Skip to comments.Could It Be Condi for VP?
Posted on 07/11/2012 5:18:12 PM PDT by COBOL2Java
RUSH: I've been thinking about something. There's a story I had in the Stack. I didn't get to this yesterday. It's a Reuters story, "Romney May Name Running Mate Early in Election Race." There have been names floating on this. There's Bob Portman in Ohio. There's Marco Rubio, who continually says it isn't gonna be him. Bobby Jindal. Governor Christie -- who may be talking himself out of it, if he was in there, but he's openly said that he would take it.
Well, he's openly said that he would seriously consider it. There are a number of names. Tim Pawlenty is considered one of the front-runners. So today Romney goes to the NAALCP convention. One of the names that is also on this list that shows up now and then but not in every story about it, is Condoleezza Rice. Now, I don't have any idea who Romney's gonna choose, but when I saw this story yesterday, "Romney May Name Running Mate Early in Election Race," I thought, "Why?"
This is awful early to name a VP.
Of course, the Reuters headline says "may name." But it's a fairly lengthy story about what the advantages in doing so could be, and they list the people that are possible. It mentions here, "Romney is also considering whether to name a woman, his wife, Ann, said." To the team of people that would select a running mate. And I've seen Condoleezza Rice's name mentioned off and on. Here goes Romney to the NAALCP. What are the odds that he would pick Condoleezza Rice next week, coming off of this speech to the NAALCP?
You think zero? Why?
Well, they all say they'll never do it! They all say they'll never do it. Every one of these people is saying that. Well, except Chris Christie. Paul Ryan's name is mention, and a lot of people look favorably at Paul Ryan. But, Rubio, for example, says, "There's no way I'm gonna do it!" They all say this. But then if they get the call, then this sense of duty overtakes them.
What if I got the call? (laughing) I'd ask, "Are you sane?" You know what my answer would be? "I'm not gonna take the pay cut." But I'm just not oriented towards that. I'm not diplomatic enough to be in government in any way, shape, manner, or form. You remember who was the head of Obama's selection team? It was Caroline Kennedy. Yeah, it was. She was right in there. But you watch the reaction that regime will have no matter who Romney picks. No matter who he picks, the criticism is going to be profound.
Of course, when Obama chose Biden, there was no criticism. He chose a lunatic. He chose a plagiarist. And now the guy, Biden, is out there telling sex jokes. Did you hear about this? I think we've got it in the Stack here. Biden. Who was he talking to? Was it an Hispanic group? He was talking to some group of people about how small the house was where he grew up and how thin the walls were and how his parents managed to "get away with it" nevertheless.
I kid you not. (laughing) Honestly! It was La Raza. Biden was talking to La Raza. He said (paraphrased), "We had all the ingredients: Small room, thin walls. You know, just like you." We do have the sound bite. Somebody tell me what number it is. I know it's there. Yeah, number eleven. Here it is. This is yesterday Las Vegas at the National Council of La Raza Luncheon.
BIDEN: I was raised in a... No Horatio Alger story, a normal story. A three-bedroom house, split level, in a new development, in the mid-fifties in Delaware. Those walls were awful thin. I wonder how the hell my parents did it, but that's a different story.
BIDEN: I know you don't know anything about that!
BIDEN: I know none of you in your families have done the same thing!
RUSH: So here he is talking to the Hispanics saying (paraphrased), "Look, I grew up just like you did: A whole bunch of people in a cheap house with thin walls, and I don't know how my parents did it. I know none of you in your families have done the same thing." He's trying to share a commonality with 'em. (interruption) Snerdley, a lot of people think about their parents doing it, and they can't visualize it. But nobody talks about it! Certainly not vice presidents!
They don't go to groups, particularly La Raza, and say, "Yeah, yeah, yeah! Remember the car you came here in? Well, it's like the house you lived in. Well, it was the same for me, and I tell you: All of us were packed in there like sardines and the walls were very thin, and I don't know how my parents got away with it!" You know, if Romney chooses Condoleezza Rice, we're not gonna get anything like that from her as vice president. I was at the Horatio Alger dinner where she was inducted into the society a couple years ago.
I cannot imagine she wants the job or would accept it if offered. She is an academic and policy wonk and quite happily esconced in the luxurious surroundings of Stanford. Probably has had quite enough of dealing with double digit IQ politicians (NOT referring to either President Bush of whom she has always seemed sincerely fond of and loyal towards). But to go back to having to sit across a baize table from and be questioned by imbeciles like Shiela Jackson-Lee and the D.C. press corps? F*** that!
Wow, she seems pretty awesome!
Would really cut into Obama’s Hispanic support.
As for Condi, she is pro-abortion.
Not just no. Hell no. She is from the Colin Powell wing of the Republican party. Meaning she’s a liberal who might vote for a Republican.
Is Dick Cheney available?
Just as I thought, no proof! You know, some people might believe you, so it is best to end your unbelievable asinine comment with a sarcasm tag, so you are not misunderstood by the gullible!
In Joe Biden’s mind, he’s a big f**kin’ deal.
Uh, you don't seem to know much about Condoleeza Rice. Yes, she's a very accomplished musician, but she also has a lot of foreign policy experience. She was the National Security Advisor in the first George W. Bush administration, and Secretary of State in the 2nd.
Before joining the Bush administration, she was Provost of Stanford University, and after serving, she went back to teaching there, and now is Director of the Global Center for Business and the Economy.
Susana Martinez is a perfect pick.
Condi is a flaming RINO.... like a good democrat if that was even possible..
Knowing Romney he will probably pick Mark Crockett or Orin Hatch............................................
Good!! She's a RINO - just like Romney.
Are there any cons against Martinez, except maybe her lack of experience, and I am not too sure that is a negative? She sure is likable, reading your list.
Just had another thought. I know amazing huh ! You got any proof she didn’t Just as I thought. Nope
what proof do you have that she voted for Obama?
All due respect, SQ, I worked for her...
She would be the worst choice. It’s going to be Rubio.
What proof do you have that she didn’t ?
Rice is too much Liberal Globalist for me....but she is a better choice than La Raza Rubio, by far.
Her selection would pull in some moderate independents.....much more potential voters than the fantasy hispanics people claim Rubio would bring in with his “Amnesty Agenda”
Yawn - - -
If you were being sarcastic, in your original post, why not put an /s after your post to clue the rest of us in?
You know, I don’t yet know exactly what I’m going to do in the voting booth in November, but if Romney (assuming a miracle doesn’t occur at the Convention to deny him the nomination) picks Rice I don’t think I’d be able to vote for him no matter how tightly I pinched my nose.
Romney needs a “pit bull” not a policy “wonk”.
While a pit bull might tend to overshadow Mitt - I still think it would be better for the VP to be a pit bull.
As for Condi ..?? I think that would be a terrible choice. The first words out of the left’s mouth would be - “BUSH”. They hate anybody who was a part of the Bush admin.
Secondly, Condi is considered to be “moderate” (too wishy-washy) and definitely pro-abortion. That means the right (of which I am a part) would not be happy with that choice.
I like Rubio (straight talker - doesn’t mince words - knows what he believes without a teleprompter, etc. While he’s a bit young .. he’d have at least 4 yrs to gain experience, and most likely 8 yrs). Also, Rubio knows his way around the Congress (which Romney doesn’t). Hannity did a great interview of him for the show’s full hour - if you missed it - I think it’s still available at Fox or Hannity.com.
I like Christie’s spunk - but he’s a bit rude for my taste .. even though a few people in DC need to be told off more than a couple of times.
The only other one I really like is Paul Ryan. I thought he was President material the first time I heard him speak.
Pawlenty and Porter are good guys, but they’re milk-toast .. and that’s not what we need right now.
Sarah Palin. :D
None of them have the guts!
For one thing, the Senate would never approve the repeal as long as the dims control the Senate.
For another, freebies have never been repealed.
The best we can hope for is a rollback.
Condi Rice is another in the line of pro-abortion, pro-gay agenda Rinos.
Her selection means only one thing: Mitt Romney intends to move sharply left and fight Obama for the liberal vote.
Rice is just as La Raza friendly as Rubio is (she sucked up to Mexico and their open border agenda when she was SOS), and she's well to the LEFT of Rubio on other issues like abortion and Israel. In fact, I would argue she's to the left of Romney. I don't see your argument... Rubio's bad because his fan club promotes him with their fantasy about Hispanics voting Republican, but it's okay for Rice's fan club to promote her because of their fantasy we can trump Obama with a black female? She'll pull moderates and independents? Did her fan club miss the primary when Mitt "I was an independent during Reagan/Bush" won? You don't "balance" the ticket with another RINO. If she was a white male with the same horrid track record as Bush's SOS, nobody would give her the time of day.
I don't trust Rubio because I think he sell us out on immigration. But I KNOW Rice will, and if she's Romney's running mate I'm voting third party (I'm in a "safe Obama" state so it's not like my vote matters)
Rice is on my UNACCEPTABLE list along with other RINOs like Gov. Fortuno of Puerto Rico. Not just no, hell no.
That would not be the best choice. Allen West would be best.
"The American people are wise in wanting change"
--- Condi Rice, Dec 8, 2008
Sure doesn't sound like she was upset with 0's victory to me.
Like hell she is FRiend. Last time I checked Rubes wasn't a pro-abortion social liberal. And I'm sure she has the Bush position on immigration, to the left of "La Raza Rubio's" (come on).
She is easily the worst person who's name has been seriously mentioned.
On the heels of speaking to the NAACP, he names Condi? Well if they that is the logic why not Allen West, Thomas Sowell, J.c Watts....
That's a honking hoot.
Romney with a Bush connection?
The GOP is capable of anything but conservatism.
Looks like Gary Johnson is only third party choice in IL so far.
Romney knows only one person can gain the trust of the silent American voters.
Rice is farther left than Colin Powell.
I agree. Even not considering that aspect, it’s still a NO for me.
Hey, he's got a new heart- I'm all for Cheney for President, romney for VP.
Racial Tribalism: Even Condoleeza Rice can't make it look good.
WASHINGTON -- An emotional Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reveled Wednesday in Barack Obama's election, calling it an "extraordinary step forward" for the nation.
A child of the segregated deep South who became the highest-ranking African-American woman ever in American government and was once considered a potential Republican presidential nominee, Rice called the Democratic president-elect "inspirational" and said his victory was proof of America's promise.
"This was an exercise in American democracy of which Americans across the political spectrum are justifiably proud," she said.
"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."
Allen West would be best.
and....it rhymes too.
Like we say in MN "It's his turn".ala Norm Colman"
Dems are Left-wing Leftists and the Pubbies are Right-Wing Leftists.
Smart?! If she voted for Obama, she is a fool.
That would quickly junk the vote. She has a very anti-Israel record, BTW.
They are the only ones who can and will give Obama the slap he so dearly deserves (Newt would do it, but Romney would never pick Newt).
The only one who would be a worse pick than Rice would be Jebbie.
No, It will be Mitt and Marco.
In other words (sorry if that peeves you), you can’t back up your statement.