Skip to comments.Condoleezza Rice: A star is born?
Posted on 08/30/2012 9:58:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Recall there was a mini-boomlet for Rice when Romney was mulling his choices for vice president. At that time, it was gently pointed out that Ms. Rice, a remarkably intelligent and capable woman, had no experience in electoral politics.
After watching her excellent speech last night, I wonder if that isn't about to change.
In a clear highlight of the evening, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gave a moving address to delegates at the Republican convention, broadly criticizing President Barack Obama's record without ever mentioning him by name.
She made the case for the U.S. to continue to be a leader in the world. "Where does America stand?" she asked. "You see, when friends or foes alike don't know the answer to that question unambiguously and clearly, the world is likely to be a more dangerous and chaotic place."
And she sounded a much softer note on immigration than many Republicans support, but issued a strong warning on education. "Our greatest ally in controlling your response to your circumstances has been a quality education. But today, today when I can look at your ZIP Code and I can tell whether you're going to get a good education, can I honestly say it doesn't matter where you came from?" She added: "The crisis in K-12 education is a threat to the very fabric of who we are."
Ms. Rice gravely described the challenges facing the country while at the same time, still sounding optimistic about the nation's future.
"The challenge is real, and the times are hard, but America has met and overcome hard challenges before," she told the delegates.
America, she said, "has a way of making the impossible seem inevitable in retrospect. But ... It took leadership, and it took courage, and it took belief in our values."
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No. She had her chance and is pro choice. However, Ryan’s star is shining brightly.
Pulease. Condi is smart and right but she is not political leadership timber. Good bracing though.
Where is she gonna go? The top 2 spots are taken and she already served in the cabinet. Calif Governor maybe but the state will have to continue downward and even then the people don’t get it.
An inspiring speech that any American should be proud of, by a brilliant and accomplished woman.
I would say the same thing regardless of her race or political affiliation. And I hope she reconsiders her political ambitions at some future time.
I don’t trust her any more. Didn’t she align with zero after he was elected? Partied with the dems etc?
In 2012, hell no. Guess all that "hope and change" she gushed about in 2008 didn't work out. Too bad, you had your chance. Now go away, Condi.
She’s burned us before and she’ll do it again.
She is bright, well spoken and not a flaming liberal.
But she belongs in academia - not in a republican government.
She was a terrible Sec. of State in the Bush Years.
Let it be.
I like her a lot.
She is very controlled in her delivery but I occasionally see flashes of raw emotion there which are, for me, more powerful for being so tightly controlled.
Crissy matthews says it’s racist to mention Condoleeza.
If she was in the military, she'd make a great staff officer, just keep her as far from troops as possible.
Haven't we been through enough of these fake candidates?
Please. If she was a white male named "Dr. Connor Rice" with the same mediocre record as Secretary of State and RINOish beliefs (pro-abortion, pro-illegal alien, pro LOST treaty, praised Obama's election in 2008, etc.), freepers wouldn't give him the time of day and "Dr. Connor Rice" speech would be as well received as Chris Shays or John McCain.
“You see, the essence of America, what really unites us, is not nationality or ethnicity or religion. It is an idea. And what an idea it is. That you can come from humble circumstances and you can do great things, that it does not matter where you came from, it matters where you are going.”
“And on a personal note, a little girl grows up in Jim Crow
Birmingham. The segregated city of the south where her parents cannot take her to a movie theater or to restaurants, but they have convinced that even if she cannot have it hamburger at Woolworths, she can be the president of the United States if she wanted to be, and she becomes the Secretary of State.”
Condi is a brilliant woman, and a true American, and she probably does a good job at Stanford. I’m happy for her, and wish her much success at her job. May she live happily ever after there.
Condi’s speach has been the best one delivered at the convention by far, sadly it was about foreign policy more than anything else, which to the US electorate sadly she might as well have been speaking a foreign language.
She absolutely articulated the importance and unique place America holds in the world and the incredible danger this administration has placed not only the united states but the world in and why by its behavior. It was a FAR FAR more scathing indictment of the current administration than Ryan’s, or anyone elses for that matter, but again since it was foreign policy for the most part, most of the electorate will sadly tune it out.
My opinion as well, and I'm a major Condi fan. She was awfully good as head of the National Security Council, though, IMHO. A bit too cerebral for popular appeal if the topic is electoral politics, but in a position such as U.S. Ambassador to the UN, it would be fascinating to see which side of her would emerge, the internationalist or the exceptionalist. I'd love to see her as Ambassador to Russia, too. It's her specialty, she's fluent in the language, and she just might kick Pooty's butt for him.
“Didnt she align with zero after he was elected?”
Even worse; I believe all indications were that she actually voted for Hussein. I don’t trust her, either. (Her speech was good, though.)
Yeah, we know what team she plays on.
My thoughts exactly. I’ll side with Rumsfeld on this one. And big deal on the no teleprompter. Sarah did it, too; and on her first big speech—not her 100th.
I suppose you are correct that she is not a flaming liberal, simply another of the “modern” GOP average liberals, in favor of abortion, illegals, and giving Muslims special rights.
Be very careful. Didn’t she and Colin Powell both vote for Obama last time?
Regardless of what you think of her politics, Rice has always been a star. That’s how talented and intelligent she is.
No, no and NO. Condi gave a wonderful speech last night and it deserves the praise it’s receiving. That does not mean she is a politician. My sense is she’s realized just where “Hope and Change” has taken us, that she’s profoundly worried about it and feels strongly enough to SPEAK up about it in a strong and public way.
I would not be inclined to vote for her. Not ALL of our public figures are suited to politics.
If she was a white male named “Dr. Connor Rice” with the same mediocre record as Secretary of State and RINOish beliefs (pro-abortion, pro-illegal alien, pro LOST treaty, praised Obama’s election in 2008, etc.), freepers wouldn’t give him the time of day and “Dr. Connor Rice” speech would be as well received as Chris Shays or John McCain.
...or Chris Christie? ...or Mitt Romney?
i agree with you. and i like Condi and Mitt. they are nice people, with a great story. ...but to be honest, none of them are going to do anything, about conservative issues.
...but i’d vote for any of them, even Condi, to save us from 4 more years of “hope and change”...
RE: Didnt she and Colin Powell both vote for Obama last time?
Can you cite me the reliable source that tells us that she said she voted for Obama?
She has said on numerous occasions she does not want to run for office, is not going to run for office! She is not a "politician."
The only position I've ever heard her campaign for is NFL Commissioner. She is very open about wanting that job.
RE: I believe all indications were that she actually voted for Hussein.
Indications such as what?
Yes she definitely wants to be the NFL commissioner. I wonder why she has not gone for it yet.
Rush, or somebody, said he had read a paper that she had written about the NFL and she would be an excellent commissioner.
For some reason every time CSPAN would show her on tv last nite I got the feeling she was spying on the enemy.
With all due respect to Ms. Rice, I don’t trust anyone who has spent their entire life in academia and government. This country ended up being run by useless bureaucrats by turning to “leaders” like this.
“spent their entire life in academia and government.”
Sounds a lot like someone else I know.....Do I have to say it?
LOL. In that case, it was academia, government and foreign Islamic schools.
There was a lot of buzz about this back in ‘08; I don’t recall all the details. There are tons of references about this online. Just Google CONDOLEEZZA RICE VOTED FOR OBAMA and you’ll get info. Whether true or not, only she and God know for sure.
Guess what, Condi fans? You agree with Chrissy Matthews!
“Condis speech was presidential. Best address of the convention.”
Chris Matthews (@hardball_chris) August 30, 2012
Condi should definitely be the NFL Commissioner.
Condi is pro-Abortion. She supported Obama in 2008 either because she fell for his sweet talk or because he is black.( Not sure which is worse.) And there are all the rumors based on her not being married and living with the same woman, Randy Bean, for years if you know what I mean. I’m not saying that she reads Sappho in the original Greek, but I’m pretty sure she listens to the Indigo Girls.