A 2012-related nugget from Mike Allen's sit-down with the former vice president:
Friends say Cheney may be motivated to re-inject himself in the public dialogue if he detects a notable departure on national-security policy, or if he sees some major injustice to officials who helped in the Bush administration war on terror.Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/62466.html#ixzz1WiB2oP6Q
But he has largely retreated from politics. Some of the 2012 Republican candidates have called him – he won’t say which ones — but he doesn’t plan to campaign. Neither he nor former President George W. Bush indulge the sort of long-distance political kibitzing that former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton enjoy.