As conservative supporters declared “Run, Dick, Run,” former Vice President Dick Cheney bounded on stage Thursday night in a surprise appearance with his daughter, Liz, at the annual conservative CPAC summit in Washington.
“Knock it off,” Cheney replied. “A welcome like that’s almost enough to make me want to run for office, but I’m not gonna do it.”
Of Obama, Cheney said: “I think he totally misread the results of the last election.
“He really believed he had some kind of a mandate to take the country in a radical direction…healthcare policy, cap and trade, economic policies, size of the government, the counter terrorism policy, and I think he’s been proven wrong on virtually every point.
“We’re beginning to see the ramification of that now, and things like the Massachusetts election where Republicans captured that seat for the first time in 50 years, or what happened in Virginia and New Jersey. I think the year of 2010 is going to be a great year in congressional races, and I think President Obama is going to be a one-term president.”
This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast Feb. 18, 2010.