(CNN) - President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney may be keeping a low profile this campaign season while their approval ratings are at historic lows, but the Democratic National Committee wants to make sure their shadows loom large over would-be Republican successors.
Democrats revealed a new Web site Tuesday that looks to detail links between seven of the GOP’s top vice presidential prospects, the man they would replace and the current occupant of the White House.
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TheNextCheney.com is an information clearinghouse with a focus on Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, South Dakota Sen. John Thune, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, FedEx CEO Fred Smith, and Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor – all of whom have been high on most observers’ lists of potential running mates for presumptive Republican nominee John McCain.
The site, the latest salvo in an unprecedented Web war waged by Democrats this election year, also gives party supporters a chance to be part of local rapid response efforts – including the kind of amateur tracking operations that have dogged candidates this cycle.
Both parties use scare tactics it's just the DNC's is more subtle. (hinting McCains age, tying him to Bush policies.)
On the Republican side the "Experience to Lead" and "The One" are code words to get southerners afraid of Obama. You know the script calling him arrogant and uppity. In other words who does this guy think he is.
The tactics used by both parties makes my stomach turn.
One plays on fear of age while the other is a subtle play on race.
We Independents aren't fooled
Both parties better clean up their acts..
The DNC should not be criticizing anyone because of their dishonesty of stealing away the nomination from Clinton. They should be ashamed of themselves and I do hope that they lose the election for the democrats which should teach them a lesson not to play sneaky dishonest game. What goes around comes around and we will see that the DNC will pay for this action when Obama, the selected candidate, lose the election to McCain.
"I was for Hillary and now I'm for McCain…"
Then you never really understood what Hilary was campaigning for.
Mitt Romney is a true chameleon in politics, this man can call day night and night day while having the face of a saint: “the night was day because there were stars in heaven; the day was night because of the clouds.” The man can defend anything, be anything with the smile of an innocent baby on his face
Funny how when Obama camp starts attacking McCain it is labeled as "telling the truth". But when the tables are turned McCain is labeled as "racists" or "dispicable". I guess two wrongs can make a right for the Obama camp. Give me a break!
Excatly how much executive experience does McCain have?
As for flip flopping, nobody has flip flopped more than McCain.
Good. People need to understand the people around McCain are the same as the people around Bush.
Since McCain and Bush don't understand policy, it is those corrupt people who will write policy. Corrupt politicians, incompetent CEOs, these guys will run a Republican White House.
John McSame is 4 more years of Bush and Cheney.
Oh, this is the one that obama supported and McCain was against. Obama is such a liar. Who are you trying to kid.
John McCain has ZERO executive experience. His experience is longevity in a wholly different part of Government.
McCain does equal Bush, because he plans to execute the same tired policies and in many cases mounting a "surge" on failed neocon and GOP ideas.
If you want to refute McCain being Bush's third term then you'll have to explain how his policies, intellect, and temperament differ.
To be honest, I don't expect McCain to do as well as Bush and see more accurately the second Hoover Administration, AT BEST!
Dragon Lady, under normal circumstances you would be right. But after 8 years of a VP run shadow government that holds itself above the law, I would think VP candidates should not be taken for granted. Nor should the issue be belittled.
I will change things around a bit.... how many Republicans think a VP Clinton would try to do the same kind of power thing as Cheney? My guess is its 90%. Also, if she is chosen by Obama I can forsee all kinds of anti-Hillary ads and more GOP attention than any previous VP has had in living memory.
McCain 26 Years in Congress 22 Years Military
Obama 143 Days in Congress Zero Military Experience
This concludes the briefing. Questions?
Where do these foul-mouthed Obama lovers come from?