John McCain was endorsed by Dick Cheney, the architect of the Bush imperial presidency, who consistently rationalized the war in Iraq with discredited arguments, advocated the nation's going over to the "dark side" through the use of torture, and supported the attack on habeas corpus, civil liberties and constitutional guarantees.
That's an endorsement to be relished with pride. So much for McCain's attempts to distance himself from the Bush administration.
Barack Obama congratulated McCain for an endorsement that he "really earned" through voting with Bush and Cheney "90 percent of the time" and for having served "as Washington's biggest cheerleader for going to war in Iraq" and supporting "economic policies that are no different from the last eight years."
Obama continued, "[Cheney] knows that with John McCain you get a twofer: George Bush's economic policy and Dick Cheney's foreign policy–but that's a risk that the American people cannot afford to take." Listen to Obama's pointed remarks in Colorado: