Cheney applauds McCain in Wyoming
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Published: Saturday November 1, 2008


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Sen. John McCain has received an endorsement -- perhaps unwelcome -- on the eve of the election.

"In three days we'll choose a new steward for the presidency and begin a new chapter in our history," Vice President Dick Cheney remarked Saturday, campaigning for Republicans in his home state of Wyoming. "It's the biggest decision that we make together as Americans. A lot turns on the outcome. I believe the right leader for this moment in history is Senator John McCain."

Obama replied to the endorsement in remarks leaked to the Huffington Post.

"I'd like to congratulate Senator McCain on this endorsement because he really earned it," Obama said. "That endorsement didn't come easy. Senator McCain had to vote 90 percent of the time with George Bush and Dick Cheney to get it. He served as Washington's biggest cheerleader for going to war in Iraq, and supports economic policies that are no different from the last eight years. So Senator McCain worked hard to get Dick Cheney's support."

"But here's my question for you, Colorado: do you think Dick Cheney is delighted to support John McCain because he thinks John McCain's going to bring change?" he added. "Do you think John McCain and Dick Cheney have been talking about how to shake things up, and get rid of the lobbyists and the old boys club in Washington?"

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