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Poll: Condi Rice tops GOP VP list
Politico ^ | April 19.2012 | Darius Dixon

Posted on 04/22/2012 12:14:03 PM PDT by Innovative

Republicans are increasingly falling in behind Mitt Romney's White House run, but they haven't got a clue who he should add to the ticket, a CNN/ORC International survey says.

Condoleezza Rice tops the vice presidential wish list among Republicans and right-leaning independents, according to the poll Wednesday. Twenty-six percent of those polled backed the former national security adviser and secretary of state under George W. Bush as Romney's No. 2.

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KEYWORDS: condi; condirice; elections; gopnominee; rice; vpcandidate
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To: Innovative

http://www.ontheissues.org/Celeb/Condoleezza_Rice_Civil_Rights.htm

Urges respect & sensitivity in same-sex marriage debate
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged respect and sensitivity in the debate over same-sex marriage. When asked her own views on the subject, however, she ducked the question.
“This is an issue that can be debated and can be discussed in our country with respect for every human being,” Rice told the News & Record of Greensboro, N.C. “When we get into difficult debates about social policy, we get into difficult debates that touch people’s lives. The only thing that I ask is that Americans do it with a kind of sensitivity that real individuals and real human beings are involved here.“

In a major defeat for President Bush and other Republicans who hope the issue will rally GOP voters for the November elections, the Senate rejected by a wide margin last week a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Asked for her opinion on the amendment, Rice told the paper, ”This is not my area of expertise or, frankly, my area of concentration at this point.“

Source: Advocate.com GLBT news site , Jun 16, 2006

Message of her candidacy: no ceiling for blacks
Wouldn’t a Condoleezza Rice candidacy change America? The very fact that an African American woman could actually become president would send a powerful message to every minority child that there is no more ceiling, no more limit for black Americans in elective politics.
The stain that began to spread through our land when the first slaves landed at Jamestown, VA, would be erased. Condi’s election would be the last battle of the Civil War, the last civil rights demonstration, the end of a saga that has haunted us since our nation was born. In a land where the signs once read “No Irish need apply,” wasn’t the election of John F. Kennedy the death knell of anti-Catholic bigotry?

If the civil rights movement of the 1960s was animated by the haunting lyrics and melody of the song “We Shall Overcome,” electing Rice to the White House would send a very different message: “We have overcome.” And that, apart from Condi’s obvious merits as a possible president, might just be worth voting for.

Source: Condi vs. Hillary, by Dick Morris, p. 20&181 , Oct 11, 2005

Supports college affirmative action, as beneficiary herself
Rice was under pressure to increase the number of tenured female and minority faculty. Rather than bow to the pressures, Rice charted a centrist course. Admitting she was a product of affirmative action, Rice endorsed using racial and gender preferences in hiring faculty. “I am myself a beneficiary of a Stanford strategy that took affirmative action seriously, that took a risk in taking a young Ph.D. from the University of Denver.”
Yet, as much as she backed affirmative action in hiring faculty, she strongly opposed it in granting tenure. She consistently refused to give into demands that she favor minority and women professors in granting tenure.

Rice has broken with President Bush to endorse race-based preferences in college admissions. Rice said, “ I believe that while race-neutral means are preferable, it is appropriate to use race as one factor among others in achieving a diverse student body.”

Source: Condi vs. Hillary, by Dick Morris, p.115-118&179 , Oct 11, 2005

Race-neutral preferable, but use race factors until achieved
When the President decided to submit an amicus brief, he asked for my view on how diversity can be best achieved on university campuses. I offered my view, drawing on my experience in academia and as provost of a major university.
I agree with the President’s position, which emphasizes the need for diversity and recognizes the continued legacy of racial prejudice, and the need to fight it. The President challenged universities to develop ways to diversify their populations fully.

I believe that while race neutral means are preferable, it is appropriate to use race as one factor among others in achieving a diverse student body.

It is important to take race into consideration if you must, if race-neutral means do not work.


41 posted on 04/22/2012 1:40:50 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: ClearCase_guy

If Romney picks Condi Rice for VP I will just stay home.


42 posted on 04/22/2012 1:42:34 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Innovative

No thank you she voted for Obama


43 posted on 04/22/2012 1:45:39 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Innovative

Dr. Rice has never run for any political office in her life. She’s not about to start now. She’s a foreign policy wonk/Russian expert.


44 posted on 04/22/2012 1:49:20 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Innovative

A President Rice? Nah.


45 posted on 04/22/2012 1:49:31 PM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Innovative
First of all, she reminds too many people of Bush. She would make it easier for Democrats to run against Bush again.

Second, she's too much an "Inside the Beltway" choice. What I mean is she doesn't have a real base in the country.

Third, she doesn't appear to have much in the way of political skills or likability with a broader public.

Think Nixon picking Henry Cabot Lodge or Dole going with Jack Kemp, candidates who were more "ho-hum" or "who's that" than inspiring.

She wouldn't give me any more incentive to get out and vote this time than I already have.

46 posted on 04/22/2012 1:51:08 PM PDT by x
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To: Innovative

Condi Rice was a total flop as Secretary of State.

Her most notable accomplishment was the implementation of a cease fire in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict that saved Hezbollah from being wiped out and allowed them to rearm.

This came after months of Condi denying that she would support a cease-fire.

Condi is part of the tradition of incompetent female Secretarys of State that continue to this day.

And has everyone forgotten that she openly supported Obama for president in 2008?


47 posted on 04/22/2012 2:07:42 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: Innovative
Never happen!

milt is the most risk-averse politician I have ever seen. The riskiest choice you could hope for from milt would be a very Anglo-looking Hispanic Man.

48 posted on 04/22/2012 2:11:25 PM PDT by rhinohunter (Not voting for etchamitt...no way...no how)
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To: Innovative
Romney-Rice vs. Obama-Biden (or even Obama-Hillary)-- that would surely be interesting.

Obama-Clinton would scare me because a lot of Democrats who didn't vote for Obama would line up behind Hillary.

I don't know how many votes Condi would bring in, but she would be my first choice.

49 posted on 04/22/2012 2:15:31 PM PDT by khenrich (These days, people pine for Jimmy Carter........)
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To: rhinohunter

Oh no! You’re talking about trayvon martin killers now!


50 posted on 04/22/2012 2:17:02 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: SnakeDoctor
I have no idea whether Condi is conservative. Her foreign policy expertise is unquestionable ... though, apparently, she and Dick Cheney butted heads quite a bit. She’s been largely silent on domestic issues, as a far as I know.

Dick Cheney butted heads with everyone, and still does, but I suspect Condi was a bit more pragmatic, while Cheney liked to rattle a few cages.

51 posted on 04/22/2012 2:18:40 PM PDT by khenrich (These days, people pine for Jimmy Carter........)
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To: Innovative

Ah, the pro-abort liberal who SHOULD have been forced to resign in disgrace on 9-12-2001.

What a great match for the most liberal governor in the history of the republic!


52 posted on 04/22/2012 2:28:00 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney's role, if elected, is to consolidate Obama's socialist gains.)
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The gop elite sit around a table and say “We could pick a Meskin, or a colored girl or maybe we could find a Chinaman. How ‘bout an Injun? Is Lighthorse Campbell still alive? Or that other kind of Injun, the governor of Louisianna. Is there a mixed breed conservative muslim woman available? We’ve got to get someone that EVERYONE loves!


53 posted on 04/22/2012 2:32:47 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, FAMILY GUY)
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To: Innovative
QUESTION #1: What's the difference between Rice and the typical RINO?

ANSWER: Rice is black and female.

QUESTION #2: What do Rice and the typical RINO have in common?

ANSWER: Both are losers.

QUESTION #3: What should Rice do now?

ANSWER: Sit down, play her piano, dream of being Baseball Commissioner and keep her mouth shut.

54 posted on 04/22/2012 2:39:52 PM PDT by jmax (Ahhhh...life is so frigging good under obama's thumb)
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To: katiedidit1

From wikipedia:

Rice was named the Provost of Standford, the chief budget and academic officer of the university, in 1993.

As Stanford’s Provost, Rice was responsible for managing the university’s multi-billion dollar budget. The school at that time was running a deficit of $20 million. When Rice took office, she promised that the budget deficit would be balanced within “two years.” Coit Blacker, Stanford’s deputy director of the Institute for International Studies, said there “was a sort of conventional wisdom that said it couldn’t be done... that [the deficit] was structural, that we just had to live with it.” Two years later, Rice announced that the deficit had been eliminated and the university was holding a record surplus of over $14.5 million.

Rice drew protests when, as provost, she departed from the practice of applying affirmative action to tenure decisions and unsuccessfully sought to consolidate the university’s ethnic community centers.


55 posted on 04/22/2012 2:40:20 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: khenrich

I suspect the same. I figure both are needed on a foreign policy team.

SnakeDoc


56 posted on 04/22/2012 2:40:20 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Innovative

No, no, a thousand times no.


57 posted on 04/22/2012 2:56:58 PM PDT by hershey
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To: khenrich

Speaking of Cheney....If LIZ Cheney’s name was Liz SMITH, Liz BROWN or Liz JONES, she would not only be a good candidate for VP, but also for President. The woman looks and sounds like a genius, B-U-T her name is a political lightning rod. If not for her name, she could walk away with the conservative vote and a lot of every-day-Dem’s, BUT the libs, Soro’s and Media Matters would pull out all the stops to take her down. You think they spent a lot of $$$ getting obama in ?? They would borrow and go into total lifetime debt to defeat her.


58 posted on 04/22/2012 2:59:01 PM PDT by jmax (Ahhhh...life is so frigging good under obama's thumb)
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To: Innovative
Rice refuse to endorse RINO McCain in 2008.

After Obama's 2008 win, she refused to deny that she voted for him but did volunteer that she was "especially proud" of his election and further called it a step toward a more "perfect union."

She has refused to endorse RINO Romney this year.

But in case one should foolishly wonder if she prefers someone more conservative: The only "Republican" she has endorsed in recent years is Orin Hatch - the same Orin Hatch who Obama praised as a "Republican" he can and has worked with.

Do some "Republicans" never tire of the Arlen Specters, Charlie Crists, Lisa Murkowskis, Jefferds....? Do they actual enjoy welcoming those who stink of betrayal?

59 posted on 04/22/2012 3:01:30 PM PDT by drpix
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To: Innovative

So, does the GOP get double “brownie points” [NO pun intended] for having a BLACK (1 point) WOMAN (another point) on the ticket as opposed to the Dems having only a Half-BLACK ( 1/2 point) MAN (Zero points...but then they already have ZERO points) [Pun intended!]?

Looks like a 4:1 advantage in minority points for the GOP!

All assuming that no one cares anymore about what the candidates stand for and how they will govern.


60 posted on 04/22/2012 3:24:09 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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