Cheney Says It's Not a Bad Idea for Hillary to Run in 2012

Posted: Sep 07, 2011 10:00 PM

Former Vice President Dick Cheney had an interesting take on the 2012 Democratic ticket during an ABC News interview to promote his new book: he thinks a re-run by Hillary Clinton may not be a bad idea.

“So far she hasn’t said she would, but I think it’s not a bad idea,” former Vice President Dick Cheney told ABC’s Jonathan Karl in an interview on Wednesday to promote his new book “In My  Time.”

Cheney declined to say whether he thought the current Secretary of State would have been a better president than Barack Obama, but called her a “pretty formidable individual.”

“I think she’s probably the most competent person they’ve got in their– in their cabinet.  And– frankly, I thought she was gonna win the nomination last time around,” Cheney said. “Maybe if– the Obama record is bad enough– and these days it’s not very good, given the shape of the economy maybe there will be enough ferment– in the Democratic Party so that there will be a primary on their side.”