Monday, November 10, 2014

Just Monday Morning Musing --- Condi Rice?

These boots were made for walkin'
Is it my imagination or have we seen more of Condoleezza in the last month then we have seen in the last four years?

The normally taciturn Stanford professor, and former Secretary of State seems to have appeared back on the public political stage with her usual force. First she did the interview caustically accusing the Dims of overplaying the race card during their recent debacle (called a mid-term election) at the polls.

Then she made a couple of public appearances and now in an interview with Fox News she opines quite fervently that: “What we’re seeing is that when the United States steps back and speaks softly, nobody listens,”

\“Americans also don’t like the world that they get when the United States is not deeply engaged and deeply involved,” Rice continued. And she concluded with; “And so I think the American people are ready, I think the world is ready, for stronger American leadership.” (more from Politico article here)

So, going back to my original question- Why is she back? Why now? Just two years till the next presidential election. 

Unlike the rest of the GOP line-up starting to form - I don't think she has her eye on the prize -- the Oval Office.  But I do think that she has tired of sitting out on the left coast behind her professor's desk and after watching Hellary and Kerry-Heinze screw things up - she'd like to get back onto the stage.

She would make a brilliant choice for Veep for any of the Gob'nors seeking the top job -- she knows her way around Washington, she knows the players around the world -- and she (emphasis intended) has an impeccable political and personal reputation.  

Hmm! I don't know about y'all, but I'd be hard pressed to think of another candidate that I would rather have as the chief advisor (and a heartbeat away) from the next President, no matter which flyover state he is currently governing. 

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