In a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on March 17, Vice President Dick Cheney ripped into the credibility and consistency of Sen. John Kerry (Mass.), the Democratic presidential nominee, particularly on issues of national security.
“On national security, the senator has shown at least one measure of consistency,” said Cheney. “Over the years, he has repeatedly voted against weapons systems for the military. . . . [F]ortunately on matters of national security he was very often in the minority. But the presidency is an entirely different proposition. The President always casts the deciding vote.”