August 4th, 2008
10:10 PM ET
6 years ago

Cheney not expected to attend GOP convention

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A Cheney spokesperson said no decision has been made on the convention.
A Cheney spokesperson said no decision has been made on the convention.

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.


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soundoff (190 Responses)
  1. the closest we've come

    The closest we've come to the 3rd Reich....

    Where is justice?....with so much evidence on the table.

    What has happened to our justice system that these people are not being prosecuted vigorously?

    Why are we not outraged?......

    If these men "retire to their riches back at the ranch", ....4100 Americans will have truly died in vain.

    August 5, 2008 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  2. Straight Stalk Distress

    HE SHOULD BE IMPEACHED, TRIED IN A COURT OF LAW AND EXECUTED AS THE 2ND BIGGEST TRAITOR IN AMERICAN HISTORY. PLUS SEND HIS REMAINS TO THE HAIGE FOR WAR CRIMES AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.

    August 5, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  3. Pat

    With any luck, this bastard will be in prison by then!

    August 5, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  4. peoplearedumb

    ###########

    MINNESOTA DEMS TO STAGE CHENEY DARK NITE

    LIBERAL MEMBERS OF MINNESOTA'S DEMOCRATIC
    PARTY ARE TO STAGE A WEEK LONG 'WHERE IS
    THE DICK CELEBRATION,' HONORING THE SOON TO
    BE FORMER V.P. DURING THE REPUBLICAN
    CONVENTION.
    IT WILL SHOWCASE THE LAWS HE HAS BROKEN,
    THE AREAS OF THE CONSTITUTION HE HAD VIOLATED,
    A LOOK-ALIKE AND IMPERSONATION COMPETITION
    (WHERE THE WINNER GETS A GOOD SHOWER
    AFTERWARDS), THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED DUE
    TO HIS UNNECESSARY WARS, AND MUCH MORE
    FUN.

    #################

    August 5, 2008 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  5. Susan, PA

    what abt Bush?!

    August 5, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  6. Tim from Dallas

    I am not sure why this is news. Cheney is only popular with war-mongering, big-oil, make the rich richer, lie to the people, regal presidency neo-cons.

    Oh, wait, that's the McCain camp. Yeah, this IS news! He should be the person giving the nomination speech!

    August 5, 2008 01:20 am at 1:20 am |
  7. Charles Daeda

    I feel that Dick Cheney should be part of the Republican convention. I do not feel that it is appropriate to exclude the Vice-President of the United States from such an important convention. All political views should be presented for the voters to make a judgement on.

    Charlie D. of Atlanta, GA

    August 5, 2008 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  8. Independent Minded

    McCain is supportive of Bush and Cheney when it benefits him, and now would like the country to forget them because it hurts him. The Straight Talk Express is the biggest lie in this campaign.

    August 5, 2008 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  9. Straight Stalk Distress

    YES, GEORGE BUSH IS THE BIGGEST TRAITOR AND SHOULD HANG NEXT TO HIS v.p. CHENEY.

    August 5, 2008 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  10. Snarky

    Wow, if John McCain is going to disrespect the Bush Administration I will vote for Barack Obama.

    August 5, 2008 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  11. Bubba K.

    Some one is not telling the truth. People at the level of government that Cheney is at have their calendars working weeks and months ahead of time. Probably, it is good for Mac if Cheney stays off the stage. There are a lot of real conservatives, like me, who are very frustrated with the way this administration (that's Cheney with Bush reading the note cards) has destroyed the national economy and enriched their cronies.

    August 5, 2008 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  12. Mark C

    Pathetic. This administration is such a disaster that the Vice President of the U.S. has to be disinvited from his own party's convention.

    August 5, 2008 01:29 am at 1:29 am |
  13. Jersey Bob

    It seems that Darth Cheney has to spend that week pulling the wings off butterflies and finding new ways of committing treason.

    August 5, 2008 01:33 am at 1:33 am |
  14. Frank Honolulu Hawaii

    Please show up Dick. It would be a sure win for the democrats.

    August 5, 2008 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  15. Lola

    I hope he dies a painful tortured death. God will punish him. Cheney is eviland shoild die.

    August 5, 2008 01:37 am at 1:37 am |
  16. Ray

    McCain...

    What's on McCain's mind???

    Just....

    ONE NIGHT IN PARIS!!

    Definitely not the economy...maybe Iraq and Chaney.

    August 5, 2008 01:41 am at 1:41 am |
  17. McCain the Man

    First Dole, then Rep. Congress and now Dick.

    The Rats are fleeing.

    August 5, 2008 01:42 am at 1:42 am |
  18. Yes Virgin, you can be too old to be president

    The Dick may not be in attendance but the song remains the same. The once "Maverick" has flip-flopped on all the issues he once differentiated himself from this Administration. A vote for McCain is a vote for four more years of mismanagement of the war, the economy, energy policy, and the American trust.

    No Thanks John, I'll take inexperience over a ineptitude every time!!!

    August 5, 2008 01:43 am at 1:43 am |
  19. Susan

    We haven't seen good ole' Dick since he hit the bunkers after 911. Oh wait, he did peek his head out and got shot after being mistaken for quail. This guy is a #1 jerk!
    He goes well with Bush.

    OBAMA in 08!

    August 5, 2008 01:45 am at 1:45 am |
  20. Desiree

    cheney is a coprolite

    August 5, 2008 01:45 am at 1:45 am |
  21. HoldenLitgo

    If he had any shame or sense of decency – which we know he doesn't – he'd never show his face again anywhere.

    August 5, 2008 01:46 am at 1:46 am |
  22. Wayne PHILLIPS

    McCain's chances at victory rest solely on one thing. Making people forget the failures of 8 years of Republican leadership.

    If people understand that Republican leadership has led to either neglect, corruption or incompetence on every major issue the voting public would not make the mistake of electing another Republican.

    You will notice that McCain will never tout the successes of Republican leadership even as he runs as the candidate of the incumbant party. It will always be a smear on Obama or what he is going to do...never about what they have done.

    August 5, 2008 01:49 am at 1:49 am |
  23. Ron,Berkeley,Ca.

    Why no comments? Does no one care?

    August 5, 2008 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
  24. Marj,Paso Robles, Cal

    Is John Edwards and his mistress and baby going to attend the Democratic convention? Probably not. What a shame.

    McCain 2008

    August 5, 2008 01:51 am at 1:51 am |
  25. Philip

    The less we see if Dick Cheney - and the earlier we start to see less of him - the better. He's done enough damage.

    August 5, 2008 01:55 am at 1:55 am |
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