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Condoleezza Rice is Pursuing the VP Spot

Original post made by mike w b, College Terrace, on Apr 6, 2008




Rice's history in public office would make her a prime candidate, especially in light of Senator John McCain's emphasis on experience throughout his campaign.

"What the McCain campaign has to consider is whether or not they want to pick a total outsider, a fresh face, someone a lot younger than him, a governor who people aren't that familiar with.

The challenge they're realizing is that they'll have to have to spend 30-45 days, which they won't have at that point, educating the American public about who this person is," Senor said. "The other category is someone who people instantly say, the second they see that announcement, I get it, that person could be president tomorrow. Condi Rice is an option."


Go Condi!



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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Whoever the opponent is, an African American woman on the ticket is the only counter that will win the ones voting for the sole reason of an African American or Woman president. This would certainly put even more of a spin on this election, particularly as it is beginning to look like a McCain presidency is only for four years.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 6, 2008 at 5:04 pm

Rice has always denied any interest. Perhaps that was a political and caluclated response, but it may also be sincere. If she can be persuaded, I think it would be a good choice.

Imagine the irony that Stanford, having made her feel unwelcome, convinces Condi that the VP is a viable avenue for her...and she wins! This is too sweet to contmplate! However, I can dream about it.

She would be one tough cookie as VP (and perhaps, after 4-8 years, President). Another irony would be that she would be the first Black and first woman to hold those offices (as a Republican!).


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Posted by OhlonePar
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 6, 2008 at 5:39 pm

Cool--the one VP choice who'd guaranteed a win for the Dems.

Nothing like being associated with a disastrous war *and* she'd dilute the bigot vote.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 6, 2008 at 6:04 pm

"*and* she'd dilute the bigot vote."

OhlonePar, I assume you are referring to the black vote, which, at this point, is overwhelmingly in favor of Barack, whose long-time pastor is a bigot. Barack is also associated with Louis Faraquan's MMM. Faraquan is a complete bigot. Many liberals are associated with Barack...does this mean they are bigots? Just curious.

As an aside, Barack will not pull out of Iraq any time soon. Neither will Hillary. They are just telling you this, in order to get your vote. A sucker is born every minute.

Rice would be a good choice, IMO, becasue she is serious and talented. She is not interested in a popularity contest. She plays a mean piano, too.


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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 6, 2008 at 6:32 pm

Rice on the ticket will guarantee the continuation of incompetence. Huckabee is a better choice. He clearly states his beliefs and provides a clean choice for the voters.




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Posted by Coulter Loves Limbaugh
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2008 at 7:06 pm

Blacks are bigots, Gary???
I think everyone knows whose vote Ohlone Par was referring to.
Rice will not run--she is a pariah in the party due to her incompetence and kowtowing to Bush. her political career is over.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 6, 2008 at 7:14 pm

"Blacks are bigots, Gary???"

They are breaking in huge numbers for Barack, correct? If John McCain had David Duke as his personal pastor, and whites were breaking big for him, I am sure you would be howling like a wolf about his bigotry.

Barack has not denounced his bigots. He should. Instead, he threw his grandma under the bus.


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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 6, 2008 at 10:28 pm

Let's not pretend we don't understand the Republican's "Southern Strategy." Willie Horton, we aren't that naive.




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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 7, 2008 at 5:40 am

Dr. Rice got Sand Hill Road completed to El Camino against the obstructionism of Palo Alto and Menlo Park, so middle East peace once she has her own policy rather than the Bush mush policy will be a snap. Remember, she is executing the Bush policy, not the Rice policy.


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Posted by Coulter Loves Limbaugh
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 7, 2008 at 6:37 am

Interesting reasoning Gary--McCain, of course, has issues with some ministers as well. I guess that makes you a bigot for supporting him. I am sure , in fact, that every candidate has someone that could be classified as a "bigot" supporting them--so everyone who votes for any candidate is a bigot.


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Posted by the real perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 7, 2008 at 7:01 am

Well said Gary, in spite of folks trying to mush up the line between "a pastor for 20 years" to someone running for office and "a supporter of" someone running for office.

Just having David Duke endorse a candidate, without that candidate ever having seen or listened to Duke, would have been a death knell to a candidate.

Evidently sitting in the pews for 20 years, raising your children in this hatred, and supporting the "church" with how many hundreds of thousands of dollars, well I guess that is the same thing as a simple and damning endorsement. I guess is a member of Hammas runs for office here, we better just ignore the ideology he is steeped in.

The only bigots left in this race are the ones who think there is nothing wrong with what Wright preached and nothing wrong with Obama for buying into it.


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Posted by Coulter Loves Limbaugh
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 7, 2008 at 7:24 am

So anyone who supports Obama is a bigot? Nice way to paint everyone with the same brush

Having John Hagee endorse a candidate like McCain is okay? What is the difference between David Duke and John Hagee?


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 7, 2008 at 7:46 am

Anyone who endorses anyone now is silly. Come election day we each have to hold our noses and opt for the one we feel is less likely to be a disaster.


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Posted by Not with McCain
a resident of another community
on Apr 7, 2008 at 7:59 am

Well, maybe, more likely she'll be the next President of Stanford University.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 7, 2008 at 8:44 am

Looking at the above posts makes me realise that there is no one in Government, state or federal, who I could consider myself a supporter of. Don't judge any politician by their supporters, just who they themselves support (or appear to).


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Posted by june
a resident of Professorville
on Apr 7, 2008 at 10:51 am


NYT--Today Web Link

As a Congressional staffer put it, "Here's something to consider: Although Hillary will be out in May, she may determine the outcome in November. McCain's secret weapon — among Clinton supporters — may be Hillary's 3 a.m. national security ad."

And an experienced Democratic operative e-mailed: "Finally, I think [McCain's] going to win.

Obama isn't growing in stature.

Once I thought he could be Jimmy Carter, but now he reminds me more of Michael Dukakis with the flag lapel thing and defending Wright.

Plus he doesn't have a clue how to talk to the middle class. He's in the Stevenson reform mold out of Illinois, with a dash of Harvard disease thrown in."

In a close race, that "dash of Harvard disease" could be the difference.






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Posted by GoCondiGo
a resident of Monroe Park
on Apr 7, 2008 at 10:31 pm

Let's make sure Condi gets the position she truly deserves and is most qualified for:
Head book re-shelver at the Hoover Institute's Library!


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 8, 2008 at 4:23 am

Take a left turn off El Camino into Sand Hill Road.


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Posted by Danny
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 8, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Condi may want to be VP, but there's no way in heck McCain would pick her. I do think Colin Powell would be a smart choice for him though. But I'll be shocked and disappointed if a Democrat isn't elected in November.


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Posted by Danny
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 8, 2008 at 12:13 pm

UPDATE: This was posted on CNN today. Web Link


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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 9, 2008 at 8:23 am

If McCain choses Powell, we will have an all democrat choice.


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 9, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Dr Rice has said she doesn't want the job, but she also told us Iraq was chock full of WMDs waiting to turn into mushroom clouds.


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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 9, 2008 at 3:19 pm

Dr. Rice made the mistake of believing all the democrat holdovers that Bush made the mistake of not firing.


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Posted by Coulter loves limbaugh
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 9, 2008 at 3:26 pm

I see so Condi has no responsibility for the Iraq fiasco--it was all someone else's fault.
I would have thought that with such a high level position would come some kind of accountability also.
Wasn't it Truman that said the "buck stops here" --oh wait. Never mind, He was a democrat.


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 9, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Dr Rice made a mistake? Has Dr Rice really flip-flopped on the war and started blaming everybody else for her humongus goofups, or is it our homefront warriors that are breaking and running for cover under fire? I think Dr Rice has more class than that.

Stick to your guns, Walter. They'll find some of those nucular firecrackers over there anytime now.


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Posted by Don't trust her
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 9, 2008 at 10:40 pm

She was Bush's bidder and mouth piece for too long. Long enough for me to know that I cannot trust what she says. In the very beginning I think,... that maybe,...just maybe, she believed what she was saying, but soon after one could tell that her beliefs were not what she was expressing. And if in fact she truly did believe that which she was saying then, sadly, she has no conviction and I don't want her.

It will take more that her being a woman and even a black woman for me to vote for her....(as it should).


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 10, 2008 at 5:03 am

Homefront warrior? I gave at the office, bucko.


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Posted by Jane
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 10, 2008 at 7:25 am

Condi Rice has been the worst, most incompetent and most laughable national security adviser AND secretary of state in US history. Generally, after the catastrophe of last 8 years, the GOP should be prevented from being in power for say, at least a 100 years, but I encourage them to nominate Condi as their VP candidate-it would guarantee a Democratic landslide.


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Posted by Sarlat
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 10, 2008 at 7:32 am

Beside being astonishingly unqualified to be VP or for any of the position she has held since 2001, Rice is rumored to be on the list of Bushkies about to be indicted in Europe for war crimes-John Yoo, Rumsfelf, David Addington, Scooter, etc, and hopefully, once they are out of power, Bush and Cheney.


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