“She was a rock star,” Cheney said, recalling an award he presented to the former Prime Minister at the Heritage Foundation. “She was somebody that everybody had enormous respect and admiration for.”
Cheney suggested that part of her popularity in the United States was due to the way President Reagan respected the former Prime Minister as their governing conservative philosophy was similar.
Remembering Thatcher’s role in restoring the British economy, Cheney remarked that it gave him hope for the post-Obama era in America.
“Sometimes I think of her when I think of the task that is going to be ahead of us after Obama leaves office,” Cheney said, adding the he believed the president was taking the country in the wrong direction.