Let’s face it: when it comes right down to it, nobody really likes leftovers — especially when they’re from the plate of George W. Bush. Which brings us to Condi Rice, rumored to be at the head of Mitt Romney’s list of candidates for Vice-President. Condi’s basic attractions for the Pachyderms in this era of identity politics are twofold: she’s a woman and she’s black. But she’s hardly a kick-’em-in-the-cojones street brawler, and if you play nice with Barack Obama and his Alinskyite thugs from the Windy City, they’ll eat your bones for lunch and butter their biscuits with the marrow. Barry’s strength has usually been in projecting a somewhat civil demeanor while his underlings sally forth to gouge eyeballs and break legs, aided as always by their sanctimonious allies in the national media. But Condi may have learned at last that, as the old saw goes, diplomacy is the art of saying “Nice doggie” until you can find a rock:

[…] campaign surrogates and supporters say Rice electrified Mitt Romney’s circle last month with a speech she delivered at the candidate’s closed-door June fundraising retreat in Park City … Rice’s forceful and surprisingly partisan 13-minute address … won her two standing ovations from the gathering of big-money donors and GOP elite. It was widely considered the highlight of the weekend … The standout performance took several people in Romney’s orbit by surprise. One surrogate said he was surprised by the red meat rhetoric employed by Rice … (The Speech That Landed Condi On Romney’s List)

Still, “red meat rhetoric” or not, it’s gonna take more than one speech to convince me that Rice has what it takes to help chase the Red Bean out of the Oval Office.

See also:

The Gathering Storm within the GOP:  Playing by the present GOP establishmentarians’ rules, almost without exception, for forty years (I am referring to the actual men who constitute today’s establishment, not the broader GOP trends which of course go back much farther), has brought America to the brink of complete national collapse. America is no longer financially tenable; it is teetering on the edge of moral dissolution; it is today only nominally a constitutional republic; and through milquetoastism in the face of a determined leftist assault on America, the GOP has relinquished the societal reins to a man whose mentors, advisers, and cohorts include numerous Marxist and post-Marxist revolutionaries.

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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20 Responses to Condi-Mitt?

  1. Reblogged this on The Busy Post and commented:

    We need a real conservative!

  2. Sherry says:

    OK, I have not read your post yet but you got a “like” out of me for the title…lol!

    • Bob Mack says:

      Thanks, SHERRY. I once took a class in headline writing when I was a journalism major about a hundred years ago. Some of it must’ve stuck.

    • Curtice Mang says:

      Agreed. Kudos Re: title. As far as Condi Rice goes, I’m not as negative about that as many others. Under different circumstances, she’d be fine. The problem is this would give some credence to the Obama campaign’s tired “do we want to go back to the failed policies that got us into this mess” mantra, just because she was part of the Bush administration. I at least want Obama’s speech writers to have to write a new speech sometime.

  3. Ms. Rice is a CFR globalist big government neo-con. If Romney picks her, we will know for sure where he is heading if he wins.

  4. roxannadanna says:

    No. This was all deflection for the week that ended up with Romney being a felon… LMAO. Romney a felon??? Gimme a break! That’s just laughable.

  5. TexasFred says:

    Condi would be as big a drag to Romney as Palin was to McLame… It would take everything the GOP could do to get either elected if Jesus Christ were the VPOTUS candidate, for crying out loud, don’t kill this thing before it gets up and running…

    • Bob Mack says:

      With 50% of the country on the dole, Romney’s best choice for VP would be J. Wellington Wimpy (“I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.”)

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  7. Frankly, I’m not sure how Rice would help or hurt Romney. Maybe she would bring votes from working black women. Maybe.

    Of more significance and of more help to Romney by default is that Oprah Winfrey may not be supporting Obama this time around. From this source:

    (CBS News) Mitt Romney had a high-profile houseguest while at his New Hampshire vacation home this weekend: Oprah Winfrey.

    CBS News has confirmed that Winfrey sat down with Romney and his wife, Ann, Friday at his lakefront home in Wolfeboro, N.H. The interview, first reported by the New York Times, will be published in Winfrey’s magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine.

    Winfrey is one of President Obama’s most high-profile supporters, raising money for his campaign and even hitting the campaign trail for him in 2007.

    “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Charlie Rose asked her earlier this year if she’d be campaigning for the president this time around.

    “No, I’m not going to be out there,” she told Rose in April. …

    Also, note the following:

    Relationship between Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey ‘breaks down’

    • Bob Mack says:

      Oprah’s just upset ’cause Mooch called her a lard-ass.

      • Sherry says:

        Oh, there’s more to it than that! Oprah, after waiting, like, forever!, finally got an invite to the WH and then she was teased by Michelle who talked about the WH chefs making the best pies…well, Oprah thought she’d get to try a piece of pie. Nope. Oprah was treated coldly, and after all she had done for Obama! Jealousy by the Obama’s close advisor (can’t think of her name) made her advise Michelle to keep her distance from Oprah. So I’ve heard…

        • Bob Mack says:

          Oprah’s usefulness to Obama ended when she surrendered her network TV show. Thus, she goes under the bus, joining Grandma, Rev. Wright, et al.

  8. AFVET says:

    IMO, Rice is a bad choice.
    With Romney transpiring to be something of a lap dog, I would like to see someone like Allen West as the man 1 heartbeat away from the presidency.
    Portman,..too docile.
    Pawlenty,…too boring.
    Rice,….brings back the Bush era, not good.
    Ryan,…feisty conservative, not afraid of confrontation, economic intelligence.
    Christy,…never happen, bad choice.

    Whomever Romney selects as VP will be grilled incessantly by the MSM.
    I can’t blame them for not wanting to drag their families into that fishbowl.
    Keep in mind that the fishbowl of Obama is restricted and has been since 2008, 2004, etc.

    Nice guys finish last Romney.
    You are not up against a nice guy.
    He is a thug, and you had better realize soon.

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