Friday, November 27, 2009

Draft Deferment

Via Shakesville, some folks are trying to get former Vice President Dick Cheney to run for president in 2012.

The organization – “Draft Dick Cheney 2012” – launched on Friday, and unveiled their new Web site. Their aim: To convince the former vice president to seek the Republican presidential nomination in the next race for the White House.

“The 2012 race for the Republican nomination for President will be about much more then who will be the party’s standard bearer against Barack Obama, the race is about the heart and soul of the GOP,” said Christopher Barron, one of the organizers of the Draft Cheney movement. “There is only one person in our party with the experience, political courage and unwavering commitment to the values that made our party strong – and that person is Dick Cheney.”

As Space Cowboy noted in the comments at Shakesville, “You do realize that if Cheney turns this down, he’ll continue to be a draft dodger.”

I think this, along with all the chatter about Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and Lou Dobbs running for president, really does prove that when a group of people is without a leader, they will listen to anyone with a microphone.