Skip to comments.Long in the background, Condoleeza Rice steps on the political stage
Posted on 06/26/2012 7:09:46 PM PDT by Kaslin
Former Secretary of State and national security adviser Condoleeza Rice, who dismisses any talk about political plans or ambitions, has taken a first step anyway: She's hosted her first Washington fundraiser.
Last night Rice headlined a fundraiser at the Capitol Hill Club for ShePAC, the five-month-old super PAC designed to attract and grow the number of "principled conservative women" in elected federal office.
The event, including a briefing, reception and photo opportunities, attracted many of the 29 elected Republican women in Congress, as well as a list of female GOP Senate and House candidates, such as Deb Fischer of Nebraska, Missouri's Sarah Steelman and New Mexico's Heather Wilson.
Calling herself a "great optimist," Rice told the fundraiser, "America has a way of making the impossible seem inevitable in retrospect and we are going to do it again. We are going to strengthen ourselves, our democracy at home, strengthen our economy.
Over the weekend Rice, who will turn 58 a week after the November election, spoke in a closed briefing for several hundred participants in Mitt Romney's leadership retreat in Utah.
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I’m not one of those who said she did vote for him. She’s the one who called it a great leap forward for the nation.
I’ve heard that she did vote for Obama, but then, I’m out of my frigging mind, and probably hallucinating.
She has said McCain many times. I have literally heard her say so. However, I want her to stay up at Stanford.....We have had enough of her.
Shes the one who called it a great leap forward for the nation.
It could have been had Obama been conservative, Republican and not a communist.
Just the thought that we just don’t know how she voted is enough to never trust her.
Condi emphasized she was a Repub during the election; she didn't vote for Obama.
You're right, on BOTH counts!
I’ve read what VP Cheney wrote about her in “In My Time” and I have to go along with him, especially since she insisted that Pakistan is “our friend”. Ms. Rice gave “W” more than a little wrong advice.
Sounds like a better idea than throwing $$$ into the bottomless pit for the Boehner & McConnell crew.
Bigbob, while I have respect for your reasoning I suspect when
it comes down to it Condi is probably Colin Powell in drag. I
doubt that she would be willing to wrestle with pigs, a must do
in politics. I don’t think she has the stomach for the fight and
she seems like she would give too much up too quickly when
dealing with political opposition. That spot is already taken on
If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend Donald Rumsfeld’s “Known and Unknown”. IIRC, he was a bit more forthcoming than Cheney about Rice’s tenure in the administration.
Even the WSJ has warned against nominating Rice for VP because she was not loyal to Bush.
When Bush said that I was working at a place that has shut down since then. Some of the left wing crowd were commenting that Bush was a liar. They knew that I was no liberal so I turned to them and agreed that yes, George W. Bush recently told one of the biggest lies ever heard. When they looked at me bug-eyed I continued by repeating the line that Islam is a religion of peace and concluding with the statement that no bigger lie has ever been told. They looked shell-shocked and were incapable of replying.
Ms. Rice should go the heck back to academia where she belongs.
A LOT of the mess we are facing - tolerance of Islam in America, the “Patriot” Act, the TSA, a ruinious economic policy, bailing out faulty corporations, the illegal immigration mess, a ruinious futile policy of attempting to civilize Islamic savages at the cost of millions of American dollars and thousands of American lives had its roots in the RINO Regime of the Bush Klans.
They were better than Obama or Clinton, but not much. ANYTHING which reminds the public of Bush II is BAD for Romney.
I HOPE he does NOT pick ANYONE connected with Bush II as a spokesperson or VP candidate.
MORE Islamophilia from the idiots who ran (and still run) our country.
I stand corrected. I had lumped her in with those (like Powell) who had bought into the “history” of the moment and/or had a thing against Palin.
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