Saturday, November 01, 2008

Cheney endorses McCain

By Michael J.W. Stickings

As Steve Benen reports.

It's hardly a shock that Cheney prefers McCain to Obama, but one wonders if McCain, who has been trying to distance himself from Bush despite his strongly pro-Bush record, really wants a Cheney endorsement with just a few days to go before the election.

"Maybe," Steve offers, "the McCain campaign would consider a few more public events where Cheney can tout how much he and McCain are on the same page and share a common worldview? Maybe in states like Ohio and Florida?"

Sounds like a great idea to me -- a high-profile reminder from the Dick himself that McCain-Palin would be four more years of Bush-Cheney, or worse.

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UPDATE: From CNN: "I'd like to congratulate Sen. McCain on this endorsement, because he really earned it. That endorsement didn't come easy," Obama said today in Colorado.

For its part, the McCain campaign is responding that McCain has fought against Obama and Cheney on "out-of-control" spending and Bush's energy policy -- in other words, that Obama is like Bush-Cheney, not McCain.

It doesn't get much stupider than that.

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