Former Vice President Cheney, Former President George HW Bush to headline Romney fund-raisers
October 25th, 2012
11:50 AM ET
1 year ago

Former Vice President Cheney, Former President George HW Bush to headline Romney fund-raisers

Washington (CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney and former President George H.W. Bush are headlining major fund-raisers for the Romney campaign, a source familiar with the events tells CNN.

Cheney, along with talk show host Glenn Beck and entertainer Lee Greenwood, are attending an event in Dallas Thursday night. Romney attended two fund-raisers with Cheney in Wyoming this last July.

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Next week in Houston former President Bush and Romney's son, Craig, will be the major attractions at an event.

To attend either event, donors have to have given at least $50,000 to the Romney Victory Committee or bundlers would have had to raise at least $250,000.

Neither Mitt Romney nor Paul Ryan will be attending the Texas events because they will be busy on the campaign trail.

"It's all surrogates raising last minute money right now," said the source, who requested anonymity to discuss private events.

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Filed under: 2012 • George H.W. Bush • Vice President Cheney
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. UBS, WILLARD & THE 4000+ AMERICAN AMNESTY DEAL

    OMG! Christmas arrived early this year. I just saw "You're Welcome America" on HBO the other night and it reminded me just how disgraceful President Bush was.

    October 25, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  2. Name

    Birds of a feather. what did these guys do to america? We can't go back!

    October 25, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  3. tabeth

    Neo-con are trying again!
    War and ruin the economy that is picking up

    October 25, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  4. Bill from GA

    I hereby retract any and all comments I made regarding GHW Bush as a decent and honorable man.

    That only leaves Ike as a respectable Republican President in modern times.

    October 25, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  5. Bill from GA

    And I could have sworn that I heard a couple of days ago that romney fund-raising had stopped, at least until he tries again in 2016.

    October 25, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  6. Bill

    This ought to tick Obama up in the polls. The Romney campaign should have its head examined for allowing Dick Cheney anywhere near his campaign. Talk about damaged goods. Whew. It will also serve as a reminder of those 8 wonderful years we had under Geroge W. Bush.

    October 25, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  7. robert jay1

    ah – Mr "Weapons of mass destruction" and Mr "read my lips" endorsing Mr "i'll say anything too" – republicans should be real proud of these three! RIGHT ! Please all of three of you just go away and let the world recover!

    October 25, 2012 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  8. Fay

    Well that should just about sum it all up right there...Cheney fundraising for Romney. Can we ask Romney again how his policies are different from Bush?

    Obama/Biden 2012!

    October 25, 2012 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    This should come as no surprise. Romney is nothing more than a cleaned up, white shirt wearing, polished boots shuffling version of everything associated with the goals of Wall Street and the Bush Administration.

    The meme from the right to "not call Romney another Bush" was smoke to cover the fact Romney is their heir apparent.

    And we need to expect Romney will give them assloads of profit from peddling ships (see the connection?) and armaments and new weapons technology for a spiffy new war in the middle east.

    October 25, 2012 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  10. Bessy

    UGH ! I cannot believe that anyone would donate because either one of these men ( and I use this word because I do not want to get profane ) asked them to. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER.

    October 25, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  11. Lynda/Minnesota

    Goodness. Glenn Beck and Dick Cheney together? That's a GOPer eye opener if ever there was one. Too funny.

    October 25, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  12. NYKnows

    Please tell us CNN who is donating to Romney. We no longer shop at Staples due to its connection to Romney, and once we know who is donating to his campaign, we will stop buying from them too.

    October 25, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  13. callmecrazy

    Let's show the real face of the republican party to everyone so they know who they are voting for. Don't you know anything to do with Dick Cheney is gonna be the kiss of death?

    October 25, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  14. jowey

    Clear sign, Romney has lost this election period.

    October 25, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  15. truth hurts

    It is great to see Dick Cheney back in great form! He's was a great VP and not a gaffing clown act like Crazy Joe. BTW, has Crazy Joe released his psych evalution yet? He didn't even know what state he was yesterday! Obviously it wa sthe stateof CONFUSION! Down right scary he has been a heartbeat away from the presidency for 4 years. Thankfully that will end in a few weeks.

    October 25, 2012 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  16. TomInRochNY

    No Bush Jr.? Hhhmmm . . . Could it be they're embarrassed by their former leader?

    October 25, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  17. sonny chapman

    Where's Lil W. ? Putting his picture up would be good for 100,000 Undecided Votes for Obama.

    October 25, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  18. Low key

    NO NO I am not like Bush, I have no ties with Bush, I am in bed with Bush. Romney has his Bush people running the show in the backround.

    October 25, 2012 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  19. stranger in an increasingly strange land

    So, George the First, (George H W Bush as opposed to his son Geogre W Bush, who is so unpopular that even a desperate Republican Party is afraid to use him) and Dick Cheney, one of the original backers of the Amjerican Taliban (sorry the Tea Party), are the featured speakers at functions that require $50,000 minimum donations. That is just under the median family income in the United States.

    No, Republicans are not the Party of the rich. They just require you to spend more on them than most people in the United States make in a year. That sounds fair. After all, if you only make about $5,000,000 a year, Republicans are going to give you $250,000 in tax breaks. And $5,000,000 a year will let you into some of the lower level Republican country clubs and parties. You might not be able to come in the front door, but you can hang around the edges of the truley worthy people and see what life is like for the only people who deserve anything.

    October 25, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  20. Al-NY,NY

    where is Duh Duh Duh-bya? Surely Flip Flopney is eager to have HIM appear at a fundraiser......No? Gee I wonder why?

    October 25, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  21. Brian

    This endorsement is all you need to know that Romney isn't part of the solution, he's a part of the problem.

    Save America, Vote Obama

    October 25, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  22. Pam

    That's a good way to elect a con man for a President:
    hold a fundraiser with thieves and criminals!!

    October 25, 2012 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  23. pcalif

    Okay Americans, do you need any more evidence of what the next four years would look like if you vote Romney/Ryan?

    October 25, 2012 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  24. n, tx

    Don't worry Romney now American knows who your backers are the people who like to lie to American people and Take America to war

    October 25, 2012 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  25. B.

    If this isn’t enough to show the American people what this race is all about, a gathering of people that should,by all that we hold honorable,be in jail for a war on Humanity.

    A collection of authors and leaders of War mongers, and the greedy1% oligarchs on the planet!

    Their leadership gave us two unfunded wars, record increases in legislation against Women, Repression of voting rights, war on the poor and disenfranchised in this country, destruction of our national image around the World.

    A vote for any of their kind, is a vote to the past and a ticket to more disaster for the middle class!

    October 25, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
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