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Drafting Cheney 2012

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed column Monday, James Taranto suggested that if national security becomes a focus in 2012, former Vice President Dick Cheney might actually be a superior candidate for president. While some politicos laughed off the notion, there are GOP pollsters and strategists who are "taking the idea deadly seriously," the Huffington Post reports. "If the agenda turns to security, Obama is mired in a no-win mess in Afghanistan... maybe Dick Cheney could run on a theme of 'Change,'" one strategist hypothesized. In a poll released last May, Cheney scored high favorability ratings—66 percent—among Republicans and his forthcoming book could also position him for a presidential run.