I am no fan of George Bush. I don’t think George Bush is a ‘bad guy,’ I think Bush is a man of mediocrity who is in way over his head. Through familial connections and a life of privilege, he found himself in a position he was wholly unqualified for. Daft? Maybe. Unprepared? Yes. Horrible man? No.
Dick Cheney on the other hand strikes me as a bad guy. A behind the scenes puppet master who holds his own opinions and beliefs so far above anyone else’s, he is both unwilling and unable to listen to reasonable men. Over the past eight years Cheney has been so keen on getting his way, that he has gone about it in any way possible; giving new meaning to the Machiavellian principle of “the end justifies the means.” Unlawful and illegal practices have become the norm under this administration and I attribute much of this lack of a moral compass to Dick Cheney.
The approval ratings of the current administration being what they are (incredibly low), it is no surprise that John McCain has spent the better part of his campaign trying to distance himself from president Bush – and by extension Dick Cheney. Neither man was present at the Republican Convention, and they have been all but absent on the McCain campaign trail. Unfortunately for John McCain, he just can’t seem to get away! Yesterday, much to the glee of the Obama campaign, Dick Cheney endorsed John McCain. Oh poor John McCain, just when he thought things couldn’t get worse, Cheney goes out and publicly endorses him.
Barack Obama and Joe Biden put it better than I ever could, below are their responses to the endorsement.
I’d like to congratulate Senator McCain on this endorsement because he really earned it. That endorsement didn’t come easy. Senator McCain had to vote 90 percent of the time with George Bush and Dick Cheney to get it. He served as Washington’s biggest cheerleader for going to war in Iraq, and supports economic policies that are no different from the last eight years. So Senator McCain worked hard to get Dick Cheney’s support.
If you ever had any doubt that John McCain would continue George Bush’s policies — you can put those to rest. Just today, Vice President Cheney came out and endorsed John McCain. Do we need any more proof? I’m not surprised. Dick Cheney has been wrong on everything else the last eight years. He’s on a roll. -Huffington Post
Well said guys, well said.