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Condoleezza Rice endorses Mitt Romney
Washington Post ^ | 5/30 | Rachel Weiner

Posted on 05/30/2012 7:03:05 PM PDT by TheBigB

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will endorse former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney Wednesday night, a source close to the Republican’s presidential campaign confirmed to the Fix.

Rice will throw her formal endorsement behind Romney in California, where he is attending fundraisers in the San Francisco area. Since leaving government, Rice has been teaching political science at Stanford University.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; condi; condi4romney; condirice; condoleezzarice; elections; obama; rice; romney
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Thoughts?
1 posted on 05/30/2012 7:03:11 PM PDT by TheBigB
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To: TheBigB

Like Rice on Whitey! (kadoom bash!)


2 posted on 05/30/2012 7:05:19 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: TheBigB

Wouldn’t be surprised to see her name on the short list for VP. Wouldn’t mind it either.


3 posted on 05/30/2012 7:05:32 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: TheBigB

I’d have guessed that (RINO) CR would have differed to Colon Bowel.


4 posted on 05/30/2012 7:06:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: TheBigB

I always say everything is news but wow. He’s just clinched the nomination, and it’s been weeks since we’ve known it was a certainty that he would.

More interesting is why didn’t she endorse her fellow RINO while he was still fighting it out with Santorum and Newt?


5 posted on 05/30/2012 7:09:11 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: TheBigB

I liked her as Sec of State. My only reservation about her getting into Presidential politics is that she said several times that she was pro-choice.

But this is certainly a poke in the eye for the Dem race baiters.


6 posted on 05/30/2012 7:09:11 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: TexasNative2000

I’m sorry but I respectfully disagree. Rice would be the worst pick, IMO. She is anti-Israel. And she was not a good Sec. of State.


7 posted on 05/30/2012 7:12:16 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: TexasNative2000

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhSjuduQGN4

Take a look at this video and see what you think. She looks absolutely thrilled that Obama got elected.


8 posted on 05/30/2012 7:13:42 PM PDT by suthener
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To: TheBigB

Possible VP?


9 posted on 05/30/2012 7:15:29 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: TheBigB

Really?

She endorsed romney?

Never would have figured on that.


10 posted on 05/30/2012 7:20:51 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: Signalman

yep to that. rice is not that wonderful and she’s not an abortion fighter either.


11 posted on 05/30/2012 7:26:43 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: TheBigB

Little late to the party aren’t ya Condi?

Who else would you endorse? DUH!


12 posted on 05/30/2012 7:40:07 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: Signalman

what you said.


13 posted on 05/30/2012 7:40:44 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: TheBigB

Anyone who gets boo-ed at Stanford Stadium during halftime is alright by me.


14 posted on 05/30/2012 7:42:04 PM PDT by Huskrrrr ( the will)
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To: TheBigB

Wow. A pro-choice democrat endorses a pro-choice democrat. How exciting. /s


15 posted on 05/30/2012 7:49:07 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Party like it's 1860.- America's Party - www.SelfGovernment.US)
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To: TheBigB

YAWN

They probably go to the same PAA group ...

Pro-Abortionists Anonymous for recovering pro-abortionists...

Hullo, I’m Willie Mitty, I’m pro-abortion..

Hullo Willie Mitty...


16 posted on 05/30/2012 7:56:50 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: TheBigB

Good.


17 posted on 05/30/2012 7:58:39 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: TheBigB

WOW! What a stunning, brave decision, going out on a limb like that....um, oh wait, didn’t Mittens clinch the nomination last night? Never mind.


18 posted on 05/30/2012 8:16:56 PM PDT by montag813
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To: TheBigB

Yawn - - .


19 posted on 05/30/2012 8:34:46 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: TheBigB

One RINO herds for the other, and this is news?


20 posted on 05/30/2012 8:40:54 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: TexasNative2000

A little late perhaps but always welcome.


21 posted on 05/30/2012 8:52:07 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: TheBigB
Couldn't hurt. Stanford connection can only help in Colleyforrnya. She might pull a few women, a few blacks, but mostly a marginal effect, imo.
22 posted on 05/30/2012 8:57:32 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: TheBigB

For God’s sake, she voted for Obama in 2008. I can forgive some people for getting caught up in the hype 4 years ago, but not her. She should have known better, but she gave in to racial tribalism just like Colin Powell.


23 posted on 05/30/2012 8:58:14 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: Signalman
I agree. Rice was basically just a Bush croney. Throw her back in and cast again.
24 posted on 05/30/2012 8:59:37 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: upchuck
Little late to the party aren’t ya Condi?

Who else would you endorse?

She could have endorsed the guy she voted for in 2008--Barack Obama.

25 posted on 05/30/2012 9:00:35 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: TheBigB

How about a nice speech from Condi explaining why she’s dropped 0 in favor of Mitt?


26 posted on 05/30/2012 9:22:43 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: TexasNative2000

Each to his/her own, but I would mind. I think she would be a horrible choice. The main reason, she’s nowhere near Conservative.


27 posted on 05/30/2012 9:33:46 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Mitt Romney is the supreme exemplification of the word SMARMY.)
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To: montag813; Impy
>> WOW! What a stunning, brave decision, going out on a limb like that....um, oh wait, didn’t Mittens clinch the nomination last night? Never mind. <<

Yes, but going by the standards the libs set for Obama when he endorsed gay marriage once his gay base forced his hand (liberal talking heads were falling all over themselves gushing how "brave" and "courageous" he was), it is now a "stunning, brave decision" when a GOP establishment figure endorses the defacto GOP nominee.

George W. Bush's endorsement of Romney (after everyone dropped out) likewise fit the Obama pattern of a "brave, courageous" move.

28 posted on 05/30/2012 10:03:06 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: TheBigB

Well, duh. RINO endorses RINO about the time he formally locks up the Republican nomination. What would surprise me is if she had endorsed Ron Paul.


29 posted on 05/30/2012 10:03:31 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: upchuck; Impy
>> Little late to the party aren’t ya Condi? Who else would you endorse? DUH! <<

To be fair, she COULD have endorsed the guy she voted for last time (and Colin's probably STILL mulling over endorsing him again!):


30 posted on 05/30/2012 10:10:04 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: TheBigB
Good!

People need to face reality, that the alternative to Romney is Obama, and a 2nd term of Obama will be a catastrophe of unappreciated magnitude to this country and our freedom.

31 posted on 05/30/2012 10:37:49 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Signalman
I’m sorry but I respectfully disagree. Rice would be the worst pick, IMO. She is anti-Israel. And she was not a good Sec. of State.

And she's a Pro-Abortionist. She does play the piano well, but so does KeyBoard Cat. I'd be more likely to support KeyBoard Cat as a VP pick than I would Rice.

32 posted on 05/30/2012 11:12:55 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: Innovative

People need to face reality, that the alternative to Romney is Obama, and a 2nd term of Obama will be a catastrophe of unappreciated magnitude to this country and our freedom.


Exactly. The Romney haters had better wake up and face reality. Obama is an evil, avowed enemy of the United States and they can’t deny that.


33 posted on 05/30/2012 11:26:50 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: TheBigB

“Thoughts?”

So?


34 posted on 05/31/2012 12:00:41 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: sockmonkey

Good point. Why is it that success and ability in life is so often defined in the context of academic qualification and interpreted ‘intelligence’?

My mother, from a working class background with a poor education is easily the most intelligent person I know...biased as I may be, I was bought up in the opposite environment and am fairly well educated.

It is more often snivelling elitist leftists that define class and suitability based on itelligence, or more grades to the point. This is a nonsense.

The best business and political leaders aren’t necessarily the most ‘educated’, they are clear thinking, common sense, considered thinkers. This is something you simply can’t teach.

Of course this is not to say those of an especially well educated background can’t be magnificent in any given field.

I’ve never believed in the Condi Rice hype. Overated based on background, a nice women but history will quickly forget her.


35 posted on 05/31/2012 2:20:48 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: TexasNative2000

She’s already stated she isn’t interested in running for elected office. At least according to Foxnews this morning.


36 posted on 05/31/2012 3:22:21 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: suthener

I think thats the first time she’s smiled.


37 posted on 05/31/2012 3:24:00 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TheBigB

I’m not a Romney fan, but Dr. Rice is a RINO Arabist. I dispose all she stands for, especially her Obama vote.


38 posted on 05/31/2012 3:41:45 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: TheBigB

I think she waited to see if O would give her a Medal of Freedom, along with Colin Bowell as the first Af-Am tag team at State. Instead he honored Half-Bright. Last time she and Powell both went with the Brothur. Hopefully they have come to their senses, as they watch the twighlight’s last gleaming.


39 posted on 05/31/2012 4:14:17 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: TheBigB

Our choices at the National level are Liberal (prog/commie) Democrat or Moderate Liberal Democrat with a “R”.

She makes a lot of sense in the New World Disorder as a consideration as VP in a Republican Admin.
The GOP-e probably believe Rice would seal the deal and bring about 16 years of Rino rule.
In reality it is a opportunity for someone even more nuts than Obama to get back in in another 4 years.
Especially if they don’t knock it (economy/downward spiral) out of the park.
In my not so humble oppinion.


40 posted on 05/31/2012 5:03:17 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: TheBigB

I’m surprised, actually.


41 posted on 05/31/2012 5:53:44 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: TexasNative2000
Wouldn’t be surprised to see her name on the short list for VP. Wouldn’t mind it either.

I would rather see someone who has held elective office and who has established conservative positions on economic and social matters.

42 posted on 05/31/2012 7:26:49 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Impy
More interesting is why didn’t she endorse her fellow RINO while he was still fighting it out with Santorum and Newt?

I respect the choice of waiting until the GOP has its nominee. I would hope that she would have endorsed whoever was nominated.

43 posted on 05/31/2012 7:29:39 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: upchuck
Little late to the party aren’t ya Condi?

Hey, at least she beat Colin Powell.

44 posted on 05/31/2012 7:32:26 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Innovative
People need to face reality, that the alternative to Romney is Obama, and a 2nd term of Obama will be a catastrophe of unappreciated magnitude to this country and our freedom.

The Free Republic He-Man Mitt Haters Club is a world of its own.

They make it up as they go along.

45 posted on 05/31/2012 7:35:45 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: unkus
The Romney haters had better wake up and face reality. Obama is an evil, avowed enemy of the United States and they can’t deny that.

They don't bother denying that Obama is an avowed enemy of America.

Their argument is that, of the two, Romney is the greater enemy of God.

46 posted on 05/31/2012 7:40:21 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

Their argument is that, of the two, Romney is the greater enemy of God.


They are either naive or infiltrators. I will no longer argue with them.

I will vote for Romney.


47 posted on 05/31/2012 8:42:03 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: TheBigB

Nice lady. Smart, accomplished, capable, likeable, but too far left of center to balance Romney as a VP choice.


48 posted on 05/31/2012 8:48:24 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: TheBigB

Nice lady. Smart, accomplished, capable, likeable, but too far left of center to balance Romney as a VP choice.


49 posted on 05/31/2012 8:50:51 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Choosing Condi over Allen West for VP would be like choosing a bow and arrow over an M16 for combat.


50 posted on 05/31/2012 10:22:06 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2888480/posts?page=2#2)
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