EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Dick Cheney vs. the Tea Party Activists
RedState loves Dick Cheney, including his loyalty to those who have helped him. But we hope the folks in Utah do not love him *that* much.
It did not do Kay Bailey Hutchison any good in Texas, but she made the most of Dick Cheney endorsing her.
In Utah, Bob Bennett has lined up Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and Dick Cheney — calling in every imaginable favor to show he is the preferred candidate of the Republican Party.
In other years that might help Bob Bennett, but as Utah Republicans go off to their caucuses tonight it will not help him. As we have extensively documented at RedState, Bob Bennett has been out of touch with Utah for a very long time. In fact, with Utah widely considered the most conservative state in the nation, it is appalling that Bob Bennett would be rated by the American Conservative Union as the 8th most liberal Republican in the Senate.
But Bennett’s record shows just how liberal he is, except when his job is in jeopardy. This is one of those rare times where I must disagree with Vice President Cheney. Utah Tea Party activists are lined up to replace Bennett and I hope they do.
RedState has chronicled just how bad Bob Bennett is. I have put it all together in a handy 2 page background paper that you can download, print, and take to the caucuses in Utah today.
Today is the day we begin taking back the GOP. If you are in Utah, show up at the caucuses tonight and help dump Bob Bennett.