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.
And the basis for your assertion is . . . ?
DING DING DING! We have a winner!
Anyone who doesn’t have the first name Marco and surname Rubio is the wrong choice. He is THE one guy who could turn the election into an epic landslide for Milt. Bob
Of course there is no proof of that. Above is her endorsement of Ben Quayle - wherein she attacks a “narrative of aggrievement and entitlement that is becoming pervasive in our nation.” Sure doesn’t sound like an Obama supporter to me.
for the most part, affirmative action at the highest levels of government has not served this country well, neither when done by democrats, nor when done by Republicans.
Why would Rush take up airtime with this stupid suggestion? Condi has said many times that she wouldn’t take it and wants to be football commish. :-)
Morris revealed tonight that Mittens picked Rubio six months ago. So if Dickie boy says so..of course it’s true..or 20% likely to be anyway.
Who cares who he picks? The joke is that we KNOW that they choose for poltical expediency: ethnic or geographical weaknesses being the determiner.
I’m depresssed after listening to Jerry Doyle today who says that there isn’t a bat’s chance in h#ll of the GOP repealing Obamster-care...
As for Rush, he is all over the place lately and for the last year, I sense that he isn’t well prepared and has to play catch up with Bam’s moves..like he is just slightly behind the eight ball and playing perennial defense.
As one Freeper suggested, he seems to get all of his news from Drudge. I wouldn’t know as I left Matt when he performed his slobbering Romney love fest.
“I read an article last week where Ms. Rice said there was no way she wanted to be vice president.”
Unfortunately, she is too smart to take the job.
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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............................................
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