October 22nd, 2010
09:50 AM ET
8 years ago

Where are Bush, Cheney as election nears?

Washington (CNN) - Dick Cheney is certainly not one to hold back on how he really feels. George W. Bush, on the other hand, has been mum.

Despite their differing approaches to handling the post-White House years, their absence on the campaign trail has been obvious.

Filed under: 2010 • Dick Cheney • George W. Bush
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Maggie

    Hiding in Cheney's bunker.

    October 22, 2010 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  2. Me

    they are hiding, of course.
    The reason why the Republicans got trounced in 2008 is because their administration brought to bear all of the GOP policies ideals and principles. And it was a total and utter disaster. That disaster has their names all over it. For the past 2 years the Republican party has tried to separate themselves from the Bush name, make people forget that it was their craptacular governing that got us into this mess. They have tried to divide the majority that was created within the people. Obstruct government operations. And Lie about the president and what he's trying to do to help America.
    Bush just reminds everybody about how crappy the Republicans are at Governing. They are great at campaign attacks and putting fear in people, but they can't govern worth a damn
    Honestly, what do you expect the GOP to do if they get power?
    They are the ones who made things this bad
    What do you think they are going to do to make things better?
    Why haven't they done this before?
    why aren't they helping us now?

    October 22, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  3. Klaxon McFlinderginder

    Even brainless right-wing howlers have more sense than to remind the nation of how truly bad their last stint in power was.

    October 22, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  4. Marg

    These two men need to stay way back,if they say anything political, it will hurt their Tea,and Gop friends chances to be elected. Both of those Banker orientated,wall street buds,big oil friends parties are saying, Dont say nothing fellas,please!!!!

    October 22, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  5. Mike

    Maybe they are keeping a low profile because they do not represent what the Tea Party stands for. Since the republican party is being taken over by the tea party, they no longer are relevant among the new republican world order.

    October 22, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  6. informed voter

    The reason Cheney and Bush are not out on the campaign trail is because Republicans are banking on the short term memories of their deluded voters. If voters are reminded of the team that put this country on the brink of disaster, then the Dems would win by a landslide. Republican candidates might be evil, but not stupid, and they are counting on the amnesia of the electorate to win their positions. Please, vote smart, vote progress, vote for Dems!!

    October 22, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  7. Annie, Atlanta

    Let me guess. Hiding out in their mansions rolling in the money they stole from us. Who cares?

    What I really want to know is when national and international corporations buy GOP congressional seats, who do those congressmen and women represent? My guess is obviously the corporations. Shouldn't the candidates, then, add these corporate logos to their campaign web sites and signs so we know who they're pulling for?

    October 22, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  8. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I'd not like to hear from them since I believe that they have been poor leaders. Cheney is far too ideologically driven to see what is proper and the implications of his actions. Bush is a RINO. He favors tax cuts for no other reason than it sounds good. I don't think that he knows enough or cares enough about the implications of the the decisions he made to fully understand them.

    October 22, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  9. stufthis

    Cheney, the war criminal, is probably hiding at an undisclosed location with Joe Miller. Bush is trying to justify driving us to the brink of a great depression in the name of compassionate conservatism. He is responsible for over 4000 of our finest killed in Iraq, and a debt that our great grandchildren will be paying for their entire lives.

    October 22, 2010 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  10. jerseylou

    Bush and Cheney are in there Bunker, counting all the loot they stole from the American People.BTW why are you asking us you should be asking them.

    October 22, 2010 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  11. Charlie from the North

    Where are Bush, Cheney as election nears?

    Finally, blissfully and forever out of office. thank God!

    October 22, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  12. Bill from GA

    The Right doesn't need real celebrity politicians. Any office-holder-wanna-be who can say "Big Government is Evil" and "Obama is a doo-doo-head" is an instant celebrity on fox propaganda network. Throw in a couple of digs on Pelosi and Reid, and your the right wing Paris Hilton. (Sorry, Paris, no offense meant.)

    October 22, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  13. jules sand-perkins

    Bush and Cheney have not had to say anything about Obama's failures as this referendum on that Democrat's administration approaches. The two Republicans have had the luxury of remaining gentlemen while the present president's Socialist Utopia evaporates as an image drawn on water.

    October 22, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  14. stevegee

    The citizens of the U.S.A. have two choices:

    Vote for the overreaching, overspending, overtaxing, overtly divisive agenda of Obama, Pelosi and Reid – which will have the same results as all the other Socialist European countries, rioting and bankruptcy.


    Vote for freedom and liberty, a free market economy, and individual responsibility – vote Republican.

    October 22, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  15. Lynda/Minnesota

    Apparently, the GOP feels spending upwards to $200 Million dollars in secret donations sends a more powerful message than either Cheney or Bush ever could. I myself am having trouble trying to relate to a party which has spent months now spouting off about fiscal responsibility and less spending blast us with commerical after commerical being funded by shady deal making. Look at Megabucks Whitman, WWE McMahon, Angle, Rand Paul? Perhaps it is just me, but I am not seeing the walk the walk here. It makes me wonder just what their brand of fiscal responsiblity is? Apparently, the GOPers brand of fiscal responsiblity and mine are worlds apart. I dread the day Republicans do take control again. I really do.

    October 22, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  16. Barbara

    If I was George Bush, I would lay low too because he will get blamed for anything that goes wrong anyway. Obama has blamed him for everthing sense he has been in the White House even though we had a Dem. Congrass.

    October 22, 2010 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  17. barry

    I think we will see more of Bush in the 2012 Presidential race. I think the way Obama's Presidency he will be able to get even and then some for the Blame Bush crap Obama spewed for so long. I doubt Chenney is in very good health, because with his personality he wouldn't be silent ever.

    October 22, 2010 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  18. Patsy, Texas

    They don't have to say anything. Big business and the Supreme Court are speaking for them. Money is pouring into the
    Rove, etc. "political" organizations so they can flood the market with lies, hate, and mean spirited rhetoric because they
    don't want their underhanded dealings made public. People know these two crashed our economy, yet they think it won't
    happen again, and by voting against Democrats, all problems will dissolve. They even think the likes of Palin, O'Donnell,
    Angle, etc. have brains enough to sort out the complexities of this Bush era fiasco. How pathetic can we get! Well, all
    of you who think you are cute with your name calling, can rest assured you will not be laughing if your heroes/heroines
    get in office. The Republicans will have not control over the nuts, the power they will feel will astonish you, and you
    can forget any reasonable or sensible answers coming forward on behalf of the American people. To re-write an old phrase:
    Vote in haste, repent at leisure.

    October 22, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  19. Liam

    Bush couldn't get out of DC fast enough. I think he is done with all the politics stuff and I don't blame him as he had a self imposed miserable last few years. For all his faillings he is a solid man and he has a lot more substance and strength to him than we will ever see in the great pretender – Obama.

    October 22, 2010 11:21 am at 11:21 am |