Maddow: Romney on board with the legacy of Dick Cheney

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 23:58 EDT
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On her show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained that although presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had distanced himself from George W. Bush, Romney had openly expressed his admiration for Dick Cheney.

She began the segment by outlining the history of Cheney, who had defended President Ronald Reagan during the Iran-Contra scandal and argued an expansive view of presidential power.

“It is not surprising that the Republican Party would not be all that enthused with about the legacy of George W. Bush, but what do you make of the fact that they all are on board with the legacy of Dick Cheney?” Maddow wondered.

“Seventeen of Mitt Romney’s twenty-four foreign policy advisers are Bush-Cheney guys,” she added. “Even as Romney is shunning the endorsement and any joint appearances with the former President of the United States, George W. Bush, he is proudly publicizing and doing fundraisers with Dick Cheney.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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