Skip to comments.Condi: The should-be face of the GOP
Posted on 09/22/2009 10:29:09 AM PDT by Lorianne
She's smart. She's experienced. She's worldly. Republican strategists worried about their party's future should take heed. ___ Successful candidates follow a simple fundamental rule: Define yourself before your opponent can define you. The Republican Party, which mustered a thumbs-up from only 38% of voters in last week's Bloomberg poll, sorely needs to brush up on the very rule it counsels in candidate-training sessions.
To skeptics in search of a political home, the GOP's image has devolved into that of a minority collection of name-calling, "no"-saying, backward-looking, talk-show bullying cranks -- a definition gleefully perpetuated by Democratic pols. So next time the eloquent and elegant figure of Condoleezza Rice strides onto a stage, GOP strategists worried about their party's future should pull out their notebooks.
I interviewed Rice onstage last week on the closing day of Fortune's Most Powerful Women's Summit, where she achieved a star-turn -- and did so while mounting a vigorous defense of former President Bush's oft-vilified foreign policy, and delivering a pointed critique of President Obama and congressional Democrats.
"It's that simple," she declared, "if you want another terrorist attack in the U.S., abandon Afghanistan."
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If we say we don't want her, we're racists.
And, don’t forget, sexists.
She can be our face, if we have Thomas Sowell’s brain behind the face.
She’s a stupid pro-Pali liberal.
LOL, I don’t think it’s going to work that way in this case.
Right and the stupid meaningless and blind UN presence in southern Lebanon was on her watch.
No more Condis, Bushes or Clintons ever!
She’s revealed her true colors.
We don’t know too much about her politics on social, economical and domestic issues. From what can be seen she irks me as a liberal. A female Powell.
Condi did not impress me as SecState. Prior to that I thought she would make a great VP and heir-apparent for GWB’s 2nd term. Not that I had any problems with Cheney - he is great - just for succession planning / grooming.
The new head of the RNC should be either Walter Williams or Thomas Sowell.
Kick that RINO Steele out of there and replace him with a true fiscal conservative who knows what the hell he is talking about.
I’m sorry, but Obama, the democrat controlled congress and the state run fringe media have all convinced me that I am now a racist and a radical, so I must say no.
Now bring in the white crackers for consideration.
She’s pro- affirmative action. I remember her speaking out about that.
Give me a friggin’ break.
No to Condi.
She's a LIBERAL!!!!!!!
No thanks as far as Condi is concerned, it is a NON STARTER!
Condi is a pretty great gal really. I’m happy to have her on our side - when she is on our side. She is no Colin Powell, but she stepped back from fighting the tough fight.
She’s both a liberal and a flip-flopper.
The adjectives I'd choose are more along the line of "disappointing", "unremarkable" and "over-hyped".
Sorry, but Ms. Rice has already had an opportunity to impress us - and she failed to do so. This is just another one of those "she'd paid her dues..." ideas that the GOP seems to get mired in. No thanks.