"It's very important that we gather together and get behind our likely nominee Mitt Romney," Cheney said Saturday in Cheyenne. "Mitt Romney can do a whale of a job for us, as a candidate and as a president."
Convention organizers weren't sure Cheney would be able to attend the event because of his March 24 heart transplant, but the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reported he looked healthy.
Cheney told convention-goers he initially turned down an offer to be considered for vice president for former President George W. Bush.
"I said I want to sit down with you [Bush], and I want to vet myself, and I want to go through everything you need to know about why you should not pick me," Cheney said. "The fact is, he never took that first 'no' for an answer."
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