Will Cheney Be Asked to Resign?

I know this has been discussed as a possibility in the past, but recent developments could cause the event to happen.

As you all know, John McCain pretty much has the Rep
ublican nomination in the bag now (unless conservatives decide to side with Huckabee in the last minute - which I doubt).  You also know that conservatives are steaming over the idea of McCain being their leader.

Here's a thought for you to discuss.  Are the conservatives angry and desperate enough to ask Vice President Dick Cheney to resign early?

Seriously folks, we all know how determined republicans are to continue staying in the Middle East.  We also know how desperate they are to `stay in power'.  We also know the last thing they need is for the truth about what they've been doing for the past seven years to be released to the public.  No longer being just rumors or attacks by the liberal media.
What's the best and fastest way to keep control of the White House?  Have Dick Cheney resign because of health reasons.  This would force President George W. Bush to nominate a new Vice President immediately.
Now, let's think about who Bush would nominate, or should I say, `be forced' to nominate?  

Whomever he picks will have to be very well known across America so that when September rolled around, he could go right into the general election right after the GOP convention.

Would he pick John McCain?  I'm pretty sure that won't happen, not if the GOP wants to keep their base.  How about Mike Huckabee?  Nope, if they wanted him, he would have done a lot better during the Super Tuesday.  Romney?  No way.

Let's think a little deeper.  Who is well known, popular on television, educated, a conservative, ran during the campaign and got better at debating as he went along?  Who supports the current administration's actions almost 100%?

Fred Thompson is my bet.  Who's yours?

Coonsey's View

Tags: Dick Cheney, Fred Thompson, George W Bush, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney (all tags)



Re: Will Cheney Be Asked to Resign?

It wouldn't happen and even if it did, John McCain already has enough delegates that it wouldn't matter.  Besides, I don't think is required to appoint a new VP...I don't recall LBJ doing it after Kennedy was assassinated.  

by ejintx 2008-02-07 03:49PM | 0 recs
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It may not be required, which I doubt is isn't, but knowing Bush and the conservatives, they'd force the issue.  McCain would HAVE to step away UNLESS the new VP refuses to run in November.  VP always gets first bids.

by coonbug 2008-02-07 03:52PM | 0 recs
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The 25th Amendment says:

"Section 2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress."

So, I guess it is "required." How anyone could force the President to do it, though, is hard to imagine. Especially, in this case, as his Administration has less than a year to go anyway.

In any event, the Democrats could block confirmation in Congress, if it looked like an obvious ploy.

Then, should something unfortunate happen to the estimable Mr. Bush, the Speaker of the House, one Nancy Pelosi (D CA), would become President. And wouldn't that be a hoot!

by freemansfarm 2008-02-07 04:15PM | 0 recs
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That's not necessarily true: Reagan gave Ford a really good run in 1976.  Would the GOP risk disenfranchising that many voters as well?  I just don't see it happening.

by ejintx 2008-02-07 03:55PM | 0 recs
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It's too late for that.

by falcon4e 2008-02-07 04:05PM | 0 recs
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Oh that is scary thought.... I wouldn't put it past the republicans. Although, this could all blow up in their faces, bigtime.

by dannybauder 2008-02-07 04:45PM | 0 recs
i dont think this will happen BUT

I was always somewhat surprised that he wasn't asked to resign sometime after 2004, precisely for that reason. I thought they would put in the guy they wanted to pick up after Bush.

by highgrade 2008-02-07 04:46PM | 0 recs


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