I also do not want a war criminal to be a heart beat away from being the Commander in Chief. But that apparently is what Romney wants.
Do we really want another Dick Cheney in the White House?