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Open the Door, Richard: 'NY Sun' Wants Cheney to Join 2008 Race for President

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Open the Door, Richard: 'NY Sun' Wants Cheney to Join 2008 Race for President

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The New York City daily The Sun, clearly not afraid to go where others fear to tread, declared on Wednesday in an editorial that one big man is missing on the 2008 campaign trail. "For all the talk about potential candidates who haven't entered the 2008 presidential race -- from Mayor Bloomberg to Vice President Gore to Senator Thompson and Speaker Gingrich -- the one that who would bring the most to the race is Vice President Cheney," the editorial began.

It's not just that the president deserves a strong defender out on the trail. "Mr. Cheney has virtues as a candidate in his own right," the editorial continued. "He has foreign policy experience by virtue of having served as defense secretary, and he has economic policy experience, having served as a leading tax-cutter while a member of the House of Representatives. His wife, Lynne, would be an asset to the ticket in her own right.... By our rights, Lynne Cheney would make one of the greatest First Ladies in history. …

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