In the comments thread for Reid Stott's post on vice-presidential candidates
, reader "dan" recalls something from 2000:
A few years ago Cheney squared off with Lieberman in the VP debate. Both were professional and soft spoken, found areas of both agreement and disagreement. What I remember most is the reaction to the two men. There was a general agreement that perhaps both tickets were upside down. Some went further to say that the two Veep candidates would make a good team.
I remember that too. Even some Naderite lefties were impressed by Cheney (and Lieberman, for that matter). What happened to him? Was he just on his best behavior that day?