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Poll: Condi Rice tops GOP VP list
Politico ^ | April 19.2012 | Darius Dixon

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: condi; condirice; elections; gopnominee; rice; vpcandidate
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To: SnakeDoctor
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.

Dick Cheney butted heads with everyone, and still does, but I suspect Condi was a bit more pragmatic, while Cheney liked to rattle a few cages.

51 posted on 04/22/2012 2:18:40 PM PDT by khenrich (These days, people pine for Jimmy Carter........)
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To: Innovative

Ah, the pro-abort liberal who SHOULD have been forced to resign in disgrace on 9-12-2001.

What a great match for the most liberal governor in the history of the republic!


52 posted on 04/22/2012 2:28:00 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney's role, if elected, is to consolidate Obama's socialist gains.)
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To: All

The gop elite sit around a table and say “We could pick a Meskin, or a colored girl or maybe we could find a Chinaman. How ‘bout an Injun? Is Lighthorse Campbell still alive? Or that other kind of Injun, the governor of Louisianna. Is there a mixed breed conservative muslim woman available? We’ve got to get someone that EVERYONE loves!


53 posted on 04/22/2012 2:32:47 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, FAMILY GUY)
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To: Innovative
QUESTION #1: What's the difference between Rice and the typical RINO?

ANSWER: Rice is black and female.

QUESTION #2: What do Rice and the typical RINO have in common?

ANSWER: Both are losers.

QUESTION #3: What should Rice do now?

ANSWER: Sit down, play her piano, dream of being Baseball Commissioner and keep her mouth shut.

54 posted on 04/22/2012 2:39:52 PM PDT by jmax (Ahhhh...life is so frigging good under obama's thumb)
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To: katiedidit1

From wikipedia:

Rice was named the Provost of Standford, the chief budget and academic officer of the university, in 1993.

As Stanford’s Provost, Rice was responsible for managing the university’s multi-billion dollar budget. The school at that time was running a deficit of $20 million. When Rice took office, she promised that the budget deficit would be balanced within “two years.” Coit Blacker, Stanford’s deputy director of the Institute for International Studies, said there “was a sort of conventional wisdom that said it couldn’t be done... that [the deficit] was structural, that we just had to live with it.” Two years later, Rice announced that the deficit had been eliminated and the university was holding a record surplus of over $14.5 million.

Rice drew protests when, as provost, she departed from the practice of applying affirmative action to tenure decisions and unsuccessfully sought to consolidate the university’s ethnic community centers.


55 posted on 04/22/2012 2:40:20 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: khenrich

I suspect the same. I figure both are needed on a foreign policy team.

SnakeDoc


56 posted on 04/22/2012 2:40:20 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Innovative

No, no, a thousand times no.


57 posted on 04/22/2012 2:56:58 PM PDT by hershey
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To: khenrich

Speaking of Cheney....If LIZ Cheney’s name was Liz SMITH, Liz BROWN or Liz JONES, she would not only be a good candidate for VP, but also for President. The woman looks and sounds like a genius, B-U-T her name is a political lightning rod. If not for her name, she could walk away with the conservative vote and a lot of every-day-Dem’s, BUT the libs, Soro’s and Media Matters would pull out all the stops to take her down. You think they spent a lot of $$$ getting obama in ?? They would borrow and go into total lifetime debt to defeat her.


58 posted on 04/22/2012 2:59:01 PM PDT by jmax (Ahhhh...life is so frigging good under obama's thumb)
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To: Innovative
Rice refuse to endorse RINO McCain in 2008.

After Obama's 2008 win, she refused to deny that she voted for him but did volunteer that she was "especially proud" of his election and further called it a step toward a more "perfect union."

She has refused to endorse RINO Romney this year.

But in case one should foolishly wonder if she prefers someone more conservative: The only "Republican" she has endorsed in recent years is Orin Hatch - the same Orin Hatch who Obama praised as a "Republican" he can and has worked with.

Do some "Republicans" never tire of the Arlen Specters, Charlie Crists, Lisa Murkowskis, Jefferds....? Do they actual enjoy welcoming those who stink of betrayal?

59 posted on 04/22/2012 3:01:30 PM PDT by drpix
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To: Innovative

So, does the GOP get double “brownie points” [NO pun intended] for having a BLACK (1 point) WOMAN (another point) on the ticket as opposed to the Dems having only a Half-BLACK ( 1/2 point) MAN (Zero points...but then they already have ZERO points) [Pun intended!]?

Looks like a 4:1 advantage in minority points for the GOP!

All assuming that no one cares anymore about what the candidates stand for and how they will govern.


60 posted on 04/22/2012 3:24:09 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Innovative

People....consider the source. CNN. ‘Nuff said.


61 posted on 04/22/2012 4:02:14 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: dainbramaged; ClearCase_guy

Again I’m with you.


62 posted on 04/22/2012 4:21:26 PM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA!)
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To: Innovative

OMG. I believe she voted for Obama. I don’t think she ever came out and said it, but the statements she did make back in ‘08 led me to believe that.


63 posted on 04/22/2012 4:37:42 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: MayflowerMadam

Oh, no. Please not another RINO incompetent (and a nobama supporter). She and colon bowel need to just fade away.


64 posted on 04/22/2012 4:46:39 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Innovative

Petraeus


65 posted on 04/22/2012 6:07:18 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Newt is nuts!)
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To: hal ogen

Absolutely agree.


66 posted on 04/22/2012 6:46:49 PM PDT by gibsosa
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To: Innovative

RINO/RINO vs. LIB/LIB.

Not much of a choice.


67 posted on 04/22/2012 6:48:57 PM PDT by Kevmo (Judicaret spectator se ipso: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: Innovative

If true, this country is in the Twilight Zone.


68 posted on 04/22/2012 6:51:05 PM PDT by SMM48
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To: Iron Munro
And has everyone forgotten that she openly supported Obama for president in 2008?

Can you forget something that never happened?

69 posted on 04/22/2012 8:52:47 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: BillyBoy
(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).

Illinois is Obummer's home state.

Al Gore lost his home state.

70 posted on 04/22/2012 11:54:45 PM PDT by Does so (....... Justice Scalia just turned 78 .........==8-O ............They don't think — they PLOT!)
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To: Innovative
If RINO Condi Rice isn't available there are plenty of other RINOs salivating at the trough — Collin Powell, Olympia Snowe, Bob Bennett (still looking for a gig), Mike Bloomberg, Lisa Murkowski, etc. However, some of these political whores also equate Mittens as the liss of death to their latent political hopes, so he will have to keep looking. Maybe Joe Liberman?
71 posted on 04/23/2012 12:55:14 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: newzjunkey
And has everyone forgotten that she openly supported Obama for president in 2008?

Can you forget something that never happened?

Rice Congratulates Obama Tearfully,
Says She Is "Especially Proud" Of Obama's Win

An emotional Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reveled Wednesday in Barack Obama's election, calling it an "extraordinary step forward" for the nation.

"As an African-American, I'm especially proud," said Rice, her eyes glistening with emotion, "because this is a country that's been through a long journey, in terms of overcoming wounds and making race" less of a factor in life. "That work is not done, but yesterday was obviously an extraordinary step forward."


72 posted on 04/23/2012 6:22:59 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: Innovative

Here’s a good idea...

Let’s re-create the Bush administration.
Let’s get Karl Rove, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the others back in power.

Then we’re all set for another Democrat takeover in 2016.


73 posted on 04/23/2012 7:35:22 AM PDT by libdestroyer
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To: Innovative

VOMIT!

more nauseating freeper black infatuation psychobabble...gimme gimme gimme ...whatever blackhead pops up on our side...i must have one...like a cabbage patch doll or beanie baby

stupid

white folks today are like middle ages Europeans on too much ergot on the bread when it comes to race

they are in the Great Malaise...crippled...involuntary cultural suicide


74 posted on 04/23/2012 7:43:11 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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75 posted on 04/23/2012 9:51:02 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Does so; Impy; fieldmarshaldj
>> Illinois is Obummer's home state. Al Gore lost his home state. <<

Tennessee Republicans put up a FIGHT against Al Gore in 2000 and relentlessly hammered him.

Illinois Republicans ROLL OVER for Barack Obama, and have been doing so for the last decade. Alot of the "Republican leaders" leader here, like Ray LaHood and Kirk Dillard, even ENDORSE him.

Again, if you think this state's electoral votes will go for Romney, I have a bridge to sell you. Would you care to bet money over how the state will vote for President in November? Not only will Obama win it, he will win it by a comfortable margin, thanks to Crook County overwhelmingly voting to re-elect him.

76 posted on 04/23/2012 11:19:29 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: BillyBoy

Gore carried his “home state” of DC in 2000. ;-)

Actually, TN Republicans hardly had to do much of anything to rally the state against Gore. He was pretty toxic by the end of the second Clinton term. Our worry was the unpopular RINO Governor Sundquist (no surprise, an IL-born RINO, like a Combiner) would damage the GOP brand and help Gore. The party practically had to keep him hidden for a year (before he worked his magic in helping the Democrats in ‘02 via both redistricting and electing Pharoah Phil).


77 posted on 04/23/2012 11:30:52 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: SnakeDoctor

IMHO she is not conservative, and doesn’t deserve the slot. She was a mystery as GWB’s SOS, just dropped out of sight, hardly heard anything from her. I’m sure Romney will give her something, but she doesn’t deserve to be VP.


78 posted on 06/24/2012 6:28:50 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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