Liz Cheney for president? Why it could actually matter.

Liz Cheney For President? Why It Could Actually Matter. - 6Dgm7Mq554I63Hhgnastxuyymq
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Generally speaking, about the last moment in which you want to discuss running for president is hours after you suffer a crippling defeat. But there was Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), fresh off a 37-point loss in her GOP primary Tuesday, floating the possibility of a national 2024 run on NBC’s “Today” show.

“It is something I’m thinking about, and I’ll make a decision in the coming months,” Cheney said, emphasizing that she’ll be “doing whatever it takes to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office.”

Cheney has left open the possibility before, but she suggested Wednesday that she’s not particularly chastened by her party’s historic rebuke. And she quickly converted her House campaign to a leadership committee aimed at thwarting Trump in 2024.

The idea that Cheney would have virtually any shot at winning a national Republican primary after such a loss in her home state is, on its face, laughable. And Cheney is shrewd enough to…

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This article was written by Aaron Blake and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com