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Ann Romney 'pushed Mitt' to consider Condoleezza Rice as Vice-Presidential running mate
UK Daily Mail ^ | August 30, 2012 | Toby Harden

Posted on 08/31/2012 5:36:46 AM PDT by C19fan

Ann Romney strongly advocated that her husband consider Condoleezza Rice as his vice-presidential running mate, according to campaign fundraising sources. 'I know that Ann Romney was intrigued by the idea of having Condi on the ticket,' a top Romney fundraiser with close personal ties to the Romneys told MailOnline. 'At the Utah fundraiser, she gave an unbelievable speech. 'Ann is a sounding board for Mitt. He values her intuition. Their relationship is the real deal. After the fundraiser, Condi was vetted and she filled out all the forms but she was reluctant and I don't think she was ever going to get it.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
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Looks like another 2 for the price of 1 Presidency. If my memory is right, Jimmy Carter was mocked because people perceived his wife wore the pants in the family. Now it is taken for granted and acceptable the spouse has a major say in policy and personnel.
1 posted on 08/31/2012 5:36:49 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Like she had a say in him selecting Condi?


2 posted on 08/31/2012 5:40:37 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: C19fan

Glad he picked Ryan.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 5:43:04 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: C19fan; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; LMAO; ...

HA-HA, didnt Ann say she was worried about rising gas and food prices in her Olivia Walton speech?
I joked that she has no idea how much fuel for that private helocopter costs, her pilot takes care of that.

Condi is a sweetheart but that is a pretty stupid idea.


4 posted on 08/31/2012 5:45:01 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: C19fan

Laura Bush used to recommend people for George too. I would imagine that is normal. The only thing weird is that it always seems to be woman.


5 posted on 08/31/2012 5:50:14 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: napscoordinator

I’ll bet that before their tragic breakup, that Larry Sinclair made some recommendations to 0bama.


6 posted on 08/31/2012 5:51:52 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne - "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: F15Eagle

yep, Ryan was a MUCH better pick than Condi


7 posted on 08/31/2012 5:52:47 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: C19fan

All the ‘promote women’ talk was a bit much at the RNC as if just having the XX chromosome deserves special consideration. Unfortunately the majority of women tend toward nanny state socialism.
Thank God for conservative women but they are few in number.


8 posted on 08/31/2012 5:52:58 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: napscoordinator

——The only thing weird is that it always seems to be woman.——

I would expect that will be the case until we have a married Queer as President


9 posted on 08/31/2012 5:54:32 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: F15Eagle

Me too. Rice is good at PR, but was a miserable failure as secretary of state. She was outside her element - another academician out of touch with the Realpolitik of international relations.

AND she was linked to the flawed Bush II regime.

Jorge El Segundo would have done what Laura told him. Its encouraging Romney let experienced people and his own intuition guide him in selecting Ryan.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 5:56:48 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: C19fan

Condi might have been a great choice if foreign policy was at the top of voters’ concerns. But it’s probably not even in the top ten. They still would have tied GWB around her neck. With her grace and integrity, she may have been able to overcome that.

Ryan was the right man for today.


11 posted on 08/31/2012 5:58:50 AM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: C19fan

this is the second anti-Ann Romney piece you posted this morning within minutes. Whats YOUR issue?


12 posted on 08/31/2012 6:01:52 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: C19fan

Count on a semi-worthless UK newspaper to scoop every reporter in the US...


14 posted on 08/31/2012 6:02:54 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: C19fan

Why on earth do we give a rat’s patoot what this British rag has to say about anything?


15 posted on 08/31/2012 6:04:01 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: F15Eagle

No kidding.


16 posted on 08/31/2012 6:07:11 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: mkjessup; bert

We will all be dead and buried way before they have a gay president....Not a President some think is gay but a 100 percent out gay person. Do not worry about that because that won’t happen for at least 100 years.


17 posted on 08/31/2012 6:07:38 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: bert

I think we are there, and it makes no difference.


18 posted on 08/31/2012 6:08:56 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: napscoordinator
We will all be dead and buried way before they have a gay president....Not a President some think is gay but a 100 percent out gay person.

Yeah...he's a packer.

19 posted on 08/31/2012 6:09:49 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: snarkytart
RE :”Are you sick of posting this same bullshit? This is the same thing you just posted in the other thread made by the OP attacking Ann Romney.

WOW.... LOL...The wording wasnt exactly the same. I still think that Olivia Walton act was pretty silly.

Attacking? Are you on the Romney campaign or something? You are acting like it.
That Condi idea is pretty dumb. Is yout boss Mitt going to go to Ann for advise?

20 posted on 08/31/2012 6:10:19 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: bert

“——The only thing weird is that it always seems to be woman.——

I would expect that will be the case until we have a married Queer as President”

You don’t think that Todd will make any suggestions to President Palin?


21 posted on 08/31/2012 6:15:51 AM PDT by FewsOrange
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To: napscoordinator

Even Abigail Adams wanted Pres. Adams not to forget the women


22 posted on 08/31/2012 6:17:07 AM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: F15Eagle

Ryan has breathed much needed life and energy into the Republican campaign. Far better choice than Rice.

If Romney wanted to play the 2-for-the-price-of-1 card, my nominee for VP was Col. Allen West.


23 posted on 08/31/2012 6:22:28 AM PDT by QuestingElf
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To: napscoordinator
We will all be dead and buried way before they have a gay president....

Sometimes just for fun, I like to see how far can we go to make sure we cover all the bases to finally say we've been fair to everybody. When then will we get our first Lesbian-Latina-Asian-Jewish President?

I'm sure I've forgotten some oppressed class somewhere -- add another!

24 posted on 08/31/2012 6:29:36 AM PDT by QuestingElf
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To: C19fan

Thank you Lord Haw Haw for providing the Democrat Party response to last night.

Don’t you ever get tired of being a mindless propaganda stooge for the 0bama campaign?


25 posted on 08/31/2012 6:57:14 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: sickoflibs

Thank you Lord Haw Haw for proving the Democrat response.

Don’t you ever get tired of being Obama’s unpaid propaganda bitch?


26 posted on 08/31/2012 6:59:04 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: sickoflibs
Don't you ever get tired of hysterical trying to divert attention off your master Obama 4 year record of corruption, incompetence and bankruptcy?

Have you no sense of shame? No decency?

Is there not a point when even even you have to sit back and say to yourself "I cannot do this anymore, Obama is simply too corrupt and incompetent to be defended any longer"

27 posted on 08/31/2012 7:01:47 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: C19fan

Actually we should be reassured that Mitt did not allow himself to be pushed into this.


28 posted on 08/31/2012 7:16:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: FewsOrange

A similar thought occurred the moment after I pushed the post button : )


29 posted on 08/31/2012 7:19:30 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: C19fan

As usual, how do they know this?


30 posted on 08/31/2012 7:25:20 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: C19fan
oh great...another liberal first lady...like Laura Bush

were I president that would not be an issue, my wife who I listen to as well...like most men do

is a hair more conservative than me on behavioral issues

*this where the Ann Romney Planned Parenthood connection comes back folks

don't be fooled...vote for them to get rid of the Anti Christ but don't be stupid and hypnotized by the rhetoric

Obama is basically the Pol Pot of modern American politics...Romney ...screwed up as he and his cronies are on Values America ..will be an improvement....a tire plug basically

now...Ryan...that would be a tire change and he is now in the queue ...which is why he was nominated...bait for us

31 posted on 08/31/2012 7:32:03 AM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: DrewsMum
Abigail was quite the fembot and social lib for her day too.

If the wife is a vocal moderate or liberal and the husband is a Republican you can bet that his views do not stray too far from her’s.

I realize they are trying for the women's vote which ain't gonna happen but I too tire of all the girl power always buttressed by the acknowledgment that mommies are jobs too and God bless em.

I tell ya....the act of validating women in our culture today is like trying to count sand...it never ends.

Why do conservatives have to prove we love women?

we are the ones who open doors for them, protect them, work our asses off so they can raise children and be tyhe moms kids need if we have them...and we usually do.

That is a sign of love..let me tell ya...it's a sacrifice for a dad...trust me.

Not lauding every second how women are so damned capable just like men...that is a canard. They simply are not in many areas...areas which do matter.

It is simply not by coincidence things were like they were for 1000s and 1000s and 1000s of years of civilization.

Technology has blinded us.

Anyhow...our women are infinitely more beautiful...amazing last nite..all the pretty women in attendance

32 posted on 08/31/2012 7:45:24 AM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: C19fan
"Condoleeza Rice"

33 posted on 08/31/2012 7:46:18 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: sickoflibs; C19fan; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ...

So sickoflibs, do you have a problem with ALL women. Or just the strong conservative type. Maybe your more into Hillary or Michelle O or Rachel Maddow.....Do let us know


34 posted on 08/31/2012 8:38:41 AM PDT by mouse1
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To: sickoflibs; C19fan; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ...

So sickoflibs, do you have a problem with ALL women. Or just the strong conservative type. Maybe your more into Hillary or Michelle O or Rachel Maddow.....Do let us know


35 posted on 08/31/2012 8:38:53 AM PDT by mouse1
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To: MNJohnnie; 100American
RE :”Don't you ever get tired of hysterical trying to divert attention off your master Obama 4 year record of corruption, incompetence and bankruptcy?
Have you no sense of shame? No decency?

HA_HA, You Romney-bots sure go into a tizzy over nothing. That is one of the tell-tale signs of a cult. Are you members of the LDS church too? They are really fun to get worked up.

Does your liberal master Romney supply you with a computer for your work too?

36 posted on 08/31/2012 8:45:20 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: mouse1
RE :”So sickoflibs, do you have a problem with ALL women.

Are you talking about Olivia Walton, err Ann?

37 posted on 08/31/2012 8:48:30 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: sickoflibs

You should change your sign on to “BitchofLibs” since the only thing you ever do around here is propagandize for them.


38 posted on 08/31/2012 8:50:28 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie
RE :’You should change your sign on to “BitchofLibs” since the only thing you ever do around here is propagandize for them

You keep it up and you will hurt my feelings HA_HA

39 posted on 08/31/2012 9:00:15 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: mouse1; C19fan; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ..
RE :”Maybe your more into Hillary or Michelle O or Rachel Maddow.....Do let us know..”

All yes, Maddow. she is so smart and always has command of the facts. How can anyone not believe her?

Photobucket

Is that what you were asking for?

40 posted on 08/31/2012 10:04:04 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: sickoflibs

” Condi is a sweetheart but that is a pretty stupid idea.”

Too many years around Bush. Contamination had to settle in.


41 posted on 08/31/2012 11:26:52 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: C19fan

Well he didn’t pick Condi....

I don’t get a Hillary vibe from Romney’s wife. But what do I know.


42 posted on 09/01/2012 4:40:10 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: mouse1; sickoflibs; BillyBoy

I think he digs conservative chicks like Michelle B not you know pro-choice Bush Republicans like Condi.


43 posted on 09/01/2012 4:41:08 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: sickoflibs

I assumed he or she was talking about Rice.


44 posted on 09/01/2012 4:42:31 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: wardaddy

VERY WELL SAID!

I agree wholeheartedly!

However, even though Abigail Adams was liberal for her day, she was more conservative than many conservatives today, no? (I’m not arguing, I’m seeking your thoughts) :)


45 posted on 09/02/2012 7:48:39 AM PDT by DrewsMum
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