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January 18th, 2011
05:00 PM ET

Cheney: Obama a one-term president

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

He's ba-aaack.

In his first interview since heart surgery last summer, Dick Cheney says he thinks President Obama will be a one-term president.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney
Former Vice President Dick Cheney

The former vice president - who hasn't exactly been shy about his opinions since leaving office - tells NBC News that Mr. Obama chose a course of action that didn't have as much support as he thought it did.

Cheney points specifically to lack of job creation, deficit spending and big government programs, including health care. He insists there's a lot of support for repealing the health care law.

Cheney also suggests that President Obama has taken lessons from the wisdom of the Bush Administration. He says the president has "learned from experience" that some of his predecessor's decisions on terrorism were necessary. The former veep believes Mr. Obama has changed his tune on a lot of this stuff since he was a candidate.

Things like not being able to close the Guantanamo Bay terrorist prison camp. Also, Cheney cites the Obama administration's expanded use of drones in Pakistan. He believes now that he's president, Mr. Obama "found it necessary to be more sympathetic to the kinds of things we did."

So how about Cheney's prediction that President Obama won't get a second term?

A new poll out shows the president's approval rating is up five points since December - and that more Americans think he's a strong leader who can handle a crisis.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll puts Mr. Obama's approval at 53 percent. And what might be most significant here is that the increase comes from the ever-important independent voters.

Also, President Obama's rating at the start of his third year is six points higher than Bill Clinton's was, and a whopping 16 points higher than Ronald Reagan's.

Here’s my question to you: Dick Cheney says President Obama will be a one-term president. Is he right?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Jamie in St. Louis writes:
Depends on who runs against him. If Palin or Gingrich wins the Republican primary, Obama will win the presidency in a landslide. If someone like Chris Christie would run, it would be a close election. A third party candidate like Bloomberg would also throw a wrench in Obama's chances. All of that being said, if Hillary Clinton runs against Obama in a primary, I would think this time she would win.

Mark writes:
Yep, when 5 buck gasoline and 12% unemployment hit the American public in two years, Obama will be going back to organizing communities.

Jeff in Bishop, Georgia writes:
Mr. Cafferty, With more than a year until the GOP nominates its candidate, it is premature for Cheney to make that prediction with certainty. If the GOP has a dynamic ticket that can garner the independent vote, they have a great chance. If not, Obama will win a 2nd term.

John in Marlton, New Jersey writes:
Yes, Cheney is right. It's been obvious from the beginning that Obama's election had more to do with its historical significance than any meaningful policy or change in direction. Having said that, Obama's first term has failed the American people and damaged the aspirations of a generation that will follow.

Kelsi writes:
I think it really all depends on the next year and how both Obama and the Democrats in the House and Senate handle the roadblocks that the Tea Party and the far right have promised to throw their way.

Mike writes:
With a blessing like that from Cheney, I am not at all surprised to see that the polls don't match. When did facts ever matter to this man? Let's let time and America decide the future and leave this angry man to the past where he belongs.


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soundoff (200 Responses)
  1. Brian

    Coming from a guy who was never President, he should know.

    January 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
  2. Jose A.

    You bet ... can't happen fast enough. We now know what community activism can lead to.

    Miami, Florida

    January 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  3. Jayne

    Dick Cheney also says "enhanced interrogation techniques" are not torture. He would be wise to remain silent and concentrate on keeping his batteries charged.

    January 18, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
  4. Tim Williamson

    Brookwood, Alabama – Probably not. So far there are no real serious challengers from the right who can also reach the middle of the American political spectrum. In order to win their Republican primaries, they would need to gravitate to the ditch on the far right to win those primaries. Then they would need to swing back to the middle to attract moderates and center leaning democrats. So probably not going to happen.

    January 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
  5. John from Alabama

    Jack: Dick Cheney is in need of not only a heart transplant, but a new brain might be in order, also. The former CEO of Halliburton might need to review the 8 years the Bush Administration got us into a war in Iraq, because of MWD that were not there. The economy went south under the Bush Administraion while VP Cheney tried get Scouter Libby pardoned for blowing the cover of CIA agent Valerie Blame. Get a life Mr. Cheney. President Obama will get a 2nd term, because he has a brain.

    January 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
  6. Steve

    President Obama is a one term president for two reasons. For one, he hasn't delivered on his promises during the 2008 campaign and secondly, he has shown that he has already spent his political capital. The 2010 elections proved that point.
    His hallmark healthcare legislation is about to lose its legs and his financial strategy has left millions without work.

    January 18, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
  7. George D Stewart

    Jack,
    Cheney has made the partisan statement on more than one occasion with the desire in his own mind for it to be true. He is wrong!

    George
    Evarts, KY

    January 18, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
  8. Jim

    The only way Obama would be a one term President is if he went hunting with Cheney. Cheny is most dangerous when he shoots to his left and rarely shoots anyone to his right. Be carefull Obama!
    Jim
    Los Angeles

    January 18, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
  9. Bradley, Portland, OR

    His policies are basically those of a moderate Republican, so he's too conservative for the Democrats, and not right-wing enough for the Republicans.

    So he doesn't really have a base, and that can easily make him a one-termer.

    January 18, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
  10. Joanne B

    Should Nov 2nd be an indication, the answer is "yes" he wll be a one termer.
    Mr Obama will now try to persuade Americans he is a centrist again as he did in 2007, 2008, however this time we don't think America will be persuaded.
    The most intelligent, and backboned person out there is Chris Christie.
    Joanne B
    Mn

    January 18, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
  11. Kevin of SD CA

    Let's all hope so! It is time to start rewarding individual self sufficiency rather than the top to bottom welfare system which has ruined public schools, family law, health insurance, the economy with corporate welfare, immigration, the criminal law, Department of Corrections, and more………… I don’t see Obama and his socialist doing anything but imploding us into total anarchy! Get rid of the dumb!

    January 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
  12. David Spevack

    Dick Cheney does know one term presidents well since he worked for Nixon and Ford, but he cannot predict the future. The Republicans will need to find a viable candidate and come up wit ha vision. The Democrats were punished for the bad economy, but if it does not get better soon the Republicans will have not have a leg to stand on.

    David

    New Brunswick, NJ

    January 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
  13. Jackson Stanton

    There is no doubt as some who were Democrats won't have anything to do with Democratic party now (not to say Repubs are so great), the black people unemployment is around 25%, the debt is in dangerous territory (trillions spent without resutls), etc.
    Jackson S
    Nevada

    January 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
  14. Rick McDaniel

    I cannot imagine the voters returning Obama to the WH. It is unthinkable.

    January 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
  15. jlw

    Absolutely, one term is all he needed to wreck this country.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
  16. Conor in Chicago

    He should know. His boss would have been a zero term President had the Conservative leaning Supreme Court not awarded Bush the Presidency and would have been a one term President had Diebold Inc. not stolen Ohio from Kerry. What this man has to say is meaningless.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
  17. Cheryl in Bluffton, SC

    Didn't Cheney read about the recent polls that showed President Obama crushing all the Republican contenders? Oh wait, he wouldn't have seen THAT on Fox News.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
  18. bob z fr ,pa.

    he got my vote the first time , he will not get it again . i din't like his progressive agenda were the gov has control of every aspect of my life .

    January 18, 2011 at 2:06 pm |
  19. Russ in PA

    I hope he's right. Ron Paul in 2012... No one else comes close to protecting our liberties and our property.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
  20. Loren

    We can only hope. Unfortunately, he has the charisma of Reagan and the common sense of Jimmy Carter, so he might just get lucky and we'r stuck with another four years of impossible goals.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:12 pm |
  21. Mark O.

    This is the same man who, regarding our invasion of Iraq, predicted "We will, in fact, be greeted as liberators."

    Mr. Cheney has once again aligned himself with the wrong side of history with this prediction of our President's political fortunes.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
  22. Bob Schroder Piedmont Quebec Canada

    In a sane world Pres Obama would be a lock for a second term. In whatever it is that grips the USA today.......it's a toss up.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:14 pm |
  23. christopher touoboun

    Obama is the best thing that has happen to this country in this century and there is noway and nobody in the republican party that can take him down. ah! maybe the stupid Sarah Palin. Everything about her so far is a mistry. how did she ever become governor ? we still cannot figure it out. Everybody now feels like people from Alaska are not very intelligent

    January 18, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
  24. John from Alabama

    Jack: Mr. Cheney might get a heart transplant, but he might want to check is head space and timing, also. The Bush Admimistration went to war in Iraq to recover MWD's that were not there. The Iraq War last count was a $350 Billion search for weapons that do not exist. In 2007, Bush and Cheney sent this economy into the worst economic recession since the 1929 Depression. Mr. Cheney, President Obama will be re-elected, because he has a brain. Mr. Cheney is afraid Scouter Libby might finish his book before Mr. Cheney finishes his memoirs. History will not give the Bush-Cheney Era a good legacy.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
  25. Luci

    No, and who listens to Cheney anyway? He is past tense. He should stay home and play with his dog, who won't care that he spews hatred.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
  26. David

    It really depends on the Democrats getting behind Obama. They are a very diverse group with such narrow interests that they often could not focus clearly on the bigger picture when they had a majority.

    As a party, they're not nearly as cohesive as the Republicans. This will be the real challenge for Democratic leaders in the month's ahead.

    Obama got the message in the mid-terms but the others seem vague. It would be a real shame if they allow Cheney to be proven correct.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
  27. Ed from California

    I don't think so. What, if Dick is wrong....is he going to have all of us water boarded, or, have his Army attack us? Why is your station so interested in him, The Bush's, Palin, Fox"news", Limbaugh, or anything negative? These people aren't interested in the general well being of our Nation. These people are only interested in profiteering off our naivete.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  28. Terry- Greensburg, IN "Hoosier Hillbilly"

    Not that I'm an obama fan, but what's Cheney know? Jack, you've really hit bottom even repeating anything 'Dick' would say!
    Cheney was the chief executive of Halliburton from 1995 to 2000, when he left to become then-Gov. George W. Bush’s running presidential mate, eventually winning the election.
    bribery charges against former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and officials from five foreign companies, including Halliburton Co.,
    Who bribed him this time?
    Richard Bruce Cheney: born 1-30-41
    **If Obama took him as a running mate, he probably would!

    January 18, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  29. Sean

    This is the same Cheney that gave us the war in Iraq so that tells us a lot about what Cheney know's. Why doesn't he just go back under his rock or better yet his secret bunker. We've had enough of Bush/Cheney

    January 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
  30. Bob C

    Dick Cheney is like a "bad habit". He just keeps re-appearing. His rhetoric is consistent. He simply continues to expound his hate and contempt for anyone who doesn't subscribe to his neoconservative right wing way of thinking. I once considered him the "most dangerous man in America". I now just consider him to be irrelevant. His claim that Obama will be a one term President is just another example of this old fool singing to his base. Remember, we are talking about the man that predicted that Saddam possessed WMD's and that we would find them once we invaded Iraq. Simply put, if Obama does not right the economy to the satisfaction of the American public, he's gone.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
  31. Blake Cecil

    Anyone who watched Obama's inspiring speech in Tucson knows the answer to that question.

    Bloomington, Illinois

    January 18, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  32. Carl

    Jack,

    I agree that Obama is just another failed politician, having said that, when I read that the Devil himself, the man that needs a heart transplant because he has no heart said that Obama is a 1 term president just made me sick. The Dick Cheney in my opinion is the worst corrupt politician that ever is or was to be. I'am sure with this Scum Bags connections, he will move right to the top of the transplant list, just like most, if not all corrupt politicians, they get their way. With politicians like the Dick Cheney, this is what is wrong with our once great country, we have been sold out.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
  33. Jon Campbell

    Let me see...Obama passed more helpful legislation with a Lame Duck Congress than Bush and Cheney got done in 8 miserable years. I guess that ought to answer Mr. Cheney's foolishness.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  34. CHARLES YAINDL

    Cheney is as wrong as he always is,thank God.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  35. Wilhelm von Nord Bach

    unless the Republicans find someone with more wide spread appeal than their current crop of "candidates", Obama will probably get re-elected AND the "Boehner Bunch" will probably "overreach" just like the Gingrich congress did in 1994 which lead to Clinton's re-election.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  36. Meg from John Boehner's district in Ohio

    Jack–
    I've never believed that the self-serving Mr. Cheney was ever right about much. I saw the interview this morning. I think that he's out of touch and is trying desperately to reinsert himself into Republican politics as an important force. I think that he's no longer of any consequence–and neither are his opinions.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  37. John D

    Dick Cheney is truly a self absorbed mean spirited human being. This man for all the blessings he has had, truly lives for and spews negative thoughts about everyone and everything. Like his other half Sarah Palin, and daughter Liz his viewpoint of life is twisted and so self absorbed, the only thing he needs to know is no one cares what his opinion is!

    January 18, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  38. Osilama Abu from Canada

    Dick Cheney,should be thankful to Obama for spearing him trial and jail term as wished by lots of people around the world.Obama will be a two term president and there nothing Mr.Cheney can do about it.If I where Cheney I will focus daily on reading the Bible and waiting on the Lord's Mercy.If he is not sure of what to read in the bible,here is a passage for him. 1st Thessalonians 4 vs 11...." and that ye study to be quiet,and to mind your own busines,and to work with your own hands as we commanded you".

    January 18, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  39. Richardson

    President Obama will be a one term president because of the folowings;
    How dare allow for the election of a Mosque in ground zero?
    Secondly Americans don't believe in soft presidents who cannot even fight a single war!
    And finaly, he has failed to stabilize the credit crunch phenomena!

    Richardson
    Uganda – Kampala

    January 18, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  40. Rick Nichols

    This from a man who was never right about anything. WMD, Torture, Outing a U.S. Spy, etc, etc. There is little doubt that the GOP has no one that could compete intellectually or any other way with Obama. With Sarah Palin virtually on self destruct, I'm just waiting to see who gets the GOP Nod. It should be interesting after 2 years of a GOP led house that is going to do nothing except for show.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  41. Tom Bulger, Canandaigua

    Let's see, Dick was wrong about the troops being welcomed with roses. He was wrong about there being weapons of mass destruction. Wrong about it not taking long to mop up a few dead-enders in Iraq (our troops are still being killed by Iraqis). He was wrong about water boarding not being a war crime, so is he the guy I look to for prognostication?

    WRONG!

    January 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  42. Terry in Chandler, AZ

    I believe our president is making the necessary staff changes that will be a prelude to philosophical changes that will get him re-elected. The economy is slowly improving. Oh, one more thing, as of now the opposition party has no candidate with a realsitic chance of defeating President Obama.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  43. Terry- Greensburg, IN "Hoosier Hillbilly"

    ** Sometimes 1 is '2' many! **
    Thank 'whoever' they're limited to 2
    same as all the rest of our political electives should be limited too!
    Misey should only last soo long!
    and after 2 they don't belong
    new blood in congress is good
    for all of "US" in the neighborhood!

    January 18, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  44. Al

    The man who structured Halliburton to sell services to the military and then played a key role in awarding contracts to Halliburton in Iraq and Afghanistan is assessing American politics. Obama may be a disappointment but he still has to go a long way to do worse than the administration that Cheney represents. At the least, he and Biden have avoided comparable conflicts of interest.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  45. Carl

    Jack,

    This coming from the Bush and the Dick cheney tag team that just about destroyed our country. The worthless piece of human flesh should be in prison right now for crimes against humanity, and the miss use of his power. In his defense though, I feel just about the same towards all the corrupt politicians at this time, as i'am sure many other people do right now.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  46. johnld777

    Absolutely wrong as usual! Cheney lives in the Palin universe of negative energy and craves attention at any cost, no matter whether it has any basis in reality! Like Sarah, his opinion has no credibility or basis in fact. If the man had any class, he would either be quiet or thank President Obama for saving him from indictment and prison in Spain!

    January 18, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  47. Terry- Greensburg, IN "Hoosier Hillbilly"

    By the time Obama gets through twisting and turning and all his other shenanigans he's got a good chance.
    But don't expect me to be one of his constituents.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  48. bonnie from nj

    I think Dick Cheney is wrong about what the people in this country are thinking. Personally, I think he has been wrong about a of lot things. But us peons out here who elected Obama still think the same, we don't want wars, we don't want Guantanamo, we don't want to control the rest of the world, we don't want nation building. We do want health care for everyone, although the plan in place may not be perfect, it is going in the right direction. We know a lot of the blame for the lack of jobs goes to the Bush adminstration, we know the Republicans only support the wealthy. Although some people may be the loudest does not mean they are the majority, do not underestimate us!

    January 18, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
  49. Peg from N.Y.

    He could be. President Obama has 2 years to fix job creation, the economy and healthcare. He can get it done if he is not ridiculously impeded by himself or others. It is up to him.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
  50. Tony from Southport NC

    Could it possibly be? No, probably not. The ever shrewd President Obama will likely put his finger into the air and whatever wind will fill his sails at the time to gain the White House in 2012, will be the course he will chart. As someone said of this President, "Watch what he does, not what he says."

    January 18, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
  51. Mike Sutherland

    With a blessing like that from Cheney I am not at all surprised to see that the polls don't match. When did facts ever matter to this man. Let's let time and America decide the future and leave this angry man to the past where he belongs.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
  52. Ed from MD

    I think he chose the right position to take as a republican. Right or wrong nobody expects him to know if Obama will be around for another term. It looks good if Cheney doesn't know that kind of information. But I think we know the answer to that.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
  53. tom trapani quito ecuador

    Cheney's vision of our invasion of Iraq was that the people would come out in droves to thank us for getting rid of Sadam Hussein and his ruthless tacts. That did'nt happen Cheney is lives in a world of wishful thinking detached from reality. Don't bet on his predictions.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
  54. Kelsi Jonson

    I think it really all depends on the next year and how both Obama and the democrats in the house and senate handle the roadblocks that the Tea Party and the far right have promised to throw their way.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
  55. buke56

    Cheney was wrong on the war, wrong on the economy and now hes wrong on Obama.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
  56. Jerry Driskell

    Probably a mis-quote. He probably said "I hope he's a one term president". We've not had many one term presidents, so the odds of having another one are pretty slim; but he still has plenty of time to 'shoot himself in the foot'.
    Jerry in GA

    January 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
  57. jeff in hawaii

    Jack,

    No, that egomaniacal, overinflated gas bag is incorrect. Former Vice President Cheney is nothing but a corporate shill for the oil and defense companies. His views are archaic and have been proven to be wrong time and again. It is time for him to return to an undisclosed location, quit beating the drum of fear and insecurity, and fade into obscurity.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
  58. Mysterious, Chicago

    Oh, please. Coming from someone who got everything exactly wrong?

    Without using the characters over the numbers on the keyboard. to make my point clear, i.e. , L&%@!PO, the answer is no, Cheney isn't right.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
  59. Greg in Arkansas

    You bett-chya, after all, he was spot on with his assessment of WMD's being in Iraq, our troops being welcomed as liberators into Iraq and Al-Qaida being responsible for the attacks on 9-11, the man is a genius when it comes to predicting the future.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  60. Allthat

    Why do we listen to this guy??? He is talking of lack of job creation, maybe he could tutor us better on how to loose jobs.... That's what he is good at, and btw i do not hold George Bush to this. He is a good -hearted man with the wrong group at the wrong time....

    January 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm |
  61. AzRose

    I am inclined to agree with Dick Cheney, however, it will depend on who runs against Obama, the condition of the economy, the job market and he housing issue. If none of these things improve over the next two years then I do think Obama will be a one term president.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm |
  62. Ed Reed

    Dick Cheney also said Saddam Hussein had nuclear weapons and would give them to the terrorists who attacked us 9/11. After that, I don't believe anything he says.

    Ed Reed
    Port Aransas, TX

    January 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
  63. Larry from Georgetown, Tx

    Mr. Cheney is betting that the Republicans can continue to make the President look bad and maybe they will as it's their plan to not help the economic situation to get votes in 2012 by blaming the Obama administration. While their wasting time on health care repeal, people are starving. Cheney and the rest of the Republicans don't have human hearts, theirs are made of oil money.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:30 pm |
  64. B.J., Quincy, Il

    I think that Obama has already stated that, unless he has changed his mind like he has done on so many things.You can thank Cheney for helping to get us in this mess.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
  65. becky - Las Vegas

    Dick hasn't been right about much in the last decade plus, Jack and certainly not on this either. Again we get to see what he, Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld did for eight years - lie. See Dick lie. Lie Dick lie. Besides if simple Sarah becomes the Republican nominee, Obama is a shoe in for a second term. Run simple Sarah run !

    January 18, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
  66. Joy from Canada

    Obama will not be a one-term president. He's doing a great job , considering he inherited a lot of difficult issues to deal with upon entering office.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm |
  67. Al, Lawrence KS

    Is this the same guy who didn't foresee the 9-11 attack, the fiasco in Iraq, the financial meltdown, or the fate of his hunting partner? I don't think I'll put too much stock in his ability to predict the future.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
  68. Tom

    Honestly, what else would he say!

    He supports the GOP and this is only not surprising, but it's hardly news. I wonder what he will say after the president is re-elected?

    January 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm |
  69. Greg of Mechanicsburg PA

    Dick is as right about Obama's being a one term president as he was about weapons of mass destruction being in Iraq.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
  70. Lori - PA

    Jack,

    I have no idea. All I know is that my 2012 vote for President of the United States will go to either Mike Huckabee or Mitt Romney. If they run, that is. Ask me that question, again, when we all know who the Reublican nominee for U.S. President is.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
  71. John ........ marlton, nj

    Yes, Cheney is right .... It been obvious from the beginning that Obama's election had more to do with its historical significance than any meaningful policy or change in direction. Having said that, Obama's first term has failed the American people and damaged the aspirations a generation that follows.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
  72. Kevin of SD CA

    Let's all hope so! It is time to start rewarding individual self sufficiency rather than the top to bottom welfare system which has ruined public schools, family law, health insurance, the economy with corporate welfare, immigration, the criminal law, Department of Corrections, and more………… I don’t see Obama and his socialist doing anything but imploding us into total anarchy! Get rid of the bums!

    January 18, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  73. John ........ marlton, nj

    Yes, Cheney is right .... It been obvious from the beginning that Obama's election had more to do with its historical significance than any meaningful policy or change in direction. Having said that, Obama's first term has failed the American people and damaged the aspirations of a generation that will follow.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  74. Lori - PA

    Jack,

    I have no idea. All I know is that my 2012 vote for President of the United States will go to either Mike Huckabee or Mitt Romney. If they run, that is. Ask me that question, again, when we all know who the Republican nominee for U.S. President is.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  75. southerncousin

    We can only hope Cheney is right. It is an absolute shame that our courntry will have to endure four years of incompetence, but the biased presss and the lying democrats have made sure that the only good thing that will come of this period is that there won't be a democrat elected for decades to come. Let's just hope the country can survive four years of idiocy.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  76. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Jack: I believe that Cheney's statement is a classic example of what I like to call 'misdirected rage.' I believe the technical term is 'being an ass.' Your term is completed--Mr. Cheney!

    January 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  77. s in fl

    You betcha, Jack. And the GOP will welcome their new leader as a liberator as they throw flowers.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  78. Steve, New York

    He may not be right because Obama is drifting to the right. If he drifts any further to the right, he'll be another Bush except he'l get 90% of all the black votes plus all the liberals. That's something Bush never got. The blacks and the latinos will vote for Obama regardless what Obama's performace is.
    Black's stick together and you can't beat that.
    Sorry state for the country, when you get votes that don't measure up to
    performance.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
  79. Sylvia from San Diego

    Jack,

    The voters not Chaney will decide whether he is or is not a one term president. As a registered voter, I did not and will not vote for Obama. I do not believe that Obama with his qualifications (community organizer and 2 year Senator) is qualified to lead a large corporation much less our country. Is anyone surprised at the mess that we find ourselves in today?

    January 18, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
  80. Paul P.

    Its at least one year premature to make a prediction like this, but I believe Obama has shown the strength and poise fitting the position of President in difficult times. If he can continue to build on the momentum of the Bush Tax Cut deal and reach other consensus building agreements, he will appeal more to the biggest demographic, the independents, and give himself a very good chance for a second term.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
  81. Hal Ross

    Cheney may just get Mr. Obama re-elected, and easily if the GOP keeps trying to undermine the president. Unpatriotic attitudes, like wanting our president to fail, and stupid moves, like taking healthcare away from poor and deserving Americans, or giving rich folks tax breaks they don't deserve, all provide any shrewd campaign staff evidence needed to hummer the GOP back into the minority in 2012. So keep talking jerk. We know what you're all about!

    January 18, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
  82. Rich McKinney, Texas

    It is hard to say at this juncture. Lets see what happens in the next 2 years. If the unemployment rate rises, our federal deficit rises and we don't start pulling out of Afghanistan very soon then Obama better start looking for a new job come 2012.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
  83. Wade

    Dick Cheney says President Obama will be a one-term president. Is he right?

    Funny coming from the vp who left the nation in near ruin to call the president that is cleaning up the mess he helped to create a one term president. Did ole Dick forget the tax breaks in the BILLIONS he gave BIG OIL while they made record profits on the backs of Americans? We didn't.

    Obama will be voted in again. I for one know that it is going to take as many years to fix the mess as it took to create the mess.

    Obama has my vote!

    Wade
    Sacramento CA

    January 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
  84. Steve Newman

    If unemployment is still at 9% on election day, Cheney could be right, but that isn't news. More than likely, Obama will be re-elected easily. Especially if his opponent is Sarah "An empty can makes the most noise" Palin. Change that, if his opponent is Palin, he will win in a landslide.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
  85. Gordon NJ

    I mean Next question?

    January 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
  86. Phil-Washington State

    "Dick Cheney says President Obama will be a one-term president. Is he right?"

    That's what Mr. Halliburton thinks. I certainly wouldn't want to believe someone whose approval rating was in the teens. If he thinks he's right, perhaps he and Sister Sarah should run in 2012...since both just can't seem to keep their mouths shut. At least George W. has remained relatively silent, and I respect him for this. In answer to your question...NO!

    January 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
  87. Will

    Jack-
    I think Cheney's continued shots at Obama are frankly, pathetic. He clings to a discourse of rationalizations for the Bush administrations mis-steps, and fires criticisms at any attempts to get us out from behind them. The answer to you question is Yes, Obama will remain in th white house for 4 more years and Cheney will cotinue his impersonation of Ebineezer Scrooge.
    Will
    New York

    January 18, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
  88. diane belmont, ca

    dick cheney is playing god once again. no, i don't believe obama will be a one-term president.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
  89. Barbara, Sonoma CA

    Cheney! Isn't he one of the guys who said there were WMDs in Iraq? Didn't he also say the Iraqis would welcome us with open arms? Didn't he shoot a friend while hunting? The real question should be "who cares what Cheney thinks?"

    January 18, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
  90. David from Herndon, VA

    I'd say that's good news for Obama. Cheney hasn't been right about anything since.. ever.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:03 pm |
  91. Steve

    Not if he keeps comparing his 8 year adminsitration's accomplishments with Obama's just two.

    IL

    January 18, 2011 at 4:03 pm |
  92. Sean in Michigan

    I don't listen to polls or Cheney. Anything can happen leading into the 2012 election.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
  93. J Farrow

    Cheney is incorrect. Obama is far and away the better candidate for another term than any Republican. Cheney is a bitter old fool!

    January 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
  94. Mike in Brooklyn, NY

    Cheney is such an arrogant, childish hack. He absolutely hates the fact that the law put him out of a job. And that fact really gets to him, because he can't be in control anymore. And he did assume so much power as vice president because Bush was so incompetent. Cheney got addicted to that power and he's been going through withdrawal ever since. Whatever he says is just more of the same long whiny complaint!.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
  95. Tina Tx

    I wished that Bush/Cheney had been a one term set but they broke my dreams and I hope I can break theirs when I vote for Obama again.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
  96. SoldierOfFortunes

    Cheney is an idiot...he has wishful thinking here...he is under fire for his investments in the oil spill and shooting someone in the ass!
    We want a President with brains and balls...not someone who needs a nap every day...that should have been a big indicator that BUSH was asleep at the wheel so to speak...GO OBAMA!!! A SMARTIE!!!!

    January 18, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
  97. Jeff in Bishop, Georgia

    Mr. Cafferty, with more than a year until the GOP nominates their candidate, it is premature for VP Cheney to make that prediction with certainty. If the GOP has a dynamic ticket that can garner the independent vote, they have a great chance. If not, Obama will win a 2nd term.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
  98. Mark

    Yep, when 5 buck gasoline and 12% unemployment hit the American public in two years, Obama will be going back to organizing communities.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
  99. Gerry luimes

    There are all sorts of convoluted opinions and debates about what constitutes good policies,good presidents and one-or two term tenures;In final analysis it can be stated that no president has a right to expect a two term.It is not he,but the country that counts most.
    If a president is capable of leading a country in a positive direction that POTUS may just earn the possiblity of being re-elected;The
    emphasis being on "earn".
    gerry at edmonton,can.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:14 pm |
  100. Pete from Georgia

    Is he right ??
    He's as right as America was WRONG in electing this current neighborhood organizer as President in the first place.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
  101. Moe Dallas

    Yes, Obama is going to Haliburton as its CEO..

    January 18, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
  102. Olga

    Dick Cheney is so far removed from people in America, he doesn't even know how his people are running his business, much less how this country feel about the brilliancy of President Barack Obama.

    My brilliant niece, an engineer, worked for Cheney's company for 13 years and was let go the weekend after she attended her grandfather's funeral. Just like that.

    He should take a backward glance to a road strewn with victims...HIS victims.

    Olga
    Austin, Tx

    January 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
  103. Amine

    Wow, I didnot know that Dick have the crystal ball, if Obama win will he disappear and forever keep his big mouth shut?

    January 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
  104. Barbara Villers

    Oh I think old Dick wishes Mr. Obama would be a one term president. Actually, I like Mr. Obama, he's thoughtful, doesn't over react and he's my choice over any Republican. So many Republicans (Sarah Palin) open one's mouth without thinking....and they have such nasty retorical inunendos - I just get very tired of the nastiness.

    Babs in Va Beach

    January 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
  105. Mike in Denver

    I have thought that Obama would be a single term president long before Dick got his ticker wound. Two years is an eternity in politics, so it is anyone's guess.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
  106. Charlie of Southern Oregon

    Hello, Jack & all– Should a person most responsible for starting a very destructive war under false pretenses be listened to?

    January 18, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
  107. Jamie in St. Louis

    Depends on who runs against him. If Palin or Gingrich wins the Republican primary Obama will win the Presidency in a land slide. If someone like Paul Ryan or Chris Christie would run it would be a close election. A third party candidate like Bloomberg would also throw a wrench in Obama's chances. All of that being said, if Hillary Clinton runs against Obama in a primary I would think this time she would win.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
  108. Docb

    Mr. Cheney has a record of lying to us ...His crystal ball is filled with the cheapness of the lies he told and the deaths we have suffered as a result...Am afraid his creds are a deficit–like the unfunded -unnecessary wars he propelled us into..

    Jack, cheney knows nada..but he is hoping...Otherwise more of his deceitfullnes...will come out!

    January 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm |
  109. JONIQUE

    Who cares what "has been" Cheney thinks? He has been dishonest. Do you think we have forgotten his misdeeds? Why are you even entertaining what he thinks?
    Next you will be asking about his looney daughter. All they want is to keep their names before us. Please Cafferty, ask relevant questions.
    We have too many problems in America that deserve honest discussion rather than questions about Cheney and Sarah Palin.
    for heavans sake up the quality of your discussions.

    Grandma from Virginia

    January 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm |
  110. Bernie of Lowell, MA

    "I leave that problem to my successor." was oft spoken by George W. Bush. "That" problem included: a steady decline in jobs, the seds of the economic collapse, the two unresolved wars,...

    Bush and Cheney left all those real problems to their successor – I can't imagine anyone else doing any better as President after we had eight years of procrastination and lies.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm |
  111. Carol

    Jack, Like the American people believe anything Dick Cheney says. I for one get mad everytime I see his face. My greatest hope is they come after him for war crimes. Let him go crawl back in the hole where he came from and take Sarah Palin with him.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:33 pm |
  112. Michael Ott

    It has long been my belief that Dick Cheney is oblivious to the full spectrum of human reality; choosing instead to see the world. and himself, through eyes that keep him front and center, forever righteous and honorable; prescient and superior. The true reality is that he simply defines the worst of human nature. So far as I am concerned, his opinion on Obama's re-election prospects – like everything else he utters – counts for nothing!

    January 18, 2011 at 4:33 pm |
  113. ken, atlantic city, nj

    Cheney is wrong. Obama is a corporotist and a populist. Endless tax cuts for all, no regulations for corporations, 0% loans for banks, corporate welfare, big defense spending, free medicaid health care for 16 million people, free health care for 26 yr olds, endless unemployment benefits, more wars, and more cheap junk from china to keep the masses shopping at walmart. Obama will be re-elected because he gives great speeches to the gullible masses on main street, and will get millions from banks, wall street, and big corporations for his re-election campaign.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
  114. Nurse Lisa in Shelton CT

    anyone who wants to can check the Obameter tk see how well Obama is doing on keeping hundreds of promises he made while campaigning and the paltry few he hasn't. W

    January 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
  115. Dave

    Obama is a charismatic campaignor, and is tough to beat. Just ask Hillary Clinton. I don't think the Republicans have a candidate that could beat him. Sarah Palin certainly isn't going to.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm |
  116. Tom in Desoto, Tx

    Cheney's been right on everything. WMD, water-boarding, more guns the merrier, and lets not forget he and George W Bush ran the debt up from $.4.6 Trillion to $10.6 trillion on unfunded wars, tax cuts for the rich, a partial fence at the Mexican border, and reduced water and air standards quality in JUST 8 years. Yea, give me more of that Ole time republicanism, and a brain transplant please. Democrats are not the spendoholics, if anyone cares about facts

    January 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
  117. Jane (Minnesota)

    Mr Cheney needs to fade into the background and be thankful that Congress never looked into possible war crimes. Who would ever hold his opinions highly?

    January 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
  118. Kim Smith

    Dick Cheney engineered what was probably the worst presidency in American history, so I could care less what he thinks.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
  119. calaurore9

    Palin-Cheney 2012. Sarah & Lynn. Yeah, that's the ticket.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
  120. Nurse Lisa in Shelton CT

    Dick Cheney believes in torture too – that's why he continues to spew. Quit announcing his every comment like it is valuable to the troubles facing our nation in his wake.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
  121. Andy in Vancouver, BC

    Until we find those WMDs, Cheney should not be making any predictions.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:45 pm |
  122. Stewart Herd

    Cheney's never been right about anything yet.. Obama will get the last laugh.

    And speaking of the last laugh..

    A new heart for Dick Cheney? Incredible!

    Do you think OZ can also get Sarah Palin a new brain?

    January 18, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
  123. Ray in Knoxville

    Jack, I hope he's just as right about this as he was about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq back in 2003.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
  124. Bob

    Too bad that Dick "deficits don't matter" and "1% solution" Cheney wasn't a one-term president.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  125. Kathie

    Darth Cheney can put his opinions where the sun doesn't shine. Didn't he do enough damage when he was running the country for 8 years, eg illegal wars, torture, etc. He makes Darth Vader look like a good angel.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
  126. Tom (Atlanta)

    I believe there is some truth in Cheney's remarks regarding Obama's learning on terror. Also, it appears that he maybe also learning how to manage and govern. Now 1) if the economy continues to improves, 2) if the employment improves, 3) if Obama works earnestly with industry, and 4) if he does not make polarizing comments nor points fingers, people have short memories, and he'll be a very strong candidate to repeat in 2012. Now if the Republicans cannot field a candidate other than the ones on the radar screen now, he's a shoe-in. There are a lot of if's and two years, as Obama himself demonstrated in his run for president, is a long time. Right now I believe it too early to say.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm |
  127. John Moore - New Britain, PA

    Lets be honest, Bush and Cheny was a disaster for the US and we are still paying the price. Voters were mad with the lack of responsibility shown by a child like congress and in 2010 they beat up on those in power. When it comes to voting for a President though the voter wants to see someone with adult behaviour. Unless the GOP has answers to our problems and is prepared to share them with the American people they will strike out in 2012.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm |
  128. Cal (Maui)

    I don't see any GOP strong person emerging who could run an effective campaign against Obama, recently Obama has moved more towards the center, don't know if he will stay there, if he knows what is good for him he will.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm |
  129. Paulette in Dallas,PA

    Time will tell but he definitely needs to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm |
  130. Bill from Maryland

    No, Cheney's not right – in the head. Obama is today's Eisenhower who'll get better with time. Unless there's a Republican walking on water, it's Obama for 4 more years.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:07 pm |
  131. Judie Wm's -- El Lago TX

    Hi Jack....I caught part of a Cheney interview and DID NOT see a crystal ball, a psyhic, tarot cards or weegie board anywhere!

    January 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  132. Tom Mytoocents Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Jack

    If Dick runs against Obama the result would be a landslide victory for Obama. If it weren't for the Bush Cheney administration Obama would never been elected. Cheney and Bush's list of failures challenge Mosses who wandered in the desert forty years and could only produced 10 plagues.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  133. Annie, Atlanta

    I'm not sure a whole lot of us care what Cheney says or thinks unless it's something along the lines of "I'm going to return all the money I stole from the US taxpayers during my years in government, including the $9 Billion in cash we sent to Iraq."

    January 18, 2011 at 5:10 pm |
  134. chaney Louisiana

    I guess the caustic comments that come from Dick Cheney are the result of a defective battery......I have never put much stock into what he says then or now......

    January 18, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
  135. Annie, Atlanta

    @John from Alabama, the latest count on the cost of the Iraq war now stands at $1 Trillion – with a T. Aside from that, I agree.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
  136. Ralph Spyer

    Mr Cheney, draft evader, warmonger , no bid government contract beneficiary, drunk , gun lover , millionaire .Whatever happened to integrity Cheney.I hope his heart can take it when Obama gets relected.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  137. carla

    who cares what cheney he has has as much credibilty as sarah palin...kinda makes me sick

    January 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  138. Chuck / La Garita, CO

    Jack, I think he is wrong. I also have a hard time understanding how he can make such a prediction with two years to go. So many things will come
    and go by then. If the numbers improve he will go two terms, if not then he only deserves one term. I just cant see a republican who I trust any more than the President, and if Chaney runs aginst him, two terms is a lock.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  139. Chris from Philadelphia

    Cheney's opinion is worthless. The likelihood of a second term is based on jobs and the economy. The opposing candidate matters too. Palin all but guarantees a second term.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  140. Irving, New york city

    Wait a minute Mr.Cheany was one of the heads of the most deceitful, destructive , most idiotic, out of touch, country breaking administrations ever. Who cares what he thinks!!!.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
  141. Cris from Las Vegas

    No. Just another example of magical thinking on Mr. Cheney's part - i.e. that saying something makes it so. As for Gitmo, Obama can't shut it down because of the legal mess/blunders the Bush administration created. Mr. Cheney doesn't need a heart transplant, he needs a brain transplant.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
  142. rich

    I hope he is a one term president . as a retired person ; I don,t want to pay for another bank-wall -st-auto bailout . he(and his administration ) are trying to pay for budget busting giveaways by cutting senior programs and blaming us for all the countrys ills . when the senior citizens wake up and realize what,s going on and when they feel the effects coming down the road ; they will vote to replace them . (hjim) .

    January 18, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
  143. Cher

    Obama is a GREAT president. He has accomplished more in his first 2 years than any president in recent memory. He handles crises calmly and reaches out to those with opposing views regardless of how many times he is snubbed. Obama will win again in 2012, and Cheney's opinions will fade into a Wyoming sunset.

    Cher
    Northern California

    January 18, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
  144. Vee (brooklyn)

    I think he (Cheney) will be in-for a surprise. The GOP doesn't have any creditable representation. Who's gonna run against him? I don't see anyone the REPUBS have. Glenn Beck, Rush, Palin, etc. I mean these guys are more like comedians...Americans want a leader that cares about the ppl. Not like Beck drawing cartoon characters to explain the politcal rhetoric in Arizona...Haha!

    January 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  145. Fidel from Kennesaw, Ga.

    Looks like Obama's 3rd year will be better than the first two. Chenny is preaching his heart desire instead of facts, but what do you expect from a guy that caused his boss (President George W.) and the nation more heart aches than any other vice president in history.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  146. Mike in New Orleans

    Before claiming that President Obama is a one term president, Mr. Chaney and the Republican Party should have a viable candidate to run against him, and right now they have none.

    Put up someone that can beat him and then you can talk. Right now you have nothing to base your claims on.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  147. Oumar, Austin, TX

    Obama will be a one term president if one of Dick Cheney's insane supporter kill him. Other than that, I don't see anything that would stop him to get a second term.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  148. Ed's Kate

    Who cares what Cheney says or thinks. It is too bad he and his cohorts got to serve more than one term. This country is in the mess it is in because of him and his buddies. His opinion is worthless.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  149. c ward

    Mr. Obama will be a one time president. He has shown no leadership in creating jobs. He has bailied out Wall Streert; and left Main Street to fend for its self.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  150. Travis Piper

    Jack, I hope and pray, for the sake of our nation, that Obama is just a one-term president because I am afraid that this country cannot take four more years of him and Biden if Obamacare is an example of what he wants to do to us.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  151. Larry Butts , Murray,Iowa

    President Obama will not be a one term president because , very soon, the American people will be experiencing "buyer's remorse" when they figure out what the Republicans are actually up to.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  152. Francine Demers quebec Canada

    Ithink president Obama is a strong leader and he will be there for another mandat. He is doing very well with all the problems he got
    from the precedent administration.....

    January 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  153. diane in sweet home, oregon

    Yes.As soon as I seen he wasn't going to heed common sense and will of the people in regards to pushing for HEALTHCARE, I knew he was dead meat.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  154. Richard Oak Harbor, Wa

    President Obama was elected because the American people wanted relief from being run roughshod over by privatized military industrial complex contractors who were bleeding the middle class dry. unfortunately our democratic system hasn't permitted Obama to make changes for the benefit of the average American. Dick Cheney represents the priviledged hawks who've profitted most from the war machine which stubbornly neglects the well being of those who embrace peace over war. Opinions are like a**holes, everyone has one and Dick Cheney's is no different.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  155. Beverly Corbett

    Obama, will definately be a one term president when people find out how the Obama care package will effect their state and their lives as citizens and their taxes!!!! Chandler, AZ.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  156. Jim Carlisle

    Hey Jack,

    You know Cheney always tells the truth, and is always fair. Wouldn't get caught twisting the truth, nor ever abuse his power to hide the truth. And his predictions are infallible. Remember, he told us we'd be out of Iraq in 6 months?

    I wouldn't take anything Cheney says to the bank.

    Jim
    Atascadero, CA

    January 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  157. Greg

    Was he right about the so called "WMDs" in Iraq?

    Was he right about the former Iraqi government providing a training ground for Al Queda?

    Will he be right about Obama being a one term president?

    There seems to be a pattern here.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  158. Patrick in Mchigan

    Cheny is as right about this as he was about the weapons of mass destruction, waterboarding and hunter safety.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  159. Craig - Dallas, TX

    Dick Cheney is just as right about Obama being a one-termer as he was about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  160. Clive

    If performance has anything to do with it, Mr. Cheney is wrong and President Obama will be reelected to a second term.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  161. Barbara

    It is interesting that Cheney refused to give any information regarding his thoughts Palin, but readily gave his opinion on President Obama which was dead WRONG!

    January 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  162. henry

    I think americans want things to change right away. If obama is limited to one term we will lose our chance at bettering ourselves as a country as a whole. It takes time to change ourselves and the worldaks opinion of us. We are going in the right direction. His inability to wave a magic wand and immediately accomlish those things the country wants an't be blamed on him alone. I for one do not want to see him thrown under the bus by challengers' promise they can cure all.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  163. Dan

    It is funny that a man who is praying that Obama doesn"t get elected for a second term, will say anything to avoid the chance he will be charged as a war crimminal. This guy has lied to the American people and caused the death of so many Americans.
    He has no creditability what so ever.
    he needs to go back to Montana and crawl back in that bunker he slid out of.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  164. Lou from Iowa

    I think Obama will win again in 2012. The Republicans haven't offered anyone strong enough to go against him. Besides, Obama has an ace in the hole....if it looks like he is losing he will replace Biden with Hillary Clinton. Good luck beating that combo.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  165. Dale

    Cheney is blowing smoke as he usually does, He and bush were appointed by the supreme court, were not elected. Were elected in the second term because everyone was so fed up with them no one went out to vote except the less than one third of the population who call themselves republicans. I think Mr. Obama will be reelected, we could not take another four year term with the right wing in control of everything.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  166. MJL

    President Obama will be re-elected. Dick Cheney doesn't know what he is talking about, Hopefully people will remember the huge mess that Obama came into. He didn't lose the jobs, that was the Bush administrate from the collapse of our economy, Domino effect.

    I think Obama has done a wonderful job, especially since Bohner an his cronies fight him every step of the way.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  167. jim boomhower

    Jack giving Cheney a platform contributes to cnn failing in the rating game. Please return to questions that we your viewers feel worthwile to coment on.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  168. Queen(Utah)

    When Dick Cheney speaks it's equivalent to Sarah Palin saying that she can see Russia from her house..He lost his mind when he lost the weight. Obama in 2012!!!!

    January 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  169. Vee (brooklyn)

    I vote Obama.. As I have been effected by unmeployment and without his bills passing for extension, my butt would be grass! Mind you, I use to make 70K annually and worked all 20 of my 36 years of life..This has helped my credit card payments and bills. For that, I will be forever loyal and greatful to my President...

    January 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  170. Sam Conserve

    President Obama has done truly amazing things in his short time as president. Of course, like most presidents, some of his decisions have come under serious fire. Sure I don't agree with with everything he does. However, he's the best man for the job right now. therefore, I do not think he will be a one-term president.

    Thank you

    Sam, FL

    January 18, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  171. Irving, New york city

    Wait a minute Mr.Cheany was one of the heads of the most deceitful, destructive , most idiotic, out of touch, country breaking administrations ever. Who cares what he thinks!!! Shut Up Dick.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  172. pittwood

    Barack Obama will be elected to a second term.Look around and we are starting the recovery of eight or more years of ineptitude in just two years of his presidency.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  173. Matthew - Montreal - Canada

    Mr. Cheney's prediction is about as good as the tea leaves he's used to arrive at this conclusion. I've always believed that Cheney was extremely cerebral but this pandering to the Teapartiers may promote his chances of now getting a heart and brain transplant. Interestingly enough, under Obama's health care reform, he'd probably be eligible.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  174. Arlene, Illinois

    From the way he looks today he should try and live long enough
    to see President Obama re-elected in 2012.
    Good thing the Republicans are trying to repeal health care as
    Cheney doesn't need it.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  175. Elizabeth Cohen

    Jack, is this the same guy who predicted there would be Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq? The same guy who held secret meetings to develop an energy policy that resulted in $4.00 a gallon gas? Gee, I have really been missing his whimsical predictions. Since he no longer has an organic heart, I would suggest he reflect on his mechanical pump and try to make up for his past lack of truthfulness.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  176. Vee (brooklyn)

    Oh... did I mention that I cannot understand one word that Palin says...Her voice is irritable to say the least She is not a factor she just makes the GOP look more like losers and crybabies...Thxs Sarah for helping my President get elected for another term! You're the Best...Muah! Yippeee!

    January 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  177. Carol

    If Chaney is able to read the future, why did he squander his gift when he was V.P.? His hunting friend would have much appreciated his ability!

    January 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  178. Judie Fox

    That Cretin Chaney hasn't been right about anything up to this point, so why should anyone believe he'd be right about this. Obama will most certainly be re-elected. Chaney, like most other Republicans, is out of touch with reality.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
  179. cal

    let hope he is right once. it's now time to get out all the liberal's and hard right out of office and get a good balance of americans who thinks it time to do what's right for the USA.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
  180. Douglas W. Lytton

    Jack,

    It's possible that Obama will only serve one term if he changes his present course and once again only votes his idiological beliefs. That's seem unlikely as he no longer has the table rigged to favor the left. That said, continuing on the course of triangulation (like Clinton did), he may wind up to be a truly great leader.

    Thanks,
    Doug Lytton
    Encinitas, CA

    January 18, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
  181. evelemon@live.com

    The stock market has gained more during Obama's presidency, than only one other president. Considering what the Bush-Cheney's administration ran the economy in the ground, they weren't a bad act to follow. I'm putting my money on Obama. Eve of Texas

    January 18, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
  182. Mike

    Cheneys right, Obama will be "One and done". But that's not a news flash.

    Alot of us could see all along Barak had NO leadership,political,business or verbal skills all along, he's in over his head so he's doing the smart thing for self preservation....Nothing and vacations.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
  183. Gonzarelli

    Yeah and what credibility does this man have? Go away, please!

    January 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  184. Bill Boney

    I'd rather listen to the wishful thinking of Cheney than the no-know how to articulate issues of Palin! Maybe if Palin stops screwing up every time she opens her mouth, that might give a chance the Right to reclaim the WH in two years!

    January 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  185. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    If Cheney has a crystal ball I think he can put it to better use than making a prediction on Obama's presidency.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  186. donnie

    Amazing,Cheney, the worst v.p.and Hliburton, screwing the American taxpayer out of hundreds of millions in the gulf and afghan wars? Hmmmm ,Guess its true ," The Guilty DO Speak The Loudest ".

    January 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  187. Jay

    Dick Chaney hasn't been right about anything since the first gulf war. Good news for Obama!

    January 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  188. TOM INDIANA

    Anybody think Obama is a one term and agree with Cheney are big right wings talk show and Fox's news listeners. They will go back to listen the right after they write the blog that Obama is one term. For my opinion, Who knows. I don't have a crystal ball and I don't think Cheney can predict the future. I will tell you this, i will vote for Obama again.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  189. Charles

    Dick Cheney has been empty in terms of whatever he had predicted, like Iraq welcoming us with roses during the invasion and other foolish statements he had made then and now. When you think about it, Cheney, Rush, Beck and Palin are all birds of the same feathers. These empty barrels should be ignored. They are polutants

    January 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  190. HURRICANEPAUL from Hawaii

    Jack, after I heard Democratic strategist James Carville say on CNN that if Hillary Clinton would give Obama one of her balls, that he would have two, is when I knew that Obama was destined to be a one-term president.

    Once the "old media" begins to turn their backs on Obama, as James Carville has, Obama will be thrown under their bus just like all the rest.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
  191. Lansing Allison

    yes this president will be a only a one term because He has up set the Apple cart too much too much money going to Big Business instead of the people Someone From "The Tea Party" Will be in office come Nov 2012

    January 18, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
  192. Joe Geshel

    The Republicans need a dominae candidate and then Obama will be a one term President. who will emerge is yet to be determined.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
  193. Peter

    No to clean water . . . yes to plastic guns, armor piercing bullets, chemical plant emissions, WMD and that slam dunk on Iraq . . . when has Dick Cheney ever been right on anything regarding the future of America?

    January 18, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  194. Melissa Greene

    Obama has proven himself to be a secure and an intellectual leader with the wisdom to help move this country ahead in the right direction. He will be the next President. My family will be voting for him again and my daughter will be old enough to vote. !

    January 18, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  195. wellington527

    I really wish Mr. Cheney would take Mr Bushes lead and go some where and be quiet. It seems he has something against the President or he hates to leave the spotlight one or the other. He looks so pitiful and I wish he would just leave the President alone and stop looking for a camera to talk to and go ahead and pay attention to himself and family, take care of himself and his heart .

    January 18, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  196. Chuck Barker

    Despite inheriting an eight year backlog of mistakes, lies, criminal and immoral activities, and financial ruin...not to mention unlawful wars, and that ever-present, lightly veiled insidiousness that is our eternal burden...racial prejudice...., and with a divided Congress always overwhelmed what with hiding dirty little secrets, and entering the office during the onset of a world-wide great, er....recession, and facing deceitful, inane questions about his very eligibility to actually be President.l........I think so.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  197. Alec

    I think Dick Cheneys statement is both humorous and trivial at the same time. However, on a more serious note, except Mr Wolf Blitzer is completely tone deaf to the acrimony which now exists in your great country, I think he should be aware that some of the questions which he asked the Deputy Sheriff about hate emails etc. that "many" persons were writing in about him could result in a similar incident as what took place with Congresswoman Gifford?

    January 18, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  198. Vee (brooklyn)

    I think Sarah is secretly working for Obama...She helps him out tremedously when she comments! Thnx soooo much Sarah, Glen, and croonies!

    January 18, 2011 at 5:48 pm |
  199. Barbara

    The nerve of Cheney, readily declines to give an opinion on Palin, but does not hesitate to give his WRONG OPINION on President Obama!He will be a second term President.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
  200. Ron Allen

    Sung to the tune from The Wizard of Oz.......

    Sez the Prez will be rejected and won't be re-elected but he's been wrong from the start, his doctors are reporting that he may stop waterboarding if he only had a heart.

    He'd be like the Dalai Lama or President Obama, friendly warm and smart, he'd be charming and so zany he'd be nothing like Dick Chaney if he only had a heart.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:49 pm |