Dick Morris: Rice versus Hillary

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    I happened to tune into old Hannity and Colmes last night for a couple minutes, and Dick Morris was on talking about a book he had written. The book was basically all about drafting Condoleezza Rice, in a grass-roots style movement to face Hillary in 2008 for the U.S. Presidential election.

    Have any of you folks reviewed the book?

    Morris has sure made a 180 since being William Clinton's main man years ago in that administration.

    Alan Colmes really grilled Morris pretty hard, but Morris had really done his homework on Condoleezza Rice, and quoted one statistic after another on her merits and qualifications. Colmes was systematically quieted and couldn't rebuttal.

    One important thing that Morris mentioned about Condoleezza Rice's candidacy in 2008 was that he had personally talked to several Black Democratic politicians that felt that she would draw a sizeable black American vote, even though she was a conservative. The consensus from these Democrat Black politicians was that her stand against affirmative action, and how she basically pulled herself up in life without government help actually would gain her a lot of black votes. Apparently government help for the Black American isn't considered a badge of pride, but is disdained by many. He also mentioned that Condoleezza Rice was pro-gun ownership too. That stance had been solidified in her when she was very young as her family and many other black Americans were harrassed and threatened by the KKK, and local Southern White Law authorities ignored her father's and other black familie's pleas for protection. Her father went out and purchased a gun as well as other black families to protect themselves as a result. So Condoleezza Rice isn't anti-firearm, as a result of personal experience.

    Morris went on to say that Hillary's Senatorial record was average to poor(miserable), and that all of her backed and authored legislations were mediocre or high spending, and that her voting record was ranked even more liberal than Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts! Again, liberal talk-show host Alan Colmes didn't refute Morris's stats/claims.

    He said that Rice could beat Hillary in 2008, and that he predicted that a draft-Condoleezza Rice grass-roots movement would ensue.
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    What say yee..............folks?
     
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    No choice but a woman to be president? That would be a sign of the times, for sure. I have a hard time believing that one side doesn't run a guy just so that they can get all the insecure about having a woman president votes... a prisoner's dilema of sorts.
     
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    It is my personal opinion that the Republican Party is setting up Rice to run as VP, not as President herself. Look at the positions she has held in the Administration, they appear to be giving her experience that can be used to run as VP who would be the US Rep at funerals etc.
     
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    I'd like to see her run if only to let black people see what the media would do to her and in so doing expose their own latent racism.

    I'd like to see her run against Hillary just to see her make a fool of Hillary when they debated.

    If she were the Republican nominee I would probably vote for her.


    Having said all that I don't know what kind of candidate she would make, I've no idea what type of President she would be, and I'd rather see the GOP nominate someone who is just as conservative but who has also demonstrated that they can win elected office and would therefore have a record from that office that I could examine.
     
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    Rice would make a wonderful president.
     
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    I hope to high heaven that Rice runs. She would be a kick-ass President.
     
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    She has exceptional credentials. Do you think her being single is a positive or a negative for her in a campaign? No family to object to a run, like Colin Powell's apparently did.
     
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    I'm sure the Dems will make it an issue. The Dems will probably still trot out the "Republicans are all racist" line, even if Condi runs.
     
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    As do I, I saw that interview last night with Morris, and he was spouting off accomplishments galore re Dr Rice, but what was astounding was Hillary's lack of accomplishment.



    http://www.washtimes.com/op-ed/20041120-084025-3316r.htm
     
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    From a purely male point of view, if I have to watch and listen to one of those broads for 4 or 8 years, it's Rice hands down. And it will save me a lot of time because I won't even have to think about politics to decide my vote.
     

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