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Drudge Exclusive: ROMNEY NARROWS VP CHOICES; CONDI EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER
Drudge Report ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2012

Posted on 07/12/2012 4:37:05 PM PDT by kristinn

**Exclusive**

Late Thursday evening, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign launched a new fundraising drive, 'Meet The VP' -- just as Romney himself has narrowed the field of candidates to a handful, sources reveal.

And a surprise name is now near the top of the list: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice!

The timing of the announcement is now set for 'coming weeks'.

MORE

It was Condi who received two standing ovations at Romney's Utah retreat a few weeks ago, and everyone left with her name on their lips.

Rice made an extended argument for American leadership in the world.

(Excerpt) Read more at drudgereport.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012veep; brownskinwins; condi; condirice; condoleezarice; drudgereport; elections; gope; race; racebaiting; rice; rice2012; romney; romney2012; stayoutdabushes; stickaforkinhim; trialballoon; whiteguilt
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1 posted on 07/12/2012 4:37:17 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Condi Rice..........

That works.


2 posted on 07/12/2012 4:39:01 PM PDT by joinedafterattack
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To: kristinn

OMG!! a BUSHIE pick???? DOUBT IT!!


3 posted on 07/12/2012 4:39:01 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: kristinn

While I don’t think her political views match mine, it would make the VP debate quite a hoot.


4 posted on 07/12/2012 4:39:16 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: All
Crosslinking to Drudge headline teaser thread on FR
5 posted on 07/12/2012 4:40:04 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: joinedafterattack

Wow she could still run for VP and vote for Obama like she did last time


6 posted on 07/12/2012 4:40:21 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: kristinn
A terrible choice. After reading about the trouble Cheney had with her, I grew to dislike her intensely. Too liberal, and she won't bring in enough conservative votes.


7 posted on 07/12/2012 4:40:31 PM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: kristinn

Noooooooooo! We need West!


8 posted on 07/12/2012 4:41:10 PM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV))
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To: kristinn

Romney is NOT listening. We do not need TWO RINOs at the top of the ticket. Condi was a good secretary of state...save that, or a different job, for her. This is SO exasperating!


9 posted on 07/12/2012 4:41:10 PM PDT by madison10
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To: kristinn

Big-bleeping-mistake.


10 posted on 07/12/2012 4:41:10 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: al baby
Did she really vote for Obama? After what I've learned about her over the past year it wouldn't surprise me.


11 posted on 07/12/2012 4:41:34 PM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: kristinn

Drudge is just guessing.


12 posted on 07/12/2012 4:41:34 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: kristinn
"Near the top of the list..."

A trial balloon at best and obviously a bit hyped by Drudge. A governor is more likely.

13 posted on 07/12/2012 4:41:44 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: kristinn

Wow, double your Pander double your fun! Triple if you count academia.

Pray for America


14 posted on 07/12/2012 4:41:44 PM PDT by bray (If you vote for a Communist, what's that make you?)
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To: kristinn

NO bushie rice...rice voted communist in 2008!!!!!!!


15 posted on 07/12/2012 4:42:13 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: USNBandit

She’s automatically the smartest of the 4. Its a trap for the left, really. They’ll call her an Uncle Tom token black, exposing them for the true hypocrites they are.


16 posted on 07/12/2012 4:42:48 PM PDT by rintense
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To: kristinn

A pro-abort VP candidate? If true, the Republican Party has sunk to new lows.


17 posted on 07/12/2012 4:43:30 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: al baby

“vote for Obama like she did last time”

I find that very hard to believe.

I hope you’re not spreading lies.


18 posted on 07/12/2012 4:43:32 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: kristinn

I respect Rice, but she probably does not share my conservative values.
I resent politicians who use “race”
in an attempt to —what? Look less white?
Pander?
Leave skin color out of it and run on values.
First this—first that-—isn’t always what is best for America.
That is my initial response...subject to change.


19 posted on 07/12/2012 4:43:48 PM PDT by two23
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To: rintense

It puts the Iraq War right back on the plate for the Rats, Mitt, don’t go there.


20 posted on 07/12/2012 4:44:01 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: kristinn

I like Condi but I think Romney would be better off with a Hispanic VP if he wants to win the presidency.


21 posted on 07/12/2012 4:44:01 PM PDT by WonkyTonky
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To: joinedafterattack

Are you freakin kiddin me??????? If he picks her willard is done for.......


22 posted on 07/12/2012 4:44:01 PM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: kristinn

Two RINO’s for the price of one...


23 posted on 07/12/2012 4:44:10 PM PDT by apillar
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To: kristinn
And what votes does Rice deliver? Will blacks flock to Romney? Women? Conservatives? Some state or region?

Maybe the media will think Romney's choice is cool. But, aside from that, Rice does nothing for the ticket.

24 posted on 07/12/2012 4:44:10 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: madison10

It’s really simple. He’s not going to pretend to be something that he’s not by throwing us a VP bone.
He’s a governor; he needs someone with national security experience. That’s why Gov Bush picked Cheney and McCain picked Gov Palin.


25 posted on 07/12/2012 4:44:22 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: kristinn

Condi is pro choice. That is a big problem, especially for Romney.


26 posted on 07/12/2012 4:44:22 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: kristinn

I guess anything is possible, but only a few weeks ago Condi gave one of the most definite “not interesteds” of any VP possibility in recent memory. Maybe she’s having second thoughts, or maybe some reporters are creating a story.

But she’s a possibility whose stances on many issues we probably don’t know.


27 posted on 07/12/2012 4:44:22 PM PDT by Will88
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To: kristinn
Condi is not my first or second or third or... nth choice, but she would send shivers down every spine at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

I can live with that.

28 posted on 07/12/2012 4:44:31 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: kristinn
Yep, looks more and more like he wants to lose, just like McCain.
At least McCain's VP pick energized the base.
If she's his pick all the base will do is yawn.
29 posted on 07/12/2012 4:44:43 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: kristinn

SARAH.....SARAH......SARAH


30 posted on 07/12/2012 4:45:23 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Cinnamontea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPdPYX1Hv8E


31 posted on 07/12/2012 4:45:25 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: kristinn

I will not listen to the media about this until Mittens announces it himself. It’s thus kind of media speculation that makes or breaks an election.

Florida 2000 anyone?

But FWIW ... if he wants to lose this November, Condi’s a good choice.


32 posted on 07/12/2012 4:45:25 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: kristinn

Oh great, two RINOS.


33 posted on 07/12/2012 4:45:29 PM PDT by alarm rider (I took the pledge, I will never vote for another RINO, not now, not ever.)
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To: kristinn

Net negative for the ticket. She’d bring zero black or other minority votes, fail to inspire conservatives, and remind everybody else of W. What are they thinking?


34 posted on 07/12/2012 4:45:42 PM PDT by Argus
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To: kristinn
Well, it beats some boring white guy like Portman or Pawlenty. Either of those would be a disaster.

I am surprised Condi would consider being on Romney's ticket but if she agrees to it, it would definitely make a lot of Democrat heads explode because the race card and the "war on women" factors will be taken away from them.

Plus, Condi debating Biden - I think about 100 IQ points separate them.

35 posted on 07/12/2012 4:45:47 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: kristinn

yes it is true...rice the obama lover is the top choice of rino romney! Unbelievable! The bushies get their broad into the white house. Give me a freakin break! romney just left the naalcp convention and sucked up to some of them by naming rice. Rice the commie lover also got an ovation in utah among the bush clowns. This sucks big time.


36 posted on 07/12/2012 4:45:47 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: WonkyTonky

Why hispanic???? 99% of the hispanic’s are illegal!!!! and can’t vote


37 posted on 07/12/2012 4:45:47 PM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks kristinn. John Bolton?


38 posted on 07/12/2012 4:46:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Will88

“I guess anything is possible, but only a few weeks ago Condi gave one of the most definite “not interesteds” of any VP possibility in recent memory.”

That’s what they all say until they are actually picked.


39 posted on 07/12/2012 4:46:09 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: kristinn

Drudge doesn’t no nuth’n.

Or he’s being used to spread disinformation.


40 posted on 07/12/2012 4:46:35 PM PDT by DManA
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To: kristinn
Rice: Better to have Hamas in power than in streets
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1733397/posts

Rice: Palestinians deserve to live free of ‘occupation’[at an event of pro-Palestinian group]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1717847/posts

US Supplies Fatah With Arms, Rice Decries “Occupation”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1718348/posts

Rice: Israel Must Withdraw from More than Gaza and Samaria
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1333354/posts

Commencement Address at Boston College (Secretary Condoleezza Rice, Boston, Massachusetts, May 22, 2006. US Department of State)

Excerpts:

As a student of a Catholic high school, the Sisters of Loretta taught me, I am pleased to be at an institution of higher education with such strong and celebrated Catholic and Jesuit traditions . . . You see, I got my Master's Degree at Notre Dame. (Boos.) I acquired a passion for the fighting Irish . . . and my family has been college educated and Presbyterian ever since. (Laughter and applause.) . . . I wandered into a course on international politics taught by a Czech refugee who specialized in Soviet studies, a man who had a daughter by the name of Madeleine Albright. With that one class, I was hooked. I discovered that my passion was Russia and all things Russian.


41 posted on 07/12/2012 4:47:05 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: kristinn

not only is rice a commie obama voter same as colon powell, but she is a wuss with no fire in the belly. She will suck big time.


42 posted on 07/12/2012 4:47:14 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: rintense

yup... there’s no way - she said no and I believe her. This is a diversion.

They also need a dynamic politician - Condi isn’t one... Romney is barely one... someone like Chris Christie


43 posted on 07/12/2012 4:47:14 PM PDT by mike_9958
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To: SunkenCiv
"Thanks kristinn. John Bolton?"

He did endorse him to the astonishment of most freepers.
44 posted on 07/12/2012 4:47:52 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: WonkyTonky
I like Condi but I think Romney would be better off with a Hispanic VP if he wants to win the presidency.

Trouble is time will march on after this election and the next.

Whomever Romney picks stands a pretty good chance of being the next republican in line for the following 8 years.

Thats 16 years before we can look forward to a conservative nominee, in the best case.

45 posted on 07/12/2012 4:48:10 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: kristinn

She has constantly -— and recently -— said that she is not the least bit interested. So I wonder what’s up.


46 posted on 07/12/2012 4:48:16 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: kristinn

Colonel Mohammar Quadaffi would approve!

 


47 posted on 07/12/2012 4:49:26 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: kristinn

well, well, perfect match. I used to admire her intelligence, but she’s colored blind.


48 posted on 07/12/2012 4:49:36 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: mike_9958
someone like Chris Christie

Christie will ensure Obama's election. The GOP needs a solid, pro-life social conservative as its veep candidate. Otherwise, much of the base stays home.

49 posted on 07/12/2012 4:49:47 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: kristinn

Oh, yeah, a pro-abortion vp is going to solidify the base.

*Rolling eyes*


50 posted on 07/12/2012 4:49:57 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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