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True_Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 10:37 AM
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Rice Says She Has No Ambition to Run for President
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday said she has no ambition to succeed her boss George W. Bush as president and has no intention of running for the Republican nomination in 2008.

"I don't have any desire to run for president, " Rice said in an interview with "This Week" on ABC. "I don't intend to. I won't do it."

Rice, 50, who has been quoted describing her self as "mildly pro-choice" although the Republican Party is staunchly anti-abortion, has been considered as a possible candidate in the next presidential election.

A number of unofficial Web sites have sprung up, including http://rice2008.com, touting her as a good choice for the Republican Party in 2008. Supporters believe she would attract women and minority voters to the party and make a good president.

more....
http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=pol...
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 10:38 AM
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1. Damn..too bad.
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 10:41 AM
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2. The "Good Old Repuke Boys" wouldn't let her be the nominee.
She knows this.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 10:41 AM
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3. Oh really, like she'd ever get elected. Not to be mean spirited but she
has two big things against her for the good ol' boy crowd. 1. the fact that she's a woman; and 2. she's black.

I wouldn't vote for her because she's a bush ass-kissing pandering witch, the woman thing and her race wouldn't be what would turn me against her.

She's flattering herself if she thinks she would even stand the proverbial snowball's chance in hell.
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 10:52 AM
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11. Don't even think of comparing Condosleeza to witches...........
please change "W" to "B"................yousa givin us witches a bad name.

Left of Cool
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 01:38 PM
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17. Give me a break. You don't have any idea of what a ruckus using the
word bitch can cause here on DU. It's one of those deals that can bring down the self-righteous condemnation of the verbage police who get their shorts in a bunch over someone using a particular term. In the case of the word 'bitch' a much overblown and overdramatic skirmish that lasted for thread after thread after thread.
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 02:59 PM
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23. Oh my.............
In that case, shall we call Sleeza an old dog?

Left of Cool
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Dervill Crow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 08:25 PM
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35. Ha!
I don't know any witches who would kiss Bush's ass. In deference to my lady pit bull, I wouldn't call Condosleeza a bitch, either.

I can't think of a pejorative bad enough for her. Eeeewwww. She is just one mean-spirited, mean looking, nasty woman.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 10:43 AM
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4. "Little Star" would make such a great President. Maybe if we can keep
pushing her out here on the "Internets" she will reconsider. I cry every time I read about the way she clawed her self up into the WH. Her story is a true inspiration for all young girls.

Unlike that horrible Hillary who had everything handed to her on a silver platter, Dr. Rice "earned" her postions.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 10:44 AM
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5. With A Face Like That and....
a shitty personality to boot, she doesn't have a chance anyways. I guess the could be applied to the Chimperor we have now.
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Demit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 10:45 AM
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6. Hopefully by 2008 people will remember that we used to consider
competence an important attribute in choosing our leaders, rather than consistent failure.
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Radio-Active Donating Member (735 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 10:46 AM
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7. she's a terrible liar..
her voice trembles - she'd make an even worse politician

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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 10:48 AM
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8. This bitch would be fired from McDonald's on her first day!
I can just see the ignorant wench screwing up orders, and then leaning over and trying to hit customers when they complain.

Amazing, isn't it? This total waste of space is the Secretary of State! It's an alternate universe!
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Blue to the bone Donating Member (765 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 09:22 PM
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37. McDonalds? Now that's a dirty bomb. n/t
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Mend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 10:51 AM
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9. I have no ambition to vote for her....
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sundancekid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 10:52 AM
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10. condi lice definitely has ambition -- even she knows that bush league
will NOT hold up to competition -- she stated on MTP that she "never ran" for anything -- we believe her!!!!
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Nay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 10:53 AM
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12. Uh oh! That means she's running for sure!
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 11:08 AM
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15. deny deny deny deny FLIPFLOP!
I'm with you on that one.
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 10:56 AM
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13. Like She'd Win... She's so Smart she's Stupid!
Condi... just a prop-a-ganda puppet, but wasn't she sitting high on a CEO Oil corp, prior to her saintly new job title.

Remarkable how she missed ALL THOSE warnings pre 9/11. Witch!
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CanOfWhoopAss Donating Member (776 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 11:04 AM
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14. Who'd be her running mate?
Edited on Sun Mar-13-05 11:05 AM by CanOfWhoopAss
Considering that person would be president in less than a year. As we all mourn her loss and the Repukes get tons of sympathy votes for 2010. Ooops getting ahead of the conspiracy theorists... :crazy:
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 11:13 AM
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16. Seeing as a Snowball In Hell Has More Chance of Surviving
she's made a wise decision. Besides, it's hard governing from a cell in the Hague.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 01:59 PM
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18. Of course she doesn't.
The lack of political aspiration is what makes this administration so completely unconcerned with public opinion.

If she wanted to run for office, she'd have to care what people think. At least a little.

This lame duckness makes them all the more dangerous.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 02:04 PM
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19. Her 15 minute ego trip of fame is over. (nt)
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 02:11 PM
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20. Hillary vs. Rice.....who would the red states vote for?????????
I smell a third party right wing hater.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 02:12 PM
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21. Your private life comes under great scruitiny
...when you run for national office. As it is, I'm astounded that no one in the media ever touches hers...it's almost as if they are afraid to tread there, there's a total cone of silence.

Also, she can be appointed, and appointed, and appointed (very much like GHWB, when you think about it) to this job, that job, and the other, but she has never done held any elective office, and she hasn't yet had to do any campaigning. It's a different deal when you have to raise cash, make campaign stops, kiss babies, be followed by a press pool...there's no control, you don't have the same security bubble.

She has said in the past that she'd like to run the NFL.
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NIGHT TRIPPER Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 02:27 PM
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22. WHO ARE YOU KIDDING?? lying is not a "presidential" like quality
neither is reptilian regression--

she does make a really good dashboard bobble head--but talk about uuuuhhhgly !
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jdj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 03:36 PM
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24. The republican party is stauchly anti-abortion?
no it isn't, and the fact that the highest up flunkie says she's pro-choice is an example of that. They are saying they're pro-choice to get what they want from the fundies, but there are many pro-choice republican women (and men) as well as rebublicans who aren't necessarily anti gay marriage.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 03:38 PM
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25. I'd like to take her at her word
but I know better than to do that.
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 05:04 PM
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26. Saying this accomplishes two things
  1. It plants the seed of considering her for the presidency.

  2. It demonstrates her loyalty to her husbthe (p)resident.


Of course she wants to be president. Her ruthlessness and ambition have landed her just a few steps away from it already. She certainly hasnt been stopped by lack of competence or murderous negligence, her loyalty and connection to the blivet** and his cabal of neocons are all that are needed. Her coyness is repulsive and unconvincing.
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 07:52 PM
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27. Rice Says She Won't Run for President
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=542&nci...

Think maybe she sees the writing on the wall: unless you are an anti-choice religious rightwinger, you can't make it through the GOP primaries.


Rice Says She Won't Run for President

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (news - web sites) on Sunday ruled out running for president, responding to speculation fueled by a recent poll showing support for a Rice candidacy.

Rice told The Washington Times last week, "I have never wanted to run for anything," although she seemed to leave the door open to the possibility.

She closed the door in appearances on Sunday talk shows, telling NBC's "Meet the Press," "I will not run for president of the United States."

"I won't run," she told ABC's "This Week." "I won't. How's that? Is that categorical enough?"

In a poll conducted in February, 42 percent of voters said Rice should run for the White House.

The survey, conducted by the Siena College Research Institute and sponsored by Hearst Newspapers, found that 81 percent of people would vote for a woman for president; 53 percent thought Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (news - web sites), D-N.Y., should try for the job.







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imenja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 07:52 PM
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28. I saw her say it on Meet the Press
I doubt it has anything to do with her position on choice. She simply isn't interested. She made that clear. It's obvious to me she doesn't have the temperament to be a politician.
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 07:53 PM
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30. Why not? She's one of the best liars they have.
And that's saying something.
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imenja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 07:53 PM
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33. to run for office requires you permit peering into your personal life
It requires bullshitting, not just lying. She's not the right sort of person.
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DulceDecorum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 07:53 PM
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32. Condi can vanquish a pretzel
all by herself.
A very impressive feat in the ** administration.
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DulceDecorum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 07:52 PM
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29. No matter
Diebold will draft her.
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indianablue Donating Member (558 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 07:53 PM
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31. No crap..
Edited on Sun Mar-13-05 07:49 PM by indianablue
It is a sad reality I do not like her believe me but 'the south' and like minded states would not elect a woman and a black woman at that, it just won't happen. I guess my comments can be considered racist but we live in a racist society just pointing out the facts.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 08:11 PM
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34. Perhaps she should run for treason. What... we have to have another
freaking headline that says... "How can 59,000,000 people be so dumb?"
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 09:15 PM
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36. jeb gets his 8 years first, then they'll be ready for condi
she'll be too old for the boys to want her as the office f*ck toy by then anyway so let her be the puppet.
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