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Opening Arguments

Condi stepping in?

As I've said before, I can't see it, but I'd like to see it:

Someone like Condi Rice doesn't go to Grover Norquist's den to talk about the Annapolis Middle East peace process. She's going to secure her future in Republican politics and to position herself as a 'potential' VP candidate on the McCain ticket.

Rice has many of the requirements it is said McCain needs -- younger, more conservative -- but she is too foreign-policy oriented to give the ticket balance on such domestic issues as the economy, which McCain has admitted he doesn't know much about. But that's an electability issue, not a leadership issue. Even in the No. 2 slot of a failed McCain bid, Rice would be in a good position to be the logical challenger to a Clinton or Obama second term.


Thu, 03/27/2008 - 9:21am

Except that she hasn't been very good at her jobs in the Bush administration. They'd put that "bin Laden determined to strike in U.S." clip on a loop followed by Rice saying "nobody could have predicted" the attacks.

Harl Delos
Thu, 03/27/2008 - 10:05am

I still think that Hillary wants McCain to offer her the slot as his running mate. That's why she and Bill have been campaigning for McCain.

She's been a Goldwater Girl all along, and quite hawkish, and with the news coming out about her fundamentalist church, there are going to be some Republicans drawn to her, and the others will hold their nose and say, well, she's only VPOTUS, and Barack is the most liberal member of the Senate.

And if she can bring the old women and the latinos of the Democratic party to vote for McCain, it'd turn 2008 from a rout for the GOP to a victory parade.

Thu, 03/27/2008 - 10:09am

And here's my proposal for a McCain bumper sticker:

RINO and BINO in '08!

Thu, 03/27/2008 - 11:30am

Leo, I continue to be amazed at your fondness for Condi, even given your well-documented lust for Laura Bush. She's been a miserable failure at both her Bush-administration jobs AND she has skinny legs. Maybe you're like Jamie Lee Curtis in "A Fish Called Wanda" -- you just love it when a woman talks dirty in Russian. If so, perhaps procuring a Natasha-for-rent can flush this from your system before you write an embarrassing endorsement.

Kevin Knuth
Thu, 03/27/2008 - 1:29pm

What perplexes me is this: What makes you think she can get elected?

We have NEVER heard HER position on anything- just that of the Bush Administration.

She has never held elected office.

When is the last time someone who NEVER held an elected position started at the Presidential slot?