Condi Courting VP Spot

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Condoleezza, McCain, Republicans

Looks like my April Fools joke may not be a joke after all.

From ABC News:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is actively courting the Vice Presidential nomination, according to Republican Strategist Dan Senor. “Condi Rice has been actively, actually in recent weeks, campaigning for this,” Senor said this morning on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

According to Senor, Rice has been cozying up to the Republican elite. “There’s this ritual in Washington, the Americans for Tax Reform, which is headed by Grover Norquist, he holds a weekly meeting of conservative leaders, about 100, 150 people, sort of inside, chattering, class types,” Senor explained. “They all typically get briefings from political conservative leaders. Ten days ago, they had an interesting visit. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The first time a Secretary of State has visited the Wednesday Meeting.”

Question: does anybody think she’s ready to lead the free world? Anybody think she has displayed the type of judgment need to be the POTUS? Anybody think she’d be in her current position if she didn’t simply fall lockstep in line with everything Bush wants?

No, neither do I.

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14 Responses to “Condi Courting VP Spot”

  1. TerenceC Says:

    I brought this up in a “comments” section before April 1st.

  2. Aaron Says:

    Just because Mr. Senor says she’s campaining for it, doesn’t make it so. And he certainly provides no new evidence, but simply repeats the old “evidence” we had a couple weeks ago, that she participated in a “ritual” with Grover Norquist.

  3. michael reynolds Says:

    A failure as national security advisor, a failure as Sec State. Yep, she’s ready for a promotion.

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  5. gerryf Says:

    And yet, the folks on the right think she’s a great candidate and have been pushing it for months….some people just don’t get it.

    The real kicker is she’s only interested because that rotten Roger Godell got her dream job.

  6. Dos Says:

    This is humorous coming from people salivating over BHO. A man who’s so-called “judgement” (regarding Iraq) was really a safe-bet with his far-left supporters at the time. A man that has shown 20 years of bad judgment through his association with a racist lunatic.

    You don’t give her the respect of assuming that she agreed with Bush, but rather she was a docile little slave. Your comments imply that she is a female Uncle Tom, but I guess that would fit any black person that ran on a Republican ticket.

    What a joke…

  7. Dennis Sanders Says:

    While, I don’t think I would have put in “Docs” words, I tend to agree with his sentiment. Obama doesn’t have a whole lot of foriegn policy experience and yet people think he’s a genius. I think she could be a capable leader.

    That said, picking her would be a gamble. She has the taint of being part of the Bush years and backing the Iraq War (which I didn’t support). I think the Dems would definitely hang that on her and it might very well stick.

    Just my two cents…

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    What’s the matter–Cheney doesn’t want to run for a third term?

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  11. Dos Says:

    Hey, JG, why don’t you post the perverbial cartoon of a big-lipped monkey with a leash around its neck being happily lead tothe war room by Dick Cheney?

    She has the taint of being part of the Bush years and backing the Iraq War (which I didn’t support). I think the Dems would definitely hang that on her and it might very well stick.

    Backing the Iraq War like the vast number of Democrats not beholden to far-left friend-terrorists like Bill Ayers, genocide maniacs like Raila Odinga and, of course, Uncle Wright. I know which “taint” I’d perfer in president.

  12. Agnostick Says:

    Please do not feed the troll!

  13. Dos Says:

    Troll? I point to Obama’s relationship with a mass murderer, a terrorist, and a racists and you call me a “troll.” The backdrop being about a candidate that claims “good judgment” and espouses some etheral political camelot of bi-partisan cooperation and hope, exc. while at the same time propagating a same-old class resentment that has fueled far-leftist ideologs since 1917.

    Okay, I may be a troll, but you’re a lobotomized hack fraudulently masqerading as a “centrist.” And as your name would suggest, you may believe is something, but you have no idea what it is — which in political terms equals a sheep — easily led and conned. So by all means, we should give deference to your insight — whatever that maybe.

  14. Agnostick Says:

    Dennis Sanders Says:

    “Obama doesn’t have a whole lot of foriegn policy experience and yet people think he’s a genius.”

    This is actually the first sentence I’ve ever written that contains the words “Obama” and “genius.” No president, past or current, has ever been a “genius,” except maybe for Jefferson. George Washington? I might say “inspiring” and “innovative,” but I don’t know about “genius.”

    Do you think every single one of Obama’s supporters in April 2008… supported him in November or October of 2007? I wouldn’t think so–I would think that a lot of them started out supporting other candidates, as as those candidates left the race, they swung their vote over to Obama, rather than Hillary.

    Despite what anyone might think, the plain, “unspun” truth is that a lot of people are backing Obama today… because of the simple fact that they prefer him over Clinton, McCain, Nader, or some other, lesser-known candidate.

    But then… this is a thread about Condi Rice, isn’t it? Why would somebody bring up Obama? ‘Cause they have nothing better to do, nothing more constructive to say? Well, nothing surprising about that, really… it was predicted.

    As to Condi as V.P…. can somebody think of a better option for McCain?

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