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Romney rejected Condi as VP over abortion, marriage: report
lifesitenews.com ^ | August 31, 2012 | Ben Johnson

Posted on 09/02/2012 6:24:59 PM PDT by John W

TAMPA, August 31, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mitt Romney vetted former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice as his vice presidential running mate, but turned her down because her pro-choice, pro-homosexual views would split the party, according to media reports.

“Condi was fully vetted to become Mitt Romney’s running mate,” an unnamed campaign source told RadarOnline.com. Romney thought Rice would add foreign policy expertise “and he knew she would help with the all important female vote and African American support.”

The problem? Condoleeza Rice describes herself as “mildly pro-choice,” favors some kind of legal recognition for homosexual unions, held a prominent post in the unpopular George W. Bush administration, backs Affirmative Action, and may have voted for Barack Obama in 2008.

“Mitt’s advisers talked him out of it, because Condi is pro-choice and she isn’t willing to change her position on the controversial issue,” the source said.

These advisers reportedly told the former Massachusetts governor “ultra conservative support” would “immediately be lost” if he chose Rice.

That proved to be good advice. After rumors surfaced that Rice had been vetted for veep, values voters sparked a rebellion.

Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List called Rice “an unqualified candidate,” and Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council described her candidacy as “a non-starter.” Conservative activist Richard Viguerie encouraged his readers to call the Romney campaign to talk them out of offering Rice the number two spot.

Instead, Romney chose Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, a selection that left many pro-life leaders thrilled.

Rice still graced the platform at the Republican National Convention the same night as John McCain, the 2008 nominee who attempted to dilute the GOP’s pro-life plank four years ago.

The former Bush-41 adviser may still harbor political ambitions. According to the source, she is thinking seriously about running for governor of California, where Republicans often hold pro-abortion and pro-homosexual views.


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1 posted on 09/02/2012 6:25:07 PM PDT by John W
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To: John W

How about her vote for Obama last time around?


2 posted on 09/02/2012 6:25:48 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: John W

That and that she voted for Obama in 08


3 posted on 09/02/2012 6:26:01 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: John W

Totally. Two pro-choice, pro-gay candidates on the ticket would have destroyed it.


4 posted on 09/02/2012 6:26:46 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Science puts you on the moon, atheism puts you in the gulag)
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To: driftdiver; al baby

That’s in the article as well.


5 posted on 09/02/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: driftdiver

.....and her friendship with Vallerie Jarrett?


6 posted on 09/02/2012 6:28:20 PM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: John W

I don’t get the adulation for Rice. She is a RINO idiot, who compared her experiences in Jim Crow with the KKK to the Palestinians under Israelis. Disgusting.


7 posted on 09/02/2012 6:29:06 PM PDT by montag813
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To: John W

Condi stated previously in an interview that she didn’t want to be the VP candidate. Just as well...Ryan is so much better of a selection. Thanks Mitt.


8 posted on 09/02/2012 6:29:17 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: John W

That would have required me to read the article.


9 posted on 09/02/2012 6:29:17 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: John W

Condi is very smart but too liberal for me. However, I would have voted for Romney had she been his choice because I will vote for ABO.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 6:30:21 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Truth


11 posted on 09/02/2012 6:30:33 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: John W

Romney was pro-abortion and pro-gay just a few years ago, wasn’t he?


12 posted on 09/02/2012 6:30:42 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: John W

But how could he do that? I’m told over and over again on this website that Romney and Obama are exactly the same on the life issue. I’m sure for Obama, having a pro-death Vice President is an requirement.


13 posted on 09/02/2012 6:34:03 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: al baby

I’m no Condi enthusiast but did she actually endorse or say she did vote for Maobama?


14 posted on 09/02/2012 6:34:54 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: John W

I do not beleive this for one minute because Romney is pro-abortion and pro-homosexual.
Oh, wait maybe he was trying to fool conservatives into thinking he was.


15 posted on 09/02/2012 6:35:54 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: driftdiver

“... and may have voted for Barack Obama in 2008.”

She made a positive statement about Obama’s election, first black POTUS, blah blah blah. So did dozens of other folks. Some have chosen to translate that comment into “Rice voted for Obama.” No one knows who she voted for, and odds are no more than 50-50, if that, that she actually voted for Obama.


16 posted on 09/02/2012 6:37:06 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: John W

Unlike what the Romney campaign seemed to think (if this article can be trusted) Secretary Rice would NOT have helped with the African-American vote. Blacks will vote 10 to 1 for President Obama, regardless of who the GOP puts on the ticket.


17 posted on 09/02/2012 6:37:42 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: EDINVA

Oh get off the apology tour.


18 posted on 09/02/2012 6:39:30 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: GeronL

he still is ~


19 posted on 09/02/2012 6:44:41 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: John W

Mitt’s advisers have more sense than a bunch of “conservative” freepers who gush over RINO Condi and pretend she did a good job at the State Dept.


20 posted on 09/02/2012 6:46:14 PM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy

I heard her on Hannity’s radio show and she said she was very happy being a professor at Stanford University. She may have been vetted for VP, but, I’m not positive. I’m glad she didn’t get the nod because a Sarah Palin she isn’t.


21 posted on 09/02/2012 6:54:17 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: EDINVA

I for one have considered the election of Obama as historic, because of being the first non-white president. I did not vote for him or support him, but recognize the historic significance of his election just the same.

I hope Dr. Rice is in the same category, having recognized the historic nature of his election, but not having voted for him.


22 posted on 09/02/2012 6:54:29 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: John W

She supports affirmative action? Affirmative action by it’s very nature is racist.


23 posted on 09/02/2012 6:58:17 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Mitt seems to be trying to say he’ll be pro-life’s huckleberry this time around.

Those who know Mitt’s waffling history have cause to be leery about such promises, but that does not absolutely mean Mitt won’t follow through with them. It suggests that Mitt is malleable, which is something that the Marxist can’t be accused of. Most of America doesn’t want abortion policy to be as liberal as it is today. Even Mitt hears that.


24 posted on 09/02/2012 7:00:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: driftdiver

How about your defending your comment and showing how you KNOW that Condi voted for Obama? Or does it just make you feel better to THINK she did and keep saying it as if you know she did?


25 posted on 09/02/2012 7:10:16 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: John W

How about she’s a lesbian?


26 posted on 09/02/2012 7:12:53 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: montag813

And she lied about not being able to go to movies when she was growing up. I was born and raised in the South and blacks sat up in the balcony. I thought they had it better than I did because I wanted to throw popcorn on top of people’s heads.


27 posted on 09/02/2012 7:14:08 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: John W
“Mitt’s advisers talked him out of it, because Condi is pro-choice and she isn’t willing to change her position on the controversial issue,” the source said.

Frankly, I'd have less respect for her if she did change that to get on the ticket because I wouldn't know what else to believe about what she says (and I definitely wouldn't believe her on that subject, no matter how "nuanced".)

28 posted on 09/02/2012 7:16:52 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: John W
Very interesting. I think Condi's political career at the national level (and by this I mean an elected position) in the GOP would be hampered by two things: (1) her lifelong tenure in government and academia, and (2) her marital status.

For better or worse, these two are obstacles to any serious consideration for a position on a national Republican ticket.

29 posted on 09/02/2012 7:19:01 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: driftdiver
How about her vote for Obama last time around?

Exactly. What is there to vet? How could either party run a VP candidate that voted four years ago to elect the person they are now trying to defeat? The fact that Romney had to be "talked out of it" is particularly troubling but not surprising.

30 posted on 09/02/2012 7:20:13 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: John W

Interesting...


31 posted on 09/02/2012 7:21:54 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: kabumpo

] “Gay Rumours Eclipse Condi’s Glory Moment”, The Sunday Times (London), 2 December 2007. Quoting Anne Roifes, “It is widely believed in gay circles that Condi is a lesbian... that could be one reason she will not run [for Presidential nomination].” Also, “First Clinton, Now Condi... Murdoch Papers Go Lesbian Mad”, The First Post, 3 December 2007, mentioning reports that Rice as Provost at Stanford “was completely out as a lesbian and it was not a scandal, just a reality” and her purchase, with Randy Bean (an unmarried woman), of a house together. Ms. Bean stated that the property was an investment, not a cohabitation.


32 posted on 09/02/2012 7:22:03 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: montag813

I’ve been underwhelmed with all of the Bush (1&2) protoges.

Underperforming and at the end of the day not even very loyal to il padrone.


33 posted on 09/02/2012 7:25:14 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: EDINVA

Give it up. Her blatant comments were clear. She voted for Obama because she’s a racist.

She’s also a RINO and was a pathetic Sec of State.


34 posted on 09/02/2012 7:30:19 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Psalm 144
I’ve been underwhelmed with all of the Bush (1&2) proteges

Condi, David Souter, John Roberts, Colin Powell. Wazzup wid dat? NYT Envy?

35 posted on 09/02/2012 7:32:57 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: driftdiver

How extraordinary that you are so omniscient.
Have a good day.


36 posted on 09/02/2012 7:34:18 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Unam Sanctam
But how could he do that? I’m told over and over again on this website that Romney and Obama are exactly the same on the life issue. I’m sure for Obama, having a pro-death Vice President is an requirement.

I am guessing you did not read the excerpt. He was ready to go with her; his advisors talked him out of it (per the article).

37 posted on 09/02/2012 7:41:18 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: John W
Old news. Move on. We gotta an Empty Chair to move out of the White House.


38 posted on 09/02/2012 7:41:51 PM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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To: EDINVA

How wonderful that you are so willing to accept a fake conservative.


39 posted on 09/02/2012 7:43:33 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: EDINVA

You are a fool to think she did not vote for Obama Good Night


40 posted on 09/02/2012 8:05:59 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: John W

Voting for Willard ???

“Nana’s conscience talked her out of it, because Willard is pro-choice and he isn’t willing to change his position on the controversial issue,” Nana said.


41 posted on 09/02/2012 8:21:33 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: John W; driftdiver; al baby

There’s no evidence she voted for Obama, just racist supposition from venomous creatures like yourselves. Keep spreading the lie.


42 posted on 09/02/2012 8:28:23 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 63 days away.)
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To: tflabo
Condi stated previously in an interview that she didn’t want to be the VP candidate.

Exactly. She's said she wanted to be neither president or VP and had no interest in running for political office. She said it last week, she said it last spring, she said it years ago when SoS. But that's ok, everyone knows she's been lying all along just like they know how she votes. Idiots.

43 posted on 09/02/2012 8:31:05 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 63 days away.)
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To: John W
” in the unpopular George W. Bush administration, “

Unpopular amongst the media and Occupy types.

44 posted on 09/02/2012 8:31:43 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: newzjunkey
Go back to DU you big jerk
45 posted on 09/02/2012 8:32:11 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Calusa

I knew from the first minute I saw here on television.No big whoop, it was just evident. One knows the type. Not a good idea to run for public office.


46 posted on 09/02/2012 8:33:39 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo
how about she has a hunk of a boy friend and has for quiet some time..

saw pictures of him when she worked with GWB...

I don't feel she really wants back in the rat race of politics..
she did a great interview with Greta after her speech and she fully came out and said Obama is not good for this country. and she supports Romney and Ryan 100% she had a real positive attitude..a wonderful, classy very smart woman of color..

47 posted on 09/02/2012 8:37:50 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: hawaiianninja

bttt


48 posted on 09/02/2012 9:11:05 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: montag813

Agreed.


49 posted on 09/02/2012 9:39:23 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: BillyBoy

I think that comes fromt the feminist wing who gush over any female in a leadership role.


50 posted on 09/02/2012 9:41:12 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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