It’s official. Liz Cheney lost her congressional race in Wyoming against Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman. But that is not stopping the mainstream media from pushing the idea of Cheney running for President in 2024.
Presidential historian and MSNBC guest Michael Beschloss posted several times suggesting Cheney should run in 2024. He even asked his Twitter followers whether Cheney should run in 2024 as a Republican, third-party candidate, or not.
Surprisingly, Bschloss stopped there and did not ask whether Cheney should run in Democratic primaries. She might be their best chance at this point. But the obsession with Cheney 2024 did not stop there. The Washington Post published an article with the headline, “Liz Cheney’s political life is likely ending — and just beginning.” The Post implied that Cheney has not ruled out a run, and if she runs, she could siphon votes from the middle-of-the-road Republicans.
In January, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman suggested a Joe Biden, Liz Cheney ticket for 2024. Friedman said:
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Friedman continued, stating he wanted a “unity ticket” in 2024:
“Is that what America needs in 2024 — a ticket of Joe Biden and Liz Cheney? Or Joe Biden and [Sen.] Lisa Murkowski [R-Alaska], or Kamala Harris and [Sen.] Mitt Romney [R-Utah], or [Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate] Stacey Abrams and Liz Cheney, or [Sen.] Amy Klobuchar [D-Minn.] and Liz Cheney? Or any other such combination.”
CNN has asked her multiple times during different interviews whether she will run in 2024.
Fox News asked voters what they thought of a potential Presidential run by Cheney. One voter said: “I wouldn’t support her as a dog catcher.”
Another voter said: “I would vote for her. We need women, strong women with powerful decision-making and fair.”
One voter who supports Cheney said: “Even though I support her, and I think she is a better candidate, I still think that Trump did a lot for Wyoming and that we have actually been hurt by our new President.”
Cheney will likely lose in the Wyoming primary if she runs for President in 2024. If Cheney runs as a third-party candidate, her only objective at that point would be to siphon votes from Trump, which is her number one goal. If Trump runs, it will be interesting to see how the GOP Presidential field plays out.