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Stephens: Anyone But Condi
Wall Street Journal ^ | April 30, 2012, 7:24 p.m. ET | BRET STEPHENS

Posted on 05/02/2012 6:34:48 AM PDT by IbJensen

Edited on 05/02/2012 6:38:44 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Did you loathe and detest the Bush administration? If so, you'd probably say its ideas were horrible and their execution worse. Did you not loathe and detest the Bush administration? In that case, you might say its ideas were pretty good—only the execution often left something to be desired.


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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: condi; condirice; pickanother; poorchoiceforvup; rice; sos
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Condi Rice's resume is long on activity, but short on accomplishment. It is hard to point to one thing and say "Wow, that was a great accomplishment!" She flew around the world, talked to foreign leaders and got some agreements signed. You could have replaced her with someone else and gotten pretty much the same results.

Romney needs to distance himself from both Bush and Obama. He can't go around saying "If you hate Obama, then vote for a Bush clone."

1 posted on 05/02/2012 6:34:57 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

I like Condi.

Back to you...


2 posted on 05/02/2012 6:38:49 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Fall Forward")
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To: IbJensen

ABC, ah man, there goes my slogan “Anyone But Commies”


3 posted on 05/02/2012 6:42:26 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: IbJensen

Apart from Kissinger I can’t think of a single recent SoS who’s been spoken of in glowing terms.I happen to have a lot of respect for Condi...I think she’s smart,dignified,capable.I think.for example,that she’s *far* better qualified to be POTUS than is our Community Organizer-In-Chief.I,personally,think she’d be a huge plus for the ticket...either in the top spot or the second spot.


4 posted on 05/02/2012 6:43:31 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: IbJensen
Did you loathe and detest the Bush administration?

Well, not at first, but I eventually got there.
5 posted on 05/02/2012 6:45:17 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: IbJensen

No, and screw this author and his revisionist dreams.


6 posted on 05/02/2012 6:46:59 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: IbJensen

Condi “do you know who I am” Rice?

Wouldn’t be related to John “do you know who I am” Kerry?


7 posted on 05/02/2012 6:49:25 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: IbJensen

A mark of character is to admit one’s mistakes. This is a refreshing difference from the ‘politics as usual’ lie, spin, twist, obfuscate, strategy employed by most professional politicians.

Usually those who admit their mistakes learn from them. Those who cover up their mistakes become less proficient at everything except covering up.

Bush and Condi are both professing Christians who have taken unpopular stands for their beliefs. And both love America.

I would vote for Condi for President OVER any of the current frontrunners.


8 posted on 05/02/2012 6:55:28 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: IbJensen

I think Condi was a better National Security Advisor than a SecState.

She was a better SecState than Colin Powell, though.


9 posted on 05/02/2012 6:55:58 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’ll give you that one!

Colon Powell was an utter jackass and I got that from people who were forced to work with this inflated ego in the Pentagon.

America has been cursed with lousy SOSs. The current one, who no doubt picked Janet Reno (Lusty lesbian) when she was ‘running’ the White Hut, is a disgrace.


11 posted on 05/02/2012 7:00:30 AM PDT by IbJensen ( I'm supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his money than what 0 does with mine)
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To: ecomcon

Why in the hell do so many FReepers continue to toss accolades her way and to suggest that she should run for president...or vice president?

The idea is patently absurd.


12 posted on 05/02/2012 7:02:29 AM PDT by IbJensen ( I'm supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his money than what 0 does with mine)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

It’s nice that you ‘like’ her. I don’t even care in what way you like her; however, to put this woman in the White Hut....in any capacity is simply wrong-headed thinking.


13 posted on 05/02/2012 7:04:19 AM PDT by IbJensen ( I'm supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his money than what 0 does with mine)
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To: IbJensen

She’s pro-abort. That does it for me.


14 posted on 05/02/2012 7:04:23 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: IbJensen

Screw Romney. He agrees with most of what GWB did.

Condi seems like a nice person but reminding voters of GWB is a great way of joining the Obama 2012 campaign.


15 posted on 05/02/2012 7:05:28 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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I can see where the moderator edited this article, which I did as well keeping it well under 300 words, but I wonder why he decimated the posting into one sentence?


16 posted on 05/02/2012 7:07:10 AM PDT by IbJensen ( I'm supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his money than what 0 does with mine)
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To: IbJensen

I had high hopes for Condi.
She was big disappointment & turned out to be more of a Rino than I realized.


17 posted on 05/02/2012 7:08:19 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: andyk; IbJensen
......loathe and detest the Bush administration?

If GW could talk, he might now be on Mt. Rushmore. However, as he aged in office, the genetically determined wimp factor took firmer hold, as he bumbled and cartered his way out of office.

The Bush Legacy: Why Obama, of course!

18 posted on 05/02/2012 7:10:28 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Dr. Rice is a RINO and an ovowed Arabist. She is a disaster.


19 posted on 05/02/2012 7:14:53 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: IbJensen

I was just prodding you, with a bit of dissent. :D

While Dr. Rice is pleasant and not unattractive, my support for her has nothing to do with infatuation.

She was instrumental in American policy vis-a-vis the Soviet Union, and played a role in resolving the cold war.

Rice is perhaps, one of the most brilliant people to have been in American government recently.

I disagree with, but understand her not opposing Obama. Frankly looking at America’s history someone like Obama was inevitable.

What’s important now that we’ve gotten that historical inevitability out of the way - is defeating him before he destroys our nation.

And sure, I still like Condi.


20 posted on 05/02/2012 7:17:17 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Fall Forward")
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