Skip to comments.Poll: Condi Rice tops GOP VP list
Posted on 04/22/2012 12:14:03 PM PDT by Innovative
Republicans are increasingly falling in behind Mitt Romney's White House run, but they haven't got a clue who he should add to the ticket, a CNN/ORC International survey says.
Condoleezza Rice tops the vice presidential wish list among Republicans and right-leaning independents, according to the poll Wednesday. Twenty-six percent of those polled backed the former national security adviser and secretary of state under George W. Bush as Romney's No. 2.
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The FP Interview: Condoleezza Rice on Obama, âLeading from Behind,â Iraq, and More
I have no idea whether Condi is conservative. Her foreign policy expertise is unquestionable ... though, apparently, she and Dick Cheney butted heads quite a bit. She’s been largely silent on domestic issues, as a far as I know.
VP polls this early are mostly just name-recognition contests.
Doesn't work for me.
Condi Rice Bio
Professor of Political Economy in the Graduate School of Business, Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Professor of Political Science and FSI Senior Fellow, by courtesy
Condoleezza Rice is currently a professor of Political Economy in the Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of The Rice Hadley Group.
From January 2005-2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001-2005, the first woman to hold the position.
If that's the "choice", I'm voting for Goode-Clymer. (and if any freeper is going to whine that doing so will cause Obama to win, I live in Illinois. If you think this state's electoral votes will go to Romney, I have a bridge to sell you). Romney is bad enough, I don't want a running mate who's even MORE liberal.
Really? I question her foreign policy expertise and believe she was in over her head as Secretary of State, and did a lousy job. Her record on Mexico and Israel was awful and ended in failure. Perhaps she'd make a good Ambassador to Russia, if only Bush had given her that post instead...
NO to Socialist Slick Willard !
Gen. Petraeus (sp) is my first and strongest choice. He can lead and implement strategy
LOL Olympia Snowe is going to be available.
Obviously time to call in the Thundering Evangelists to beat somebody down over this one.
Obviously time to call in the Thundering Evangelists to beat somebody down over this one.
Pull black voters? No. Won’t happen.
Key state? No. Rubio helps with hispancs and Florida.
Women? Perhaps. But I doubt it really closes the gender gap in VP position.
Better to pick a VP that guarantees major swing state and helps with Hispanics. Seems like Rubio to me.
I am tellin' ya... A dark horse candidate is going to be able to harness the Christian Right. That can be something close to a third of all voters... If everything aligns, and I am hoping YHWH grants it, conservatives could really get a win with a 3rd party this time.
Oh boy politico bull shit again.
They imagine they can continue to get work ghost writing books and commenting if they can control the Presidential candidate.
That happened to the Democrats a bit earlier, but it's the same problem.
These fringe groups need to be RETURNED TO THE FRINGE. It's time for the PEOPLE to move in and take over their own processes.
She'll tell you her liberalism up front.
You just know that boy ain't gonna' do that !
Likely voters? Nope. Registered? Nope. And does "independents who lean towards the GOP" mean main-stream conservatives? Nope.
But she is black and a woman...isn’t that all that counts?
>I have no idea whether Condi is conservative.<
Did you observe her at the 2002 State of the Union address when Bush declared Islam to be a ROP?
She appeared to have a Chris Matthews moment complete with a tingle up her leg.
NO. Granted, she is much more dignified than Biden, but she is not pro-life, and that will matter if she is needed for a tie-breaker in the Senate.
I will say, though, that it would just frost Michelle Obama to have an attractive black woman on the opposing ticket.
She’s bland and boring. AND the worst political piano player since Richard Nixon.
Might I humbly suggest that her foreign policy experience and prescriptions were unquestionably nonsensical. Nothing about her political persona suggests she is anything but a OWG apologist and domestic policy naif.
That said she would probably add considerably to the “electability” of the ticket (more a comment on the imbecility of the electorate), even thought the result would not be helpful to humanity.
I could hold my nose and vote for Mittens, on about 1/3 of those picks, just to get that person as a front runner for next time around. Any of the rest, and I will be voting for Gary Johnson of the LP.
While we generally agree, I find something far more nefarious to be afoot. I am among those who believe that the two parties seem to be acting in unison - The Left foot and Right foot of the same behemoth. Since before Reagan, the only opposition has come from the Goldwater/Reagan Conservatives, and to a lesser degree, our Libertarian cousins.
I have already been of a mind that it is not salvageable without 'watering the tree of liberty' for some years now - So any attempt in the political arena would really have to be an Hail Mary Pass... And as to that pass, if my fellows have the stones for it, I will gladly push all my chips to the center of the table, hoping against hope that they prove me wrong... Because there are otherwise only two alternatives when one gets down to it - fight or chains - And both of those paths are grievous endeavors.
But then, wisdom comes late to the masses, and few remain who would lead them well, if they would be lead... In the end, I fear, it will be bread and circuses... Bread and circuses.
Romney/Rice 2012... Somebody better gear up the Rice-A-Romney graphics :P
“Romney-Rice vs. Obama-Biden (or even Obama-Hillary)— that would surely be interesting.”
Except she’s said repeatedly she’s not interested.
I could live with choice #2: Romney-Santorum. :-)
I believe Condi voted for Obama last time around. That should qualify her as a good VP alternative him, should Biden stop playing the court jester. Condi won’t change the black vote, and she won’t do much for the feminist vote. She isn’t going to help with the Hispanic vote, and she won’t tip the scales in Florida. In her case, the PC VP doesn’t help much. Romney needs a VP who will attract voters he otherwise won’t get.
She would not deliver black votes any more effectively than Michael Steele delivered black votes.
Nice try, Politico.
LOL! don’t give Obama White aka Romney any ideas. You know Orin Hatch may be looking for work too
Didn’t Condi support affirmative action?
Didn’t Condi support affirmative action?
On the one hand, she could probably destroy Obama on foreign policy. OTOH, she might not get a single black vote outside of Allen West and her own family.
Urges respect & sensitivity in same-sex marriage debate
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged respect and sensitivity in the debate over same-sex marriage. When asked her own views on the subject, however, she ducked the question.
This is an issue that can be debated and can be discussed in our country with respect for every human being, Rice told the News & Record of Greensboro, N.C. When we get into difficult debates about social policy, we get into difficult debates that touch peoples lives. The only thing that I ask is that Americans do it with a kind of sensitivity that real individuals and real human beings are involved here.
In a major defeat for President Bush and other Republicans who hope the issue will rally GOP voters for the November elections, the Senate rejected by a wide margin last week a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Asked for her opinion on the amendment, Rice told the paper, This is not my area of expertise or, frankly, my area of concentration at this point.
Source: Advocate.com GLBT news site , Jun 16, 2006
Message of her candidacy: no ceiling for blacks
Wouldnt a Condoleezza Rice candidacy change America? The very fact that an African American woman could actually become president would send a powerful message to every minority child that there is no more ceiling, no more limit for black Americans in elective politics.
The stain that began to spread through our land when the first slaves landed at Jamestown, VA, would be erased. Condis election would be the last battle of the Civil War, the last civil rights demonstration, the end of a saga that has haunted us since our nation was born. In a land where the signs once read No Irish need apply, wasnt the election of John F. Kennedy the death knell of anti-Catholic bigotry?
If the civil rights movement of the 1960s was animated by the haunting lyrics and melody of the song We Shall Overcome, electing Rice to the White House would send a very different message: We have overcome. And that, apart from Condis obvious merits as a possible president, might just be worth voting for.
Source: Condi vs. Hillary, by Dick Morris, p. 20&181 , Oct 11, 2005
Supports college affirmative action, as beneficiary herself
Rice was under pressure to increase the number of tenured female and minority faculty. Rather than bow to the pressures, Rice charted a centrist course. Admitting she was a product of affirmative action, Rice endorsed using racial and gender preferences in hiring faculty. I am myself a beneficiary of a Stanford strategy that took affirmative action seriously, that took a risk in taking a young Ph.D. from the University of Denver.
Yet, as much as she backed affirmative action in hiring faculty, she strongly opposed it in granting tenure. She consistently refused to give into demands that she favor minority and women professors in granting tenure.
Rice has broken with President Bush to endorse race-based preferences in college admissions. Rice said, I believe that while race-neutral means are preferable, it is appropriate to use race as one factor among others in achieving a diverse student body.
Source: Condi vs. Hillary, by Dick Morris, p.115-118&179 , Oct 11, 2005
Race-neutral preferable, but use race factors until achieved
When the President decided to submit an amicus brief, he asked for my view on how diversity can be best achieved on university campuses. I offered my view, drawing on my experience in academia and as provost of a major university.
I agree with the Presidents position, which emphasizes the need for diversity and recognizes the continued legacy of racial prejudice, and the need to fight it. The President challenged universities to develop ways to diversify their populations fully.
I believe that while race neutral means are preferable, it is appropriate to use race as one factor among others in achieving a diverse student body.
It is important to take race into consideration if you must, if race-neutral means do not work.
If Romney picks Condi Rice for VP I will just stay home.
No thank you she voted for Obama
Dr. Rice has never run for any political office in her life. She’s not about to start now. She’s a foreign policy wonk/Russian expert.
A President Rice? Nah.
Second, she's too much an "Inside the Beltway" choice. What I mean is she doesn't have a real base in the country.
Third, she doesn't appear to have much in the way of political skills or likability with a broader public.
Think Nixon picking Henry Cabot Lodge or Dole going with Jack Kemp, candidates who were more "ho-hum" or "who's that" than inspiring.
She wouldn't give me any more incentive to get out and vote this time than I already have.
Condi Rice was a total flop as Secretary of State.
Her most notable accomplishment was the implementation of a cease fire in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict that saved Hezbollah from being wiped out and allowed them to rearm.
This came after months of Condi denying that she would support a cease-fire.
Condi is part of the tradition of incompetent female Secretarys of State that continue to this day.
And has everyone forgotten that she openly supported Obama for president in 2008?
milt is the most risk-averse politician I have ever seen. The riskiest choice you could hope for from milt would be a very Anglo-looking Hispanic Man.
Obama-Clinton would scare me because a lot of Democrats who didn't vote for Obama would line up behind Hillary.
I don't know how many votes Condi would bring in, but she would be my first choice.
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