WASHINGTON (CNN) - Will Vice President Cheney be a no-show at the Republican convention in Minnesota?
Republican officials say yes, citing a desire by Sen. John McCain's campaign to turn the page on the Bush-Cheney years. One GOP official told CNN there's a "mutual understanding" between Cheney's office and the McCain camp that he is "unlikely" to attend the convention.
A second Republican official said there are still "talks going on" between Cheney's office and the McCain camp and both sides are "still trying to work it out."
The conservative American Spectator first reported Monday Cheney, who has low national approval ratings but is still popular among conservatives, is not expected to attend the convention.
McCain spokesman Brian Rogers side-stepped a question about whether the Senator has invited Cheney, saying the campaign has "not announced the speakers or any details" about the convention at this point.
Cheney spokeswoman Megan Mitchell also told CNN the details for the convention are still in flux. "His schedule for next week has not even been set-up," Mitchell said, suggesting there has been no final decision on the convention.
Dick Cheney has been as solid as a rock and one of the best Vice Presidents I have witnessed in my lifetime. Oh no! Here come the shreiking living dead to lay waste to my comments...
Why does anyone care?
Good Riddance, Dick.
Cheney has sucked us dry at the pump and what does he care, he and Bush are not running for any office. That is why he will be a no-show. Besides that remember how they ran McCain to the ground in the last election? He probably doesn't care for the Senator anyway.
GO CHENEY GO
Don't know what will become of the convention without Dick's positive motivational impact....
Hit and Run?
How absurd that anyone would 'disinvite' the VP of the United States because of 'low approval ratings!' Vice President Cheney is a Conservative and should not only be in attendance, but highly respected for his office and tenure by the GOP Convention. If Cheney is NOT invited.... then it just shows Senator McCain is bowing to the Liberals! Senator McCain is supposed to be a 'straight talker' and stand up for his opinions, ideals and choices. How dare He NOT invite VP Cheney!!!
If there's one Republican who is LESS popular than George Bush, it's Dick Cheney. And now John McCain, with a fresh $2 million in campaign contributions from oil executives, is about to join them.
Go away now please please please.. u have done enough harm to this lovely country... :(
Cheney's presense at the GOP convention will in no doubt hurt McCain presidential bid.
He'll be in his secret hideout.
That is great for Dick Cheney, not to attend the Convention, he may start shoting Ducks again and somebody may get hurt. Stay away Dick Cheney, go get your heart checked.
Cheney should be in JAIL never mind attending a convention – he has broken the law by outing a CIA agent and he deserves JAIL!
Since McCain has made clear he intends to further Bush and Cheney's agendas for the long term occupation of Iraq plus pre-emptive war with even MORE oil-rich Iran, he should be thrilled to have them there as cheerleaders! Plus, like Bush, he needs Cheney (if Lieberman is in Israel with his dual citizenship) beside him to whisper into his ear what to say next.
Can't blame McCain. I wouldn't want the mean old crook anywhere near me, either. He might shoot me in the face.
yeah, after running the country down thr drains, there they go running away for McSame to continue the failed policies.
You can run, but cannot hide. If the GOP and Mccain are proud of the work they've done, why arde the hidiing?
Wow, what a surprise! Dick Cheney, a walking case of political herpes if there ever was one, a no-show at the Repblican convention? I'm shocked.
that's no surprise. They don't like each other.. come to think of it, Dick doesn't like anybody..
I do not know where else I could make my comment. Why can't we borrow one of our holidays and use it on November 4th for the Presidential Election. Some employers work employees overtime so that they don't have time to vote. Then the voting places are also eager to close up the place and not giving them a chance to vote.
It's too bad McCain doesn't have the chutzpah to "turn the page" on the Bush/Cheney years with Dick Cheney in the audience.
Looks like just another flip-flop by McCain.
When asked if he'd want Cheney in his administration, McCain has said "Hell, yeah".
I refuse to watch any of the convention if Dick Cheney is not on the schedule. A sitting Republican VP and not be invited ... this makes no sense. I will also not vote for McCain if Cheney is not featured at the convention.
John McCain and Tricky Dicky Cheney may STAND for the Republican Party, but they will BEND-OVER for the big oil companies ,,,OOOOpps, dropped the soap again!!!
War for profit