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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:02 AM

 

Condi Rice has her running shoes on

Too early to say.

And as a good Mormon, selecting a female would be...difficult... in some ways.

Progressive Republicans? Don't hold your breath.

www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75341.html

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Reply Condi Rice has her running shoes on (Original post)
cbrer Jun 2012 OP
WI_DEM Jun 2012 #1
peace13 Jun 2012 #2
GeorgeGist Jun 2012 #3
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2012 #4
cbrer Jun 2012 #5
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2012 #9
cbrer Jun 2012 #11
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2012 #13
cbrer Jun 2012 #15
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2012 #17
HopeHoops Jun 2012 #6
cbrer Jun 2012 #8
HopeHoops Jun 2012 #12
cbrer Jun 2012 #16
MatthewStLouis Jun 2012 #7
cbrer Jun 2012 #10
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2012 #14
hrmjustin Jun 2012 #18
Happydayz Jun 2012 #19
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2012 #20
cbrer Jun 2012 #21
beac Jun 2012 #22
cbrer Jun 2012 #23

Response to cbrer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:36 AM

1. I may be wrong, but doubt she will do it.

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Response to cbrer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:55 AM

2. I doubt that the 911 war criminal will raise her head for this one.

She should thank her lucky stars that she isn't in jail right now. If she joins Romney that will give us one more shot at scrutinizing her judgment.

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Response to cbrer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:33 AM

3. I don't think he can afford ...

to risk losing the racist vote.

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Response to cbrer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:11 PM

4. In what universe is she a "progressive Republican"? Who's saying THAT?



If Romney wants to go there, all the race-/gender-card playing spin won't change the fact that 9/11 happened on her watch as NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR and she apparently failed to even anticipate the possibility of what happened.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:40 PM

5. One must look beyond

 

Or perhaps focus ones mind more narrowly to identify the narrative that being black, and being female, means being progressive in some circles. A feature that M Romney may find attractive.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:47 PM

9. Having a black female on the ticket I suppose would be rather *progressive* for the GOP

I don't know how much the teabagger base would like it however, given their (at least somewhat) racist attitudes regarding President Obama. Maybe because she is Republican it won't matter to them but what putting an incompetent/failed former George W. Bush (mis-)administration figure on the ballot in the second slot will achieve in terms of the election I have no idea.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:01 PM

11. No way to know

 

Sometimes it seems like appearances are everything to that band of knuckleheads. Other times like they'll break their necks trying to pander to both ends of their constituencies. Ignorant rednecks AND Corporate honchos. I guess time will tell.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:32 PM

13. Kind of strange

that a group of people whom routinely decry "identity politics" practice it in spades if they think that it will win them favor with a particular demographic (i.e. female, hispanic, black, etc.)- solely on the basis of WHO they are, not on what their policies are, would be, etc.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:44 PM

15. I believe they're examining every angle

 

And if simple hypocrisy will get them votes, then they will do it in a New York minute.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:04 PM

17. Of course they will

I would expect nothing more of them.

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Response to cbrer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:42 PM

6. Not going to happen. She has that "Obama problem" - she's black.

 

That would turn off a lot of the "guns, beer, and white Jesus" idiots who support Rmoney.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:46 PM

8. Will his "Big Business" bloc

 

Offset that fact? Or perhaps his larger contributors can help "finance" electronic voting. Hard to know which way a snake will strike.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:26 PM

12. We need a political mongoose.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:45 PM

16. I believe we've got one

 

He may not be true Liberal, but he's ours and he's very adept at anticipating GOP maneuvers and shutting them down. This can't help lies. But lies have a way of working out too.

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Response to cbrer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:46 PM

7. He will probably pick a quiet (near apolitical) republican.

I used to think he'd go with a "rock star". Now I'm thinking he doesn't want to be out-shined or upstaged, nor will he want a lightning rod. He will go with a safe pick. Colin Powell?

On second thought, maybe he will court the freebaggers and go with Eddie Munster.

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Response to MatthewStLouis (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:47 PM

10. Powell won't do it.

 

As attractive as that choice is in some ways.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:38 PM

14. He voted for Obama last time (which should be enough to sink him)

He's declined so far to tell us who he might be backing now but it doesn't seem that he's crazy about Romney.

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Response to cbrer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:08 PM

18. she won't do it.

reminds people of Bush.

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Response to cbrer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:06 PM

19. I think Condi would do it

Rethugs will use Condi, the same way they used Herman Cain, but Condi has more respect and supporters than Cain. I don't think choosing Condi hurt Obama among blacks, but they can certainly play the "I'm not racist or sexist game" because a black female is on the ticket. Mittens and company would get a away with more blatant racism and sexism with Condi on the ticket. I can see him picking her now.

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Response to cbrer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:23 PM

20. That poll was 2 months ago; since then, she's said she won't be his VP candidate

Speaking at a conference Thursday on "The Next Human Leap," former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said there's one leap she won't be taking -- joining the upcoming presidential race as the Republican nominee for vice president.

"I know what I'm not cut out to do," said Rice, in response to a question at the annual Outlook Conference in San Jose sponsored by the Bay Area Business Council.

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/I-Wont-Be-Mitt-Romneys-VP-Condoleezza-Rice-150231515.html


Now, sayings like "I have no intention of ..." or "I'm not thinking about that..." or "I do not seek..." can get rolled back. But "I know what I'm not cut out to do" is pretty final. Who's going to pick someone who has already said they're not able to do it? The Democratic ads would write themselves.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 03:46 AM

21. You're probably right

 

And polls do age quickly.

I note a tiny loophole from which she could "graciously" accept her party's nomination. For the good of the nation you know...

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Response to cbrer (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:59 AM

22. "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US"

I'd like to see ol' "Historical Document" Condi try to run far enough away from that!

If she's smart, she'll keep her war criminal head down.

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Response to beac (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 10:23 AM

23. There seems to be an inverse relationship

 

Between nominees accepting positions, and prosecution of war criminals in a federal executive staff.

In other words, zero prosecutions, at least 3 unprosecuted nominees.

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