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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Condi, who did you vote for in ‘08? Just askin’.
This thread can’t be the first promoting Condi as VP material?
I hope she’s picked for VP. It would prove once and for all that Republicans are both Racists and Anti-Woman.
Hey, that’s what passes for logic on MSNBC!
And while I know some will turn up their noses at her ideological impurity, in fact it would be a damn good fit for her skills.
Egad, are we going to hear “Islam is a religion of peace” BS again?
I can still see her nodding and applauding enthusiastically when GW made that mindless statement in his State of the Union address.
If you believe that she voted for that arrogant, lazy, Lying pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave then you are out of your frigging mind
Oh boy, a Pro”choice” democrat still playing republican.
Principled conservative woman who voted for a communist.
“And while I know some will turn up their noses at her ideological impurity, in fact it would be a damn good fit for her skills.”
The only position that would be a damn good fit for her would as the Democrat VP nominee.
You two haven’t paid attention. How many times does she have to say that she is not interested and the fundraiser is not for her
Did you go with her in the voting booth and witnessed who she voted for? These speculations are just plain stupid and need to stop. Shame on you and all you speculators and Bush haters
She said Obama’s election was a proud moment and called it an extraordinary step forward for the nation.
Huffpo (With video)
Color me outta my friggin mind. She and Colin Powell can go pound sand.
You, on the other hand, are my favorite poster, your articles are interesting and on point, and you are a credit to FR.
I agree completely, Kaslin. Voting is a private matter.
Condi just on Greta. My goodness does she understand “what’s happening”. Certainly would be well qualified.
Apparently you missed last night... she is an open borders globalist from hell!
let her go re screw the BCS!
But that said, I chanced upon this whilst looking at some Excalibur (John Boorman, 1981). A fun amusing view for Condi fans everywhere...
I watched her and yes she understands, but like she said she is interested in policies, not politics
*rme* That does not mean that the voted for him.
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.
I will not vote for her.
Got over your BDS
Get over your BDS
You obviously don't know what the meaning of BDS is and if you think I suffer from Bush Derangement Symptoms then take a look at my home page
Good fit for her "skills"?
She endorsed the LOST (Law of the Sea Treaty) and Obama's decrepit and treasonous New START treaty.
She is worse than incompetent in the true issues of national security.