Monday, April 07, 2008
Condi as VP? Mixed Messages in the MSM
At this point any name other than 'Mitt Romney' excites me, but how much do we really know about Condoleezza's personal beliefs?
"...Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is actively courting the vice presidential nomination, Republican strategist Dan Senor said.
“Condi Rice has been actively, actually in recent weeks, campaigning for this,” Senor said this morning on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”
According to Senor, Rice has been cozying up to the Republican elite." (source)
Quite frankly, I have always liked Dan Senor and I don't see him talking out of school. The GOP must want Condi's name floated in a serious way to gauge reaction. Of course the story is balanced with McCain stating that he "has not personally heard interest from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that she may have interest in becoming his vice presidential nominee but that he has the "utmost praise" for and that she is a "great American." (source)
Here are some of Rice's positions I could find:
On Gun Control
But for the most part there are very few official statements on record. ...Though I like the fact that is was Jimmy Carter's cataclysmic foreign policy that prompted her to switch party affiliation.
While we're waiting for the Veep 'short list' to be leaked, you can go sign the "No Mitt for VP" petition.