Dick Cheney Calls Obama Worse than Jimmy Carter

The former vice president talks about president Obama in an ABC exclusive interview.
3:36 | 07/30/12

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Now to, "your voice, your vote." The exclusive interview with former vice president dick cheney. It's grabbed headlines for cheney's blunt statement it was quote, mace take, for john McCAIN TO PICK SARAH PALIN AS A Running mate. Jonathan karl has more. Reporter: I interviewed cheney by his home in jackson hole, wyoming. And talk about facing death and how the miracle heart transplant saved his life. How are you feeling? Excellent. I haven't felt this good if years. Reporter: You were in end stage heart failure. It's nothing short of a miracle. Reporter: When you go in for that surgery, you don't know if you're going come out alive? Well, that's one way to look at it. The pump -- it was the toughest of all surgeries. I lost 40 pounce. I was heavily sedated for weeks afterwards. I had pneumonia while I was recovering the surgery. By the time I came out from under, looked in the mirror, i saw my dad shortly before he died. It was four months ago. Not a single glitch, no sign of rejection. Everything's gone perfectly. Reporter: Dick cheney is back. Feisty as ever. Your overall assessment of president obama? Obviously, I'm not a big fan. I ds agree with him fund mentally philosophically. There would be a tough time to find a president I disaguy with more. Reporter: Really? Jimmy carter? Yeah. 24 al qaeda targets taken out. You can't say he is soft on terror, can you? I wouldn't say he's soft on terror, he's made a number of mistakes. Bin laden, fine, a lot of that intelligence came as a result of the programs we had in place in the bush administration. Reporter: Gay marriage is one issue where they see eye to eye. Just last month, his daughter, mary, married her long-time partner heather poe. Do you wish you pushed harder on that issue? Why. Reporter: Well -- if I was out there in the first campaign in joe lieberman in front of millions of americans and I laid out my position then, it hasn't changed, no. I've addressed it and moved on. Reporter: How was mary's wedding. I'm su I'm sure it was fine. We wished them well. She wanted it to avoid being part of the media circus. Or a political debate. We were proud and happy and congratulated them. Reporter: He was within of the most controversial vice presidents ever. He told us he is completely at peace with his legacy. I'm very comfortable with what I did, how I did it, why i did it. I'll let others judge whether they liked it or not. Reporter: Do you have any regrets? Not really. Reporter: He's back, but there are limits. He won't attend the republican convention in august. He'll be going fishing instead. Robin? Thank you, jon. All right, let's get back to

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