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The Speech That Landed Condi On Romney's List (Storm DC)
Buzz Feed ^ | 7/13/12 | McKay Coppins

Posted on 07/13/2012 10:52:45 AM PDT by Texas Fossil

8:27am EDT

With The Drudge Report driving speculation that Condoleezza Rice is now a leading contender in the Republican veepstakes, campaign surrogates and supporters say Rice electrified Mitt Romney's circle last month with a speech she delivered at the candidate's closed-door June fundraising retreat in Park City.

Rice's forceful and surprisingly partisan 13-minute address — audio of which has been obtained by BuzzFeed — won her two standing ovations from the gathering of big-money donors and GOP elite. It was widely considered the highlight of the weekend, several people present told BuzzFeed.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: condi; list; rice; romney
And then, moments later, she received her second standing ovation by declaring, "It is time for all of us, in any way we can, to mobilize, get our act together, and storm Washington D.C."

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Not really a fan of Condi for VP, certainly not a Romney fan, but it is TIME TO STORM DC! To save the Nation and Freedom.

1 posted on 07/13/2012 10:52:59 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Yeah. She and her boss, with whose administration she is intimately connected, have left a foul aftertaste in the maouths of most Americans which resulted in part, in Obama’s victory.

To select such an individual or EVEN SERIOUSLY CONSIDER HER, is the HEIGHT of political stupidity.

Its ALSO another slap in the face of everey conservative whose vote this guy needs to get elected.

What doesn’t he get about conservative distate for him????


2 posted on 07/13/2012 11:04:22 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Texas Fossil
Maybe it is just my hearing but that sounded like a snoozer to me.

In any case she won't be outperforming the boring one.

3 posted on 07/13/2012 11:05:08 AM PDT by itsahoot (The Political Elites are the modern Royals, and the king shall have his due.)
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To: Texas Fossil

It’s one thing to occasionally “talk the talk”, but when a person has a history of “walking an entirely different walk” one has to suspect the “talk” is insincere.

The fact that Juan Williams thinks that having Condi as Romney’s running mate is peachy-keen tells you ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/07/13/condoleezza-rice-as-romney-running-mate-would-be-2012-game-changer/

Mitt, DO NOT DO THIS to Republicans, the American People or to yourself & your candidacy.


4 posted on 07/13/2012 11:05:42 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Texas Fossil

Didn’t the dems choose a candidate based on a good speech?


5 posted on 07/13/2012 11:09:51 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: House Atreides

“Mitt, DO NOT DO THIS to Republicans, the American People or to yourself & your candidacy.”

Agreed. I do not support Mitt nor Condi. BUT IT IS TIME TO STORM DC! The GOP-e (which she represents) know how we feel and are doing the same old dance.


6 posted on 07/13/2012 11:12:03 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil
Hasn't she made it clear that she does not want to run for elective office?
7 posted on 07/13/2012 11:13:17 AM PDT by Ranald S. MacKenzie (It's the philosophy, stupid.)
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To: itsahoot

I’m not thrilled... but I’d like to watch that VP debate.


8 posted on 07/13/2012 11:13:39 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: ZULU

It may be a fundraising ploy. By suggesting Rice Romney is going where the $$$ is. There’s no way she will be his VP pick.


9 posted on 07/13/2012 11:15:24 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Hatteras
I’m not thrilled... but I’d like to watch that VP debate.

She doesn't debate well. She gets a nervous tremor in her voice that communicates a lack of confidence.

10 posted on 07/13/2012 11:21:06 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: Texas Fossil
I respect Condoleezza Rice for her many accomplishments both in and out of government but I do not share her views on most political issues. I seriously doubt Condi Rice really wants to run for Vice President as she has always eschewed politics and has said that she hates campaigning. Of course, things change and people can and do have a change of heart.

I think that the former Secretary of State is appalled by the wrong policies and resulting problems, domestic and foreign, the Obama administration has generated and she simply wants to make her disapproval known. Besides, as the article states, Romney choosing Rice for V.P. would be problematic because he has stated that his vice presidential pick has to share his pro-life views To flip-flop on that important issue now would do Romneys credibility great harm, kill the already-tepid support of conservatives and give Obama the opportunity to smear Romney as insincere and untrustworthy. Heck, most conservatives say that about him already.

So, no, I don't see Condi Rice running as Mitt Romney's vice president but I do see her in a Romney administration. Perhaps not at Cabinet level this time but she will likely be in an important position because she has the Washington experience and whether we agree with them or not, Rice is on the same page with Romney on many issues.

11 posted on 07/13/2012 11:25:04 AM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Hatteras
I’d like to watch that VP debate.

I'd prefer this one .....



12 posted on 07/13/2012 11:27:20 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Texas Fossil
...gathering of big-money donors and GOP elite...

That's what this election is all about.

Big money donors and elitists.

You think these people listen to the grassroots?

Not on your life.

13 posted on 07/13/2012 11:28:48 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Texas Fossil

This may be the Romney campaign’s way of interrupting the Dem’s narrative that Mitt was just using the NAACP speech as a way to get boo’ed by black people as a Republican racist dog whistle. Romney can offer Condi a job he knows she won’t accept.


14 posted on 07/13/2012 11:29:14 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Texas Fossil

The Full RINO Ticket!

Condi’s nice, but National Review (IIRC) once roasted her for a failed tenure as Sec. State. She sounds and looks good, but is ineffectual. Rats.

There are better choices out there. But Mittster & Co. may be choosing a running mate based on light reflectivity and plumbing. That might garner an extra 1% at the ballot box. Kinda cynical, I understand it, and can’t stand it, all at the same time.


15 posted on 07/13/2012 11:31:17 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Individual Liberty, R.I.P, 6/28/2012)
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To: ZULU

>> have left a foul aftertaste

Hence the chant, “No more Bushies!”

Though I liked the Bush administration, it was far too liberal.


16 posted on 07/13/2012 11:31:45 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Carry_Okie
She gets a nervous tremor in her voice that communicates a lack of confidence.

A lot of blow-hards speak without that tremor and spout the stupidest things with complete self-confidence. I like her voice.

17 posted on 07/13/2012 11:37:05 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Uncle Miltie

” - - - I understand it, and can’t stand it, all at the same time.”

You have just NAILED the best description of this National Election!!!!!!!!!!!!


18 posted on 07/13/2012 11:44:34 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Hatteras
I’m not thrilled... but I’d like to watch that VP debate.

I have my doubts that Biden will be part of that debate. My guess is that sometime after Romney picks a running mate, Biden will be sent off to pasture and Obama will bring in someone to help create some new buzz for his campaign. Possibly a Latino or someone who could help in a battleground state (or both).

19 posted on 07/13/2012 11:44:48 AM PDT by Humbug
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To: Texas Fossil

I seem to remember that Zero was elevated because of a speech too...

How’d that work out?


20 posted on 07/13/2012 11:50:47 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: Texas Fossil

No point in arguing the pros and cons if she’s not going to get the call, as it now appears she will not.


21 posted on 07/13/2012 11:50:47 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: itsahoot

“Maybe it is just my hearing but that sounded like a snoozer to me.”

I couldn’t hear it at all with the volume all the way up.

PS - she’s smart, but for a “Russia expert” she failed to predict Putin, with Israel she sided with the koranustinians, and imho, she’s in the closet.


22 posted on 07/13/2012 11:52:32 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: P-Marlowe

Agreed


23 posted on 07/13/2012 12:02:51 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

I did not hear her speech. I am not a supporter of Condi for VP.

I am simply agreeing with her statement on Storming DC.

It is (Past) TIME to DownSize DC!


24 posted on 07/13/2012 12:07:00 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil
storm D.C.!

Uh, so what? Allen West has given 20 speeches I have actually seen which are more inspiring than that. And when WE actually DID "storm D.C." in 2010, WHERE WAS CONDI? Nowhere. Allen West was there. Steve King was there. Michele Bachmann was there. Condi was saying NOTHING about The Usurper. Only now, when there's a VP slot to fill, does she open her crooked mouth against this worst president ever.

TOO LITTLE TOO LATE! Find a REAL Conservative and let Condi wait for Roger Goodell to retire to find a new job.

25 posted on 07/13/2012 12:12:54 PM PDT by montag813
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To: House Atreides

Mitt, DO NOT DO THIS to Republicans, the American People or to yourself & your candidacy.

&&&
I second that!


26 posted on 07/13/2012 12:18:18 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Hatteras

Why the hell would anyone want to watch a debate between two chumps dumb enough to have voted for the Punk?


27 posted on 07/13/2012 12:22:27 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("Bedroom eyes and boardroom faces, Oh where will it lead?" from "Red Toupee by Al Stewart)
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To: Yehuda

I’m not saying anything, but has she ever had a boyfriend? If not, the Democrats would sweep her out of the closet faster than an eagle could swoop up a field mouse. On the other issues, you are right. She takes evil people at face value, believes everything is negotiable, and has almost always come down on the wrong side. PLUS, people don’t want anyone connected with Bush back! Bob


28 posted on 07/13/2012 12:27:01 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("Bedroom eyes and boardroom faces, Oh where will it lead?" from "Red Toupee by Al Stewart)
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To: Humbug

“I have my doubts that Biden will be part of that debate. My guess is that sometime after Romney picks a running mate, Biden will be sent off to pasture and Obama will bring in someone to help create some new buzz for his campaign. Possibly a Latino or someone who could help in a battleground state (or both).”

His planned successor. Doesn’t want to leave his party like GW Bush did, with no successor.


29 posted on 07/13/2012 12:32:39 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Yehuda

They think we are stupid. She throws out this crump to conservative while being ms “globalism”— open borders— tolerent of baby killing.She is the worst..


30 posted on 07/13/2012 12:33:12 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: Texas Fossil

I hope willard does pick Condi. Because I could then vote for a 3rd party candidate with a clear conscience.


31 posted on 07/13/2012 12:45:49 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat ( We're all Texians now.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

True, Mitt needs an attack dog like Newt for VP. Mitt can’t do it, and a milquetoast pick will only weaken Mitt further.

Before team Obama has had their morning coffee, Newt will already have come out and ruined their day.

If Newt was picked, no way would Obama allow Biden to have a VP debate.


32 posted on 07/13/2012 12:47:36 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Don't ever think that the reason I am peaceful is because I forgot how to be violent)
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To: Texas Fossil

If Romney, even for a second, seriously considered Rice as his VP, he is even more stupid than I already thought he was.


33 posted on 07/13/2012 12:49:06 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Texas Fossil

Whoever Mitt chooses, I’m sure he’ll blow it. I’m expecting something equivalent to Bush’s selection of Harriet Meyers.


34 posted on 07/13/2012 12:52:08 PM PDT by TexasKamaAina
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To: Texas Fossil
If Miff wins, I would support Condi being appointed ambassador to some 5th world nation, but not VP. I am sick of anything to do with George W. Bush. He is part of the reason that we are in this big mess $$$ wise and we got Obama for it. I supported his actions on the war on terror, but I lost a lot of faith in him and his cronies as the days went on.
35 posted on 07/13/2012 1:02:03 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (You can almost hear the footsteps of Jesus. He is right at the door!)
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To: Texas Fossil
If Condi Rice becomes the VP nominee we will see a repeat of
McCain-Palin in the sense that PALIN was the TRUE spark and POWER of the ticket
and made McCain look like he was operating in the "slow lane" for the lame.
36 posted on 07/13/2012 2:18:36 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Sea Parrot; Servant of the Cross

Newt is certainly Joe’s worst nightmare,(and I love that picture ;) but Allen West would do very nicely as well :)

May God guide us outta this mess.
Tatt


37 posted on 07/13/2012 3:17:40 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: montag813

“Allen West”

Yes, I would vote for him for any office he choses to run for. For President I would prefer him to Romney, along with several others.

He is not an “experienced” POL, to me that is a Plus Plus.

You will not find a single line in this post where I have supported Condi as VP. Not one.

BUT, the statement she made is noteworthy coming from an establishment GOP figure. Even the GOP-e knows it is time to field dress and gut DC.


38 posted on 07/13/2012 4:21:32 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: thesearethetimes...
May God guide us outta this mess.

Yes, indeed. May God once again guide this nation. The only path out of this mess.

39 posted on 07/13/2012 4:23:50 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

Poke around and find Condi’s response to “gun control” and then tell me you don’t want her as VP, or better yet, P.


40 posted on 07/14/2012 3:37:51 AM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Poke around and find Condi’s response to “gun control” and then tell me you don’t want her as VP, or better yet, P.


41 posted on 07/14/2012 3:38:00 AM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: Mogger

Thanks for the suggestion.

Read a review (in HuffPo—GAG) about her book “Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family”.

Interesting. And I understand the roots of her 2nd Amendment feelings.

Many of my ancestors were from AL. They were “displaced” during Reconstruction for resisting the abuses of that time. They went GTT to escape a corrupt abusive Occupying Federal Government. Subject is not discussed here, there were no books written but the oral traditions are still on occasions mentioned. Some things you simply do not put in print.


42 posted on 07/14/2012 5:42:15 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Mogger

By the way, still do not think she will want to be the VP nominee. Think she would be better placed in the administration in another role. No reflection on her abilities.


43 posted on 07/14/2012 5:46:20 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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