Maybe Dick Cheney is everywhere because he wants to be president after all. As a GOP leader, wrote Roger Simon of Politico, the 68-year-old former vice president "has many pluses. He is very, very good on TV. (People who don't like what he says overlook how good he is at saying it.) He is calm, articulate and often courageous." And, Simon added, "the Republicans need a person who knows how to attack. John McCain never seemed comfortable in that role." He concluded: "Dick Cheney is the voice, the face, the spirit and the guts of the Republican Party today. He's tanned, he's rested and his approval ratings can only go up. The Republicans could do worse in 2012. And probably will."
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