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2012-07-12 10:08:52 PM  

Earguy: Shearing off hunks of the black vote and female vote wouldn't hurt either.


Because all it takes is a black candidate to run on the Republican ticket in order for blacks who usually vote Democrat to vote Republican.

Just ask Governor Lynn Swann.
 
2012-07-12 10:09:20 PM  
RON PAUL
 
2012-07-12 10:09:32 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Washington, D.C., 12 April 2004 - President Bush on Saturday, 10 April 2004, became the first sitting president ever to release publicly even a portion of his Daily Brief from the CIA. The page-and-a-half section of the President's Daily Brief from 6 August 2001, headlined "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US," had generated the most contentious questioning in last week's testimony by national security adviser Condoleezza Rice before the commission investigating the September 11th attacks. Dr. Rice continued to insist that the Brief did not amount to a real warning, while several commissioners seemed to think otherwise.

Yeah, go with her.


Some of her statements may be "counter-factual."

/I loved that term from the second it left her lips.
 
2012-07-12 10:09:39 PM  
Drudge is an aggregator. This would be like Drew breaking news that Mitt Romney is a robot.

I think I'll wait for the real news to say something about this.
 
2012-07-12 10:10:02 PM  
Don't think it will happen, but it would be a way better choice for him than a lot of the names that have been floated. Obviously pandering, but that is Boomer politics.

//Don't think it will matter in the voting booth who the veep choice is anyway.
 
2012-07-12 10:10:03 PM  

firefly212: She's smart, well-connected, and relatively well respected even by her opponents... she's got nothing to gain by joining a losing ticket as a vp.


True; why settle for #2, lose, and have your rep blown to bits when you could run for President in 2016.
 
2012-07-12 10:10:04 PM  
Yes, all Romney needs is to attach himself to the stunning successes of Bush's foriegn policy to ensure a landslide victory.

Think of all the accomplishments Condi can point to from her time in office.

No, seriously try to think of one.
 
2012-07-12 10:10:09 PM  

vegasj: RON PAUL


LOL

How adorable.
 
2012-07-12 10:10:13 PM  

Waxing_Chewbacca: This is Drudge. I shall wait and see.


I'm not going doubt his assertion that Condi got standing ovations at the .1% retreat thingy, but it's definitely speculation to assume that has any impact on the VP decision.
 
2012-07-12 10:10:16 PM  
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Unavailable due to prior commitment ?
 
2012-07-12 10:10:41 PM  

Mrtraveler01: vegasj: RON PAUL

LOL

How adorable deluded.

 
2012-07-12 10:11:25 PM  

Omahawg: would ms. rice stoop so low as to run with a mormon? really?


FTFY
 
2012-07-12 10:11:37 PM  
The VP debates would be EPIC.
 
2012-07-12 10:11:48 PM  
Romney must be courting the Hosni Mubarak vote.
 
2012-07-12 10:12:15 PM  
This is a test, this is only a test.
 
2012-07-12 10:12:17 PM  

Earguy: vartian: AdolfOliverPanties: As someone who is strongly against Romney, I really really hope this is true.

She is smart, she is connected, she helps level the playing field as far as foreign and executive experience...you've got some serious negatives, but I wouldn't count her out that fast.

Shearing off hunks of the black vote and female vote wouldn't hurt either.

My wife likes Condi a lot. Though she doesn't like Romney, I just asked if she'd vote for him if Condi was his running mate. She thought for a moment, and said yes.


There's no reason that anyone would lie on the internet. NOBODY likes Condi Rice, and only a moron would change their vote based on having her on the ticket. Plus, she's shown no interest in running.
 
2012-07-12 10:12:39 PM  

FlashHarry: bdub77: She's a good pick - a smart, black woman with foreign policy experience.

MS. RICE: I remember very well that the President was aware that there were issues inside the United States. He talked to people about this. But I don't remember the al Qaeda cells as being something that we were told we needed to do something about.

MR. BEN-VENISTE: Isn't it a fact, Dr. Rice, that the August 6th PDB warned against possible attacks in this country? And I ask you whether you recall the title of that PDB.

MS. RICE: I believe the title was "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States." Now, the PDB --

MR. BEN-VENISTE: Thank you.


I also would have accepted:

HONG KONG (AP) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday she would "many times over liberate" Iraq again, but she regretted the Bush administration failed to work closer with Iraqis to rebuild the war-torn country.

Rice, speaking at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said she believed history would eventually vindicate many of the decisions made during the presidency of George W. Bush.

"I would many times over liberate Iraq again from Saddam Hussein," Rice said. "I think he was a danger to the Middle East."
 
2012-07-12 10:12:42 PM  
So he maybe might perhaps might maybe be choosing someone? This isn't news. It's not even fark.
 
2012-07-12 10:12:57 PM  
Black people = generally not fans of Condi.

So while I get the intent to pander and maybe steal some black votes, it ain't happening.
 
2012-07-12 10:12:58 PM  

vartian: AdolfOliverPanties: As someone who is strongly against Romney, I really really hope this is true.

She is smart, she is connected, she helps level the playing field as far as foreign and executive experience...you've got some serious negatives, but I wouldn't count her out that fast.


I find Condi to be amazingly smart and a great VP choice. The only problem comes when in the VP debate Bidden asks, "who here hasn't ignored a memo warning about a plot to fly planes into the twin towers"?
 
2012-07-12 10:13:05 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Yes, all Romney needs is to attach himself to the stunning successes of Bush's foriegn policy to ensure a landslide victory.

Think of all the accomplishments Condi can point to from her time in office.

No, seriously try to think of one.


The foreign policy debate between Gaffey Joe and her would be epic, epic LULZ.
 
2012-07-12 10:13:15 PM  

brainiac-dumdum: This is a test, this is only a test.


This.

And, don't see you 'round here much these days.
 
2012-07-12 10:13:32 PM  
Great plan. Run the administration that killed Bin Laden against the national security advisor that made him famous.
 
2012-07-12 10:14:02 PM  
Condi is out front?

Meanwhile, Tim Pawlenty cries bland, saltless tears.
 
2012-07-12 10:14:05 PM  
There are worse choices but the Bush administration left such a bad taste in people's mouths I'm not certain this would be the best choice he could make. Surely there is someone who can't be associated with colossal debacles that wasted tons of blood and gold.
 
2012-07-12 10:14:07 PM  
So make it super duper easy to make the Bush talk stick. Good job, Mitt.
 
2012-07-12 10:14:22 PM  
So, we're basically looking at Bush's 3rd term.

Yeah, there's no way the Obama camp won't attack that with gusto.
 
2012-07-12 10:14:37 PM  

bdub77: "I'm saying there is no way I will do this, because it's really not me, I know my strengths. Gov. Romney needs to find someone who wants to run with him," Rice said. "There are many people who will do it very, very well, and I'll support the ticket."

She's said no, people. This was on Tuesday.

So if she says yes she's a perfect Romney running mate.


Indeed. She'd be a liar, a hypocrite and she's already a fembot, so it's a match made in the nethermost reaches of Hell.
 
2012-07-12 10:15:40 PM  
really? A local bushie? Are farking kidding me?
 
2012-07-12 10:16:03 PM  
Joe the Plumber?
 
2012-07-12 10:16:03 PM  
Yeah, she was very popular when she was Secretary of State.

Choosing her will definitely put Romney over the top.
 
2012-07-12 10:16:07 PM  

NFA: This will be awesome!

Their campaign song can be Wacky Sax! With a wacky announcers voice saying "IF YOU LIKED BUSH CHENEY YOU'LL LOVE ROMNEY RICE! BRINGING YOU YET ANOTHER 9/11 AND A LONG PROTRACTED WAR WITH IRAN!!!"


Romney would lose half the Southern vote because they would never vote for a Black VP.


Bingo. The fundie racists that make up a significant chunk of the GOP base are already iffy about voting for a Mormon, but they'd fall in line to get the black 'Muslim' out of office. Adding a black woman to the ticket will just alienate that chunk of the Republican base even more, while her connections to Bush will alienate some of the remaining undecided voters. And Romney needs every bit of support he can get.
 
2012-07-12 10:16:37 PM  

Snapper Carr: So, we're basically looking at Bush's 3rd term.

Yeah, there's no way the Obama camp won't attack that with gusto.


We're looking at Bush's 3rd term with or without Condi on the ticket. The neocons control Romney's foreign policy.
 
2012-07-12 10:17:15 PM  

propasaurus: brainiac-dumdum: This is a test, this is only a test.

This.

And, don't see you 'round here much these days.


I'm a busy writing beaver! I read the threads though, lurking. A shady figure judging from afar. I do have more time now though, and hope to be here more frequently.
 
2012-07-12 10:17:29 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Earguy: Shearing off hunks of the black vote and female vote wouldn't hurt either.

Because all it takes is a black candidate to run on the Republican ticket in order for blacks who usually vote Democrat to vote Republican.

Just ask Governor Lynn Swann.


Homophobic blacks? Religious blacks? There's lots of blacks that hold "Republican values"...all they need is a justification to break ranks so they can hit the lever and say "praise Jesus" at the same time. With proper campaigning marketing, it can happen. The Republicans just haven't figured out how to make it work...yet.
 
2012-07-12 10:17:33 PM  
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2012-07-12 10:18:35 PM  

brainiac-dumdum: propasaurus: brainiac-dumdum: This is a test, this is only a test.

This.

And, don't see you 'round here much these days.

I'm a busy writing beaver! I read the threads though, lurking. A shady figure judging from afar. I do have more time now though, and hope to be here more frequently.


Yay!
 
2012-07-12 10:19:05 PM  
If you say anything bad about Ms. Condi, you're a racist sexist swine!
 
2012-07-12 10:19:19 PM  
He should choose Cheney.

As far as I'm aware, the Constitution doesn't have any term limits for vice presidents.
 
2012-07-12 10:19:41 PM  
So Condi may be considered for future consideration. News, indeed.
 
2012-07-12 10:19:56 PM  
They're going with the Secretary of State of the Bush admin? I'm sure that Gaddafi would have approved but do they really want to remind voters of Bush Jr.'s foreign policy?
 
2012-07-12 10:20:02 PM  

Earguy: Mrtraveler01: Earguy: Shearing off hunks of the black vote and female vote wouldn't hurt either.

Because all it takes is a black candidate to run on the Republican ticket in order for blacks who usually vote Democrat to vote Republican.

Just ask Governor Lynn Swann.

Homophobic blacks? Religious blacks? There's lots of blacks that hold "Republican values"...all they need is a justification to break ranks so they can hit the lever and say "praise Jesus" at the same time. With proper campaigning marketing, it can happen. The Republicans just haven't figured out how to make it work...yet.


There's no way. Southern whites won't be having it. They still hold separate proms in places like Mississippi. It's an unholy alliance, ironically enough, but it'll never happen.

The GOP went full derp WAY too hard to really ever significantly compete for non-white, non-male, or non-Christian voters again.
 
2012-07-12 10:20:51 PM  

Master of the Flying Guillotine: Condi is out front?


She might be in the lead, but she's not out. Yet.
 
2012-07-12 10:20:52 PM  
She's rumored to be gay. Not sure that the GOP would be down with that.
 
2012-07-12 10:22:02 PM  
Did she change her mind from two weeks ago when she said:

In an interview with "CBS This Morning," the former secretary of state said, "There is no way that I will do this," when asked if she would accept a position as the No. 2 on this year's Republican presidential ticket.

"Charlie, I didn't run for student council president. I don't see myself in any way in elected office. I love policy. I'm not particularly fond of politics," she told host Charlie Rose, adding that she thinks Romney has "terrific judgment."

Pressed on whether she would turn it down if asked, she said, "I'm saying there is no way that I will do this, because it's really not me. I know my strengths, and governor Romney needs to find someone who wants to run with him."


LINK


/Is it me or is Condi still hitable?
 
2012-07-12 10:22:12 PM  

qorkfiend: Snapper Carr: So, we're basically looking at Bush's 3rd term.

Yeah, there's no way the Obama camp won't attack that with gusto.

We're looking at Bush's 3rd term with or without Condi on the ticket. The neocons control Romney's foreign policy.


True, but having someone so well known and closely tied with the Bush/Cheney years provides an easy target. It's one thing to have faceless, relatively anonymous policy wonks that advised Bush on your team, it's quite another to have one of the most visible and well known members of that administration as your #2.
 
2012-07-12 10:22:12 PM  
I can't see Romney being elected but I guess having Condi on the ticket would be a good thing because we could get around to the subject of Condi lying under oath to the 9/11 commission and perhaps visit it with a little more vigor.
 
2012-07-12 10:22:13 PM  
Game change!
 
2012-07-12 10:22:17 PM  

ordinarysteve: They're going with the Secretary of State of the Bush admin? I'm sure that Gaddafi would have approved but do they really want to remind voters of Bush Jr.'s foreign policy?


Obama's foreign policy is identical.
 
2012-07-12 10:22:18 PM  
She is intelligent, has obvious diversity to bring to the ticket being both black and a female, and has experience in foreign matters, security, and the executive in general. Whatever you believe of those experiences, selling them is not hard. Further, after the clusterbaclecaust of Palin, Rice would seem quite moderate and capable. I cannot imagine her record bringing any undecided or leaning voters for Romney, but at least I doubt she will not lose them votes.

Of course, she has said she would not run with him.
 
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