After her embarrassing loss in the Wyoming primary this summer, liberals lined up to praise Liz Cheney for her courage. It was a stunning display.
Now, Cheney is already being reminded not to even bother running in 2024 because no one on the left would ever vote for her.
She was only useful to them in her capacity to attack Trump as a member of Congress.
The liberal outlet Politico is reminding Cheney to know her place:
The Cheney 2024 conundrum
Liberals who lavish praise on Liz Cheney for her defiance of Donald Trump are making one thing crystal clear: Don’t expect us to support her for president, or any other political office, for that matter.
The Wyoming Republican’s anti-Trump maneuvers have lately belied her conservative policy views — particularly on foreign affairs, an area in which some progressives have managed to align with Trump in slamming her as a warmonger.
It could be a big hurdle for Cheney as she considers a 2024 presidential run that would function as a means to block Trump from a return to the White House, something she has said is more important than any policy disagreements with Democrats.
Cheney appealed to Democrats in her primary last month, only to get trounced by a pro-Trump challenger. And her close working relationship with Democrats in probing the Jan. 6 Capitol attack is showing no signs of translating into national crossover appeal.
Her approach to global affairs isn’t the only reason she’s getting few Democrats to openly back her for another political office despite her stand against Trump — but it’s a central one.
Cheney has no base of support anymore.
Conservatives aren’t going to vote for her and neither are her new liberal friends.
She imploded her political career by choice.