Romney Rice 2012. Condi - ideal running mate for Mitt Romney

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcW-Fsoc96A]Romney Rice 2012. Condi - "ideal running mate for Mitt Romney" - YouTube[/ame]

    June 26, 2012. Condoleezza Rice is interviewed for CBS's "This Morning" by Erica Hill and Charlie Rose days after giving a well-received speech at Mitt Romney's weekend donors' meeting in Utah.

    The CBS video is embedded in a background suggesting a possible "Romney - Rice 2012" Republican ticket for the United States Presidential elections and in support of that idea, the results of April 2012 polls indicating the percentage of U.S. voters with a favorable opinion of

    Condoleezza Rice - 66%
    Barack Obama - 54%
    Mitt Romney - 40%

    This is a link to the CBS report of the interview

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    Remember folks, the VP pick is a tactical move to the center to attract independents to the ticket. So you need someone who appeals to all voters, all Americans in this case, not just the party base (although Condi is popular with the republican base and she was the most popular pick for VP with Republicans in a recent poll, and fired up Romney donors last weekend.)

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    It remains the case that in the general election, the base has nowhere else to go but to back their party ticket. Independents have a choice and can switch either way. That's why they are called "independents". Condi has long been the most popular Republican with independents and all Americans, though a few Republicans might be more popular than Condi with the party base, that is of no use for the VP pick.

    So it is poor party tactics to think the VP pick ought to be someone "to energise the base" (and risk alienating independents) like the Sarah Palin VP 2008 pick did, which was how McCain blew his 2008 run for president.
     
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    I totally agree. She's a foreign policy heavyweight who will add nothing but positives. She'll vastly overshadow Romney. Think Dukakis/Bentsen.
     
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    That's a piss poor example. Nobody even remembers Bentsen.
     
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    Republicans should be careful what they ask for. The 3 R's; Rice, Rubio and Ryan are all glorified demagogues. If we want someone with a backbone and fire in their belly think Paul or Christie. I'd probably be willing to compromise on Pawlenty. But that's just b/c I'm not fully convinced he's like the 3 R's yet.
     
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    She'd be a great choice, but I don't think she'd do it.
     
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    I'm waiting for Truthmatters to chime in on why the possibility of Condi Rice for VP would clearly be racist.:badgrin:
     
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    Define great. I think she'd give Romney the best chance at victory. So if you mean that's great then sure. Domestically, I'd rather see someone like Christie or Paul; people who are unafraid of bashing the corrupt powers.
     
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    Congolezbo is a moron and a loony and and is too closely associated with the bizarrely awful presidency of Bush.
     
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    I fully support Condi Rice for Romney's VP.
     
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    Whatever that means.
     

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