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ROMNEY NARROWS VP CHOICES; CONDI EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER
Drudge ^ | 07/12/2012 | Drudge Exclusive

Posted on 07/12/2012 4:56:44 PM PDT by izzatzo

**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

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: condaleeza; condaleezarice; condi; duplicate; frontrunner; republicans; romney; vicepresident
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Yuck, this is bad! Not a Condi fan. She pulled the ultimate disappearing act as GW's SOS, wasn't a factor, true RINO, IMHO, another Colon Powell. Romney's pushing his luck.
1 posted on 07/12/2012 4:56:57 PM PDT by izzatzo
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To: izzatzo

Don’t believe it!!


2 posted on 07/12/2012 4:59:43 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: izzatzo

This is true about rice and romney, I totally beieve it and it sucks. Condi and colon are the same damm thing...unbelievable....rice and colon voted commie obama. Two rino’s vs a commie and a dolt liberal.


3 posted on 07/12/2012 5:01:02 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: izzatzo

If this is true it restores my faith in Romney. I don’t think he could make a better choice.


4 posted on 07/12/2012 5:01:02 PM PDT by O6ret
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To: izzatzo

Condi WTF?

She has never been Governor.
She has never been in the Senate or in the House. Thus she would not
have an in on working with Congress. like Dick Cheney. former house member.

I would rather have Rob Portman. He was in the House and is now in the Senate
No one knows who he is.

Rice seems to me to be a ONE WORLD person. FAIL.
not a strict constitutionalist

I think Rand Paul would be best. He is a doctor. I think he could work
with Ryan to come up with federal cuts. He’s a strict constitutionalist
and pro life.

Condi is pro choice isn’t she? ugh.

Do you think she is going to defund Planned parenthood?
it’s the moral and ethical thing to do.


5 posted on 07/12/2012 5:02:46 PM PDT by preamble
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To: O6ret

it is true and totally makes sense with rino romney just yappin at the naacp convention. I will do absolute minimum now.


6 posted on 07/12/2012 5:03:24 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: O6ret
I don’t think he could make a better choice.

No wonder Gunnies run the core.

7 posted on 07/12/2012 5:03:30 PM PDT by itsahoot (The Political Elites are the modern Royals, and the king shall have his due.)
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To: izzatzo
Romney's a RINO, but he can't be that stupid. Rice is an anti-life uber-RINO and was a lousy SOS. Gotta be what the sheeple believe is a conservative from a critical swing state...Gov. McDonnell of VA is the leading contender to my thinking.
8 posted on 07/12/2012 5:03:39 PM PDT by twister881
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To: O6ret

If Condi, he’s won!


9 posted on 07/12/2012 5:04:08 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: izzatzo

NO neocons (e.g., Condi)!!!! NO liberal interventionists (e.g., Hillary)!!!! Let’s NOT have ideological wars such as Yugoslavia/1999 and Libya/2012, and the proposed Syrian war.

Let’s support American national interests, NOT the imperial interests of Soros and/or the islamic ummah!!!!


10 posted on 07/12/2012 5:04:29 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: izzatzo

Condi is a Bush legacy, and she was no good. People would see this as a quota pick and a return to Bush.

Heck no. Portman is much better.


11 posted on 07/12/2012 5:04:29 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: izzatzo

Total RINOfest. If this is true then Obamacare is here to stay. And worse.


12 posted on 07/12/2012 5:04:32 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: preamble

good post! what the hell qualifies rice for anything? skin color?


13 posted on 07/12/2012 5:04:32 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: izzatzo

Oh no,, that woman is is no way conservative. An amazingly bad choice.


14 posted on 07/12/2012 5:04:52 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: izzatzo
Condi Rice? BAD choice. Because of comments like this...

Rice Compares Palestinians to Blacks in the Jim Crow South

15 posted on 07/12/2012 5:04:52 PM PDT by montag813
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To: izzatzo
It was Condi Rice who convinced GWB NOT to go after the other two legs of that infamous 'Axis of Evil' (aka Iran and North Korea), that piano-playing pretender to diplomacy should stay at Stanford because as Clint Eastwood said in 'Magnum Force', "A RINO has to know her limitations".

(ok, paraphrased a bit, but it still applies)
16 posted on 07/12/2012 5:05:47 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: izzatzo

An inept, pro-Choice, pro-Pali RINO.

We’re supposed to believe that Romney is a better alternative to Obama. This would shoot some big ugly holes in my capacity for belief.


17 posted on 07/12/2012 5:06:08 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: preamble
I think Rand Paul would be best. He is a doctor. I think he could work with Ryan to come up with federal cuts. He’s a strict constitutionalist and pro life.

He is an unrivaled debater, as well. But he would be linked to his father's godawful newsletters.

18 posted on 07/12/2012 5:06:08 PM PDT by montag813
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To: izzatzo

{bang head on desk}


19 posted on 07/12/2012 5:06:26 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: izzatzo; xzins

Condi? Well she has the same epidural qualifications as Obama. She also has the same views on Abortion.

I might actually consider voting for Romney if he picked Sarah Palin, but my guess is that Romney is going to pick a “moderate” because he views himself as an “extreme” Conservative.

Impeach Obama 2013

Elect Palin 2016.


20 posted on 07/12/2012 5:06:51 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: circlecity

as soon as the commies start attacking rice the same way they did Sarah, she will melt into a corner and hide.


21 posted on 07/12/2012 5:06:59 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: itsahoot

“No wonder Gunnies run the core.”

Im not certain if you were kidding....but for those of you in Rio Linda, it is GUNNY’s and CORPS


22 posted on 07/12/2012 5:07:33 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: biggredd1
good post! what the hell qualifies rice for anything? skin color?

That, and nothing else. But he won't choose her. This is just a trial balloon so they can run sentiment analysis on sites like this to gauge response.

23 posted on 07/12/2012 5:07:51 PM PDT by montag813
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To: P-Marlowe

we just had a bushie freakin john roberts do his rino thing and now rino romney wants a not qualified bushie rice rino for VP.


24 posted on 07/12/2012 5:09:02 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: izzatzo
This ideological hijacking has been brought to you by the MSM and the RINO infested GOP.

Bon apetite'

25 posted on 07/12/2012 5:09:02 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: izzatzo

Say it ain’t so, Joe!


26 posted on 07/12/2012 5:10:36 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: preamble

“I think Rand Paul would be best.”

Me too.

But that will never happen.

It will be either McDonnell or Portman.

This speculation about Rice is a fundraising gimmick:

“donate $3 to be automatically entered for the chance to meet Mitt and his choice for VP in person.”

Next week the speculation will be about someone else.

People will vote with their money.


27 posted on 07/12/2012 5:10:47 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: montag813; xzins
This is just a trial balloon so they can run sentiment analysis on sites like this to gauge response.

There are no sites like this!

None.

28 posted on 07/12/2012 5:11:25 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: O6ret

Before I get out the ole flamethrower - what do you mean? She is a complete RINO.

It might get Romney 5% more of the black vote but that’s about it. A couple percent of the female vote?

Where is my barf bag....


29 posted on 07/12/2012 5:11:51 PM PDT by ciaocotc
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To: izzatzo

I can see the Democrats going after her as a closet lesbian and a war criminal. Don’t think they won’t! I expect nothing less.


30 posted on 07/12/2012 5:11:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: twister881

If this is true Romney must have some internal polls telling him it’s ok to alienate conservatives. He’s going for the rino / indy / lesser-of-two evils voters and they must be overwhelmingly anti-Obama.


31 posted on 07/12/2012 5:12:50 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: montag813

I really dont think this is a trial balloon with all the clues [ann romney sayin “a woman”...idiots applauding rice in utah....romney at naaclp convention yesterday and today the name rice leaks? The bushies were pushin’ hard for one of their ilk...rice/portman/jeb/rubio and now it looks like they gets one of thems. She sais NO already but it looks like they are begging her.


32 posted on 07/12/2012 5:13:12 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
Portman is much better.

Heck, Natalie Portman would be just as solid as Condi.
33 posted on 07/12/2012 5:14:16 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: izzatzo

"CONDI EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER"

I think this is where we came in.....


34 posted on 07/12/2012 5:15:06 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Ayn Rand: "In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win")
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To: izzatzo

We’re done. Stick a fork in us. If this actually comes to fruition, I wonder how Michael Medved, the fraudulant leftist RINO who masquarades on the radio as a “conservative” will swallow this? He despised her because of her stance on Israel when she was Sec. of State.


35 posted on 07/12/2012 5:15:06 PM PDT by MachIV
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Errrr...are we missing something here? I saw a recent interview with Condi Rice and she said absolutely no way she would accept the VP nod.


36 posted on 07/12/2012 5:16:10 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: montag813

I could support Condi.


37 posted on 07/12/2012 5:17:05 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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No sale. She was probably the most incompetent National Security Advisor in U.S. History, and probably the second or third most incompetent Secretary of State (after Halfbright and Hillary)

She was the one who pushed for elections in Gaza, the West Bank, and Pakistan. Brilliant! Just brilliant!

Plus, she voted for Obama.

Rice Congratulates Obama on Victory

Rice meets with Obama, then defends his administration's approach

38 posted on 07/12/2012 5:17:05 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: izzatzo

I will withhold serious comment until this is confirmed or passes.
But on a personal level, I fell in love with Condi long time ago. And yes, I’ve heard all the rumors.
I’d start drinking again if I could share a glass of wine and pick this girl’s brains.


39 posted on 07/12/2012 5:18:01 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: izzatzo
People should read this article from Brett Stephens of the Wall Street Journal entitled: Anyone But Condi. A tempting but unwise choice for Romney's vice president.
40 posted on 07/12/2012 5:18:14 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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Romney is a real “stand up guy.”

He sees which way the political wind is blowing and it says he needs a black as VP so more blacks will vote for him.

This racial crap has to end. Why can’t he choose someone regardless as to sex or race who REALLY will serve well as VP?

Romney is the spineless jellyfish I’ve always thought he was. He chooses someone based on race and not qualifications.

If elected you can bet he will throw us all under the bus just to stay in office.


41 posted on 07/12/2012 5:18:43 PM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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Really bad move.


42 posted on 07/12/2012 5:18:49 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: izzatzo

If he picks Rice he is the fall guy I’ve been thinking he is .


43 posted on 07/12/2012 5:19:09 PM PDT by sushiman
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No Rice-A-Romney!

5 reasons why off the top of my head:

1) Too closely tied to Bush
2) She’s a Rino
3) She’s an academic
4) She’s too weak!
5) She’s not Allen West!


44 posted on 07/12/2012 5:19:15 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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It will probably be worse than that. She’s a vestage of the Bush Administration, and the preception of Bush in his 2nd term is largely why we have the disaster in the WH now. This is such a flaming fiasco I almost wonder if these RINOs aren’t intentionally trying to throw the thing....AGAIN.


45 posted on 07/12/2012 5:19:15 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: Timber Rattler

Totally agree, do not want her as VP.


46 posted on 07/12/2012 5:19:36 PM PDT by 2rightsleftcoast
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To: P-Marlowe; izzatzo

Condi Rice leans left. If Romney were any more left, he would topple over.

Romney Rice is always left overs.


47 posted on 07/12/2012 5:20:02 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: izzatzo

West is the only one I can get enthused about at this point.

If it’s the piano player who supported Obammie the Commie, I’m going third party.

I’ve had it with the GOP pandering to minorities and flipping the bird to conservatives.


48 posted on 07/12/2012 5:20:20 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: Timber Rattler

yep, rice is totally overrated and no wonder she said NO. But, the rino’s are pushing for her and I believe it is a distinct possibility. Romney is an idiot rino and now wants another rino with no ambition to be VP, no qualifications, no fire in belly etc. I am sick.


49 posted on 07/12/2012 5:20:44 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: izzatzo

Doesn’t make any sense to take her instead of Jindal if Romney is going for an ethnic pick. Jindal has great academics, run a state, pro-life, actually run for office, etc.


50 posted on 07/12/2012 5:23:31 PM PDT by Lou Budvis
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