January 27th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
15 years ago

Liz Cheney backs Romney

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/01/27/art.lizcheney.gi.jpg caption=" Liz Cheney is backing Mitt Romney's presidential bid."]

ORLANDO, Florida (CNN) - Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Elizabeth Cheney is joining Mitt Romney's presidential bid, his campaign announced Sunday.

She previously stumped for former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee who dropped out of the race last week.

In a statement released by Romney's campaign, Cheney said the former Massachusetts governor "has distinguished himself as a leader who can guide our country with a clear vision for overcoming the threats we face today."

She also called him "the only candidate who has outlined a comprehensive strategy for defeating the global Jihadist threat."

Cheney, 41, once served as the principal deputy assistant secretary for Near Eastern Affairs at the State Department. She stepped down from the senior-level post in 2006.

She also worked in the State Department from 2002 to 2003, before leaving to work on her father's re-election campaign.

- CNN Correspondent Dana Bash contributed to this report

Filed under: Mitt Romney
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. andrew

    Having a Cheney advise you on foreign policy is kind of like having a compulsive gambler advise you personal finance.

    Haven't we had enough of the words "Cheney" and "foreign policy" in the same sentence? The Cheneys need to find another line of work. Something safe and out of the way.

    January 27, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  2. NickNas

    This reads like a Joke from the Jay Leno show. Give ma a job and I will endorse you?? and a CHENEY to Boot!!! LOL

    January 27, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  3. Michael Maylen

    Interesting, but raises questions. Could this be bigger than the VP's daughter?

    Could it bring Log Cabin Republicans into the Romney forld?

    I found it very interesting using the comparison of the candidates under the issues
    link here at CNN.

    If you are a 2nd ammendment supportor you might find it interesting to know that only 1 candidate has a concealed wepons permit, Mike Huckabee.

    Now to me that says a whole lot more than who might get an A rating from NRA!

    January 27, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  4. Texas Mad

    Well I guess according to CNN you think the race is over with to hear you talk. I know CNN what your views are and who you want as President. But, it ain't over till it's over. We still have a long way to go and the American people arn't as stupid as you people think they are. HILLARY or OBAMA will prevail. You've tried and still are to make this a racist movement on the Clinton's part. We all know this is not true. You tried to get Bill when he was President and you couldn't do it. So give up. It will be another Democrat Whitehouse. Quit talking race this is not about race as your trying to make it out to be. We know the press is for the Republicans and alway has been. So America see through this they are trying to destroy the Clintons along with Obama.

    January 27, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  5. EntertainMeDontBoreMe

    – And as a further show of her good will, she's even arranging for Romney to join her father Dick on a nice quail-hunting trip!

    January 27, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  6. Anon

    Senior adviser on foreign policy? Oh, no! Here comes Bush/Cheney foreign policy part III...

    January 27, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  7. Driven

    Interesting... could help or hurt him at this point with Cheney's standing in the country. The fact that she is homosexual could rally the few people in that community who identify with the Republican party. She is a brilliant mind. Romney would be smart to have her as an advisor.... What would be really cool would be for Romney to get the Condoleeza Rice endorsement.... even better would be to have her as his running mate! Now there is an AMAZING mind.

    January 27, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  8. Shawn Murphy

    Honestly? Do we want another Cheney serving in a role as 'senior advisor on foreign policy? I mean, Dick has already shown us how well he can do...Yet another reason I wouldn't vote for Romney.

    January 27, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  9. Marjorie Helms, Amherst, NY

    Hooray! Darth Vader's daughter has endored Romney! Now it's only a matter of time before his campaign tanks like Thompson's!

    January 27, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  10. Tony

    I'm not a big fan of public endorsements, but this is a wonderful choice! A clear indication that true conservatives once for Fred Thompson see Romney as the most viable conservative to represent the Republican party. Florida will see that, too.

    My vote is for Mitt Romney. Go Mitt!

    January 27, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  11. Hari


    January 27, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  12. Illinoisian

    Is this Cheney's gay daughter?

    January 27, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  13. tom

    So if we are stupid enough to elect (or have the Supremes appoint) Multiple Choice Mitt, then the wingnut welfare train will keep rolling.

    January 27, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  14. DB

    Is this a real endorsement?

    January 27, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  15. Lorenz, Queens, NY

    Go home – You're nothing but lame duck material

    January 27, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  16. Roy

    Of course she did. Romney is Bush-warmed-over. Does Liz know that Romney, as a Mormon Bishop, would have referred her lesbian sister to electroshock therapy to "cure" her?

    January 27, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  17. Marsha B

    Cheney's daughter backing MR.......if her judgements are similar to her fathers then this means nothing at all........

    January 27, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  18. John, Milwaukee, WI

    Go LIZ!

    Mitt Romney is the only logical way to go for the Republican party... McMcain is too old, too out of touch with America, too much of an INSIDER, and has far too many anger management issues to even be thought of as being a presidential candidate...

    January 27, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  19. Rick

    Wonderful. Give an endorsement, be given a job in return. More cronyism... just what we need.

    Port Orange, Fl.

    January 27, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  20. kevin from alaska

    It sounds to me like her jobs were hand-outs. Is she hoping Uncle Mitt will hand her a couple jobs too?

    January 27, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  21. Mark, Tampa, FL

    The lesson here, which the media doesn't like to cover- REAL Republican are backing Romney at an astounding rate. People who want a full-spectrum conservative will never back pro-amnesty, anti-tax cut McCain.

    Mitt has the momentum to win Florida.

    January 27, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  22. les holcomb

    It could mean that many of us have already moved beyond our fears since 911 and beyond "business as usual".

    January 27, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  23. ray bob

    And what a great campaign Frederick of Hollywood ran! No wonder Mitt is snapping up Fred's advisers!

    January 27, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  24. maria loi

    I have nothing against Mr. Obama. However, he is leading his believers down the garden path. Can he change how the governing system works up in Washington? Does he had a new system? The truth is not review to the american people that nothing will change when he or any one becomes President of the Untied States. He does not have a formula to change how politics is done in USA or the world. Does he spells out who donated all the campaign money that flow into his campaign funds? He can't for he has special interest groups who will require him to pay back when he gets up there. He is not 100 percent truthful, none of them are! They don't have a new system to govern USA or the world.
    He is determine to be the next President of USA. America is not ready yet not because he is black. It is because he does not have a real solution for the people of USA. You have to find one who really knows how to change the governing system of America or the world. All the talk about change is a very smart slogan! No new political system no change!

    January 27, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  25. Betty

    I am glad people are starting to see who a real leader is and who is going to be the best fit for our country. The negative effects of the media can only go so far before the people realize it.

    January 27, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
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