Bill Kristol floats Dick Cheney as “the most promising” of possible 2016 GOP candidates
Appearing on ABC’s This Week, frequent panelist and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol tossed out the name of former Vice President Dick Cheney as a possible contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.
Prompted by host George Stephanopoulous to name “the most promising Republican candidate not in the race yet,” panel members named Jeb Bush — who has yet to announce — with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile suggesting 2012 GOP nominee, Mitt Romney.
“You know, I go back to Mitt Romney. I mean, look, you don’t like old faces, but you know what, he did run a good game last time,” Brazille said.
After talk show host Tavis Smiley suggested South Dakota Senator John Thune, a smirking Kristol suggested the former vice president.
“If they get to nominate Hillary Clinton, why don’t we get to nominate Dick Cheney? I mean, he has a much… he has a much better record,” Kistol said as the entire panel burst into laughter.
“He has a much better record,” Kristol repeated as Smiley mock lamented, “God help us all.”
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