Update: Ha, ha, Ezra Klein has Cheney fever already:
Please please please let the GOP run a 69-year old with multiple heart attacks, business ties that make Bush look ascetic, a history of extremist statements, and all the charm of a table leg you just stubbed your toe on. Let Cheney lumber up the stage, mumbling his inverse Joe Friday, jes-the-lies speeches from that impossibly limber half inch on the right side of his mouth.
Sorry, but the Democratic party has proven one thing, and one thing only, in its last couple of elections: you don't run candidates who scoff at charisma. Cheney makes Kerry look like a laugh party, he makes Gore look like Hitch. They can run him, but for a party whose main task ("compassionate conservatism") is convincing folks that they're not evil, running this artist's rendering of a corrupt corporate overlord would be a hell of an oversight.
Which is to say, No! Don't run Cheney! We'll never beat him! O', woe is us!