In a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey just released, 23% of those questioned said that Cheney is the country’s worst vice president, when compared with his predecessors.
What people do not get is these results make President Bush look good. In the latest USA Today/Gallup poll, Bush has an approval rating of 29%- 6% better than Cheney.
41 % of the CNN poll repondents feel that Cheney is a poor vice president, with 34 percent rating him a good number two.
Exactly what did Cheney do besides shoot some guy and tell the US ‘war questioners’ “SO” ? Maybe he was doing ‘his job’ by not doing anything. Kind of like what a certain Republican VP candidate would have been expected to do has she won.
Cheney steps down as vice president January 20. He will be succeeded by Vice President-elect Joe Biden. Joe Biden says he does plan on getting busy at his job. In an interview with CNN’s Larry King that Vice President-elect Joseph Biden discussed what role he will play in decision-making at the White House. Biden also said the U.S. will remove combat troops from Iraq within two years.
Larry King: What kind of vice president will you be? There are many kinds of vice presidents. There is the [Walter] Mondale brand, the [Al] Gore brand, the [Dick] Cheney brand. What’s the Biden brand?
Joe Biden: Well, I think the Biden brand is going to be as different as all three of those you suggested in the sense that, look, Larry, I think that the role of the vice president is determined in large part by his relationship with the president and the circumstances that administration finds themselves in. And so when Barack [Obama] asked me about what I expected in return for accepting, if I accepted, what — I said I want to be there when you make every critical decision you make. I want to be in the room
In the latest poll, Nearly 80% Americans questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey give the president-elect the thumbs up when it comes to his handling of the transition.
78 % of those questioned said they believe Obama will be a uniter — 20 points higher than those who felt the same way about then President-elect Bush in 2000.