Where does the Republican party dig up their strategists? Wherever that may be, they need to move on and start over. Enough Already! Enough already of the strategist's strategy, not Dick Cheney. We have GOP strategists scolding the one man in the party that knows a thing or two - the only man in the party that will speak out, and speak the minds of so many conservatives.
U.S. News and World Report has quite an article up, and it quotes ONLY unnamed sources, identified only as GOP strategists. The problem seems to be the fear that Cheney will be seen as a spokesman for the party. GOP strategists need to pull their heads out of the clouds and listen-up: true conservatives, those already under that Big Tent you're talking about, like it when Cheney talks.
We like it when Cheney talks because he is a principled man, he can speak from personal experience, he can cut through the booking-mechanisms and turn-up on the most important media, and believes deeply that Barack Obama is wrong on many levels. Guess what? Many of us believe the same.
He cares more about keeping America safe than he does about shallow, feel-good strategies. He doesn't care about bringing moderates into the fold if they have no deep-seeded desire to keep America safe, at all cost. If Cheney doesn't say it, we would never hear it!
Without Cheney in these first long 100+ days of the Obama administration, we would have no defender. Conservatism would have not a single defender without former Vice President Dick Cheney. We have the fine thinkers, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter and more - we have an abundance of great thinkers and talkers, but they are not spokesmen. We have no one inside the party that speaks with authority. We listen. They listen. The outcry against Cheney is a roar - from the Left, but from the Right - we're out here cheering. The Left knows that he is right and they hate it, they are afraid of it. The more the Right embraces tough conservative talk, the stronger and more unified we become.
There are millions of us. Drop your phone surveys. Get out among the people and hear what we have to say. Let us have a defender. Enough of your strategy already.
To the author of this piece at U.S. News and World Report: You're talking about a former U.S. Vice President and these are serious times - name your sources. Your entire article had not one attribution.