Cheney to do a little last-minute campaigning in Wyoming

October 30, 2008

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WASHINGTON – Vice President Dick Cheney will take a different approach than his boss to the presidential campaign this last weekend before election day — he will spend it at a public rally in his home state.

Cheney will attend a Get-Out-the-Vote rally in Laramie, Wyoming on Saturday, a rare public sighting on the campaign trail by Cheney or his boss, President George W. Bush. Both have attended numerous fundraisers around the country this election cycle but with their job approval ratings hovering around record lows, they have almost all been closed-door affairs.

Unlike Cheney, Bush is spending the last weekend of the 2008 campaign season secluded at the Camp David presidential retreat.

Cheney’s spokeswoman Megan Mitchell said he plans to spend Election Day on his annual hunting trip in South Dakota and has already voted by absentee ballot — for Republican hopeful John McCain in case anyone had any doubts.

While McCain has been locked in tight races elsewhere, he can likely count on winning Wyoming. The latest polls show him ahead by 20 points.

First Lady Laura Bush will attend a Get-Out-the-Vote rally in Shepherdville, Kentucky on Monday, another state where McCain is ahead by a comfortable margin according to the latest polls.

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- Photo credit: Reuters/Larry Downing (Cheney in his limousine earlier this month)

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So Cheney is effectively committing to the neo-con equivalent of Bill Clinton campaigning for Obama in New York City.

Now that’s strategery!

Posted by jvill | Report as abusive

More like the equivalent of Bill Clinton campaigning for Obama in San Francisco or Berkeley, CA. Remember, even NYC has and had a republican mayor.

Posted by Mitch | Report as abusive

Halloween in Busharagua. Not exactly a coombayah moment. Bush & his only buddy Jim Beam go sulk at Camp David. Laura flees to the U.S. equivalent of Waziristan. Cheney holes up in his Wyoming hill fort. Memo: The last person in the White House will please remember to turn out the lights and forward all calls to Hank Paulson.

Posted by bryan murray | Report as abusive