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.
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.