Fresh off his weekend back-and-forth with the Obama administration, former Vice President Dick Cheney took his fight to the heart of the political right, making a surprise address Thursday to the Conservative Political Action Conference and telling them President Obama will be defeated in 2012.
“I think Barack Obama is a one-term president,” he said.
Mr. Cheney’s appearance was greeted by a standing ovation, with some even getting on top of their chairs.
“Unbelievable! Thank you!” shouted one, while a small group shouted, “Run, Dick, run.”
“A run like that is almost enough to make me want to run for office. But I’m not gonna do it,” Mr. Cheney said.