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George W. Bush’s Prince of Darkness is predicting the political demise of Barack Obama.
Appearing, without advance notice, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Cheney predicted 2010 will be a big year for Republicans, citing GOP victories in the Massachusetts Senate race last month and in New Jersey and Virginia governor’s races last year as signs that the party of the elephant is one the rebound.
Cheney accompanied his daughter, Liz Cheney, to the conference as “arm candy,” he said, because she needed a date.
Fresh from a public pissing contest with Vice President Joe Biden over Obama’s handling of terrorism and national security issues, Cheney preached to the choir at the CPAC gathering — the largest in years with many new, young faces bolstering conservative ranks.
Cheney’s rhetoric added to GOP optimism coming out of the conference as Republicans hope to capitalize on Obama’s falling fortunes and mounting failures by the Democratic leadership of Congress.