(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.