The Washington Times ran a puff piece on Condoleezza Rice suggesting that unlike 2008 when she quickly shot down any suggestion of a VP run, she is actually grooming herself for it.
It was this part that gave me two thoughts:
…like any black conservative (see Cain, Herman), she is mostly reviled in the black liberal community. In the midst of the Bush administration, Eugene Robinson, a columnist for The Washington Post, asked, “How did she come to a worldview so radically different from that of most black Americans?” Funny thing is, she is, unlike Barack Obama, an “American black.”
And Miss Rice, in her inimitable way, had a response. “Why would I worry about something like that?” she said about the criticism. “The fact of the matter is I’ve been black all my life. Nobody needs to tell me how to be black.”
She ran a very tight ship as Provost of Stanford and, unlike Colin Powell, has never even batted an eye lash at a Democrat. But Rice came out after leaving Washington and made it clear she is pro-abortion. We also know from Dick Cheney that isn’t all that conservative on foreign policy publicly arguing with him in the press. She is definitely “establishment” and I’m sure Romney would think he would have an unbeatable ticket.
The article goes on to speculate on Hillary Clinton running as Vice President. She and Bill have suddenly become more visible in the press just the past two months after nearly hiding themselves from any issue or camera within 100 miles. We know Hillary has the goods on Barack and many of us were shocked she never used them when she began to loose badly in the 2008 primaries. (When has she never fought tooth and nail for any opportunity to assert herself before?)
I will say that a Hillary/Condi debate would be juicy. And if insiders are correct that Obama’s entire strategy for 2012 is race and class warfare – it could be political Kryptonite to re-election hopes for the administration.
But regardless of WHO are nominee is, the sad reality is that a VP almost always becomes a “P,” and having a moderate Republican in position even 8 years away is a cancer we can not allow to let happen.
Thanks for your service Condi. It is deeply appreciated. But we’d rather temporarily suspend our conservative beliefs and nationalize the NFL so we could give you the job you’ve always wanted.