Romney, Cheney Get Digs in at Obama’s Expense at National CPAC Conference
by Steven Ertelt
February 18, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former Vice President Dick Cheney got in their digs at pro-abortion President Barack Obama at the CPAC 2010 conference today. The conference featured an enthusiastic crowd of thousands who appeared excited about the prospects of the 2010 and 2012 elections.
Last years Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) had a negative tone that was a result of Obama’s election victory.
But the conservatives and pro-life advocates at this year’s affair celebrated the election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts — which has made it extremely difficult for Democrats to move their pro-abortion health care bill in Congress.
And for Romney and Cheney, it meant a great place to get in comments predicting the demise of the political future of Obama and his allies.
President Obama fails to understand America. He calls his agenda ambitious. I call it reckless, Romney said, adding that Democrats are to blame for pushing the pro-abortion health care bill. When it comes to giving blame, pin the tail on the donkeys.
"Their team has failed the American people," Romney added, "and that’s why their majority will soon be out the door."
"You might not have heard the news this morning," he said, setting up a joke about the Winter Olympics. "The gold medal Lindsey Vonn won last night has been stripped. It was determined President Obama has been going downhill faster than she is."
Cheney, who wasn’t officially on the agenda but appeared as a surprise speaker, rallied conservatives by telling them that Obama will be a "one-term president."
The pro-life former Wyoming senator Cheney didn’t speak for long but said he thought 2010 would be a "phenomenal year for the conservative cause."
Cheney joked about, but quickly threw cold water on, the possibility of running for president himself.
"A welcome like that almost makes me want to run for office," he said to a round of applause. "But I’m not going to do it."
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