January 14, 2006

Run, Condi, Run

Over at Althouse's digs, commenter Earnest writes, regarding the possibility of a Condi candidacy:

Mehlman is continuing his work reaching out to African-Americans. Steele is running in Maryland for Senator. Swann for Governor in Pennsylvania. The slightest shift in the African American vote in these and other must need states for the Democrats, like Michigan and Wisconsin, spell absolutely defeat for the Dems.Thanks to Alito and the tactics Kennedy took in his questioning the Italian Catholic vote on the Eastern seaboard is also prime for the splitting. Condi is the dramatic and final nail in the Dem's coffin. The best part of all this, is that the South will pull for Condi in a big way. The Dems won't know what hit them, and the fact that they consider the Republican party rabid racists and women-haters just gives the Republicans more time and space to spring the trap.

Yup. You got it.

Via this week's hero.

Posted by Attila Girl at January 14, 2006 08:18 PM | TrackBack

You have to convince Condi to do it--it's hers for the taking. But remember what a huge sacrifice it is, as well. With the MSM and the Dems, I'd rather face the lions in the Coliseum... Maybe we can sweeten the pot a little bit for her, put together an army of volunteers to give her around-the-clock foot rubs, or something...Let her know that she'll be running as the incumbent. Remember my strategy---Condi replaces Dick Cheney within the next year. Then, Condi takes over for W before the Republican National Convention. No scandals. Just time off for good work. Might as well get Rudy to be her VP, too.

Posted by: Darrell at January 14, 2006 09:24 PM

Good thinking, Darrell, you got the right viewpoint on Condi. Did you see ABC This Week with George S? They spoke about whether Condi will run in 2008. Donna Brazille stated that if Condi runs, she inherits the President's base. (a powerful view from a Dem.) Next, George Will commented about VP Cheney and health problems, and if he stepped down, Condi becomes VP. Then he said he believed Condi could be talked into running for 2008. Americansforrice.com believes Secretary Rice will be the legacy for President Bush. As the new chair of Team Condi (Jessie Jane Duff), American can not ignore excellence.

Posted by: Crystal Dueker at January 15, 2006 05:20 PM

I think she would hesitate about leaving her current post given current world events, and that would be a shame. She is more than just W's legacy--she might be the savior of Western civilization given the alternative. And ask me in ten years if I am laying it on too thick. I met her in the early 80's, by the way--made her drop her papers(just by looking)in a hallway in a fifteen-second magic moment of instant infatuation on my part. I would assume she has no patience for all the political garbage and the constant attacks of the opposition media and their tactics(pretending to be on your side while deciding where to stick the knife). She's already had a taste during her confirmation proceedings.

Her candidacy would keep the Dems off-balance duing the whole process. The shock of her being the incumbent come election day would completely destroy them. And the MSM. It will destroy a million words that have already been written about Hillary being the first female President and a pre-ordained event. It will drain the last ounce of credibility from the MSM as they scurry about trying to head it off. Do you need any more incentives?

Posted by: Darrell at January 15, 2006 09:09 PM

With Crystal and me, you're preaching to the choir, Bud. ;)

The fact is, I think Condi's going to be a better President than W. is, and I voted for him—twice.

Posted by: Attila Girl at January 15, 2006 09:23 PM

Darrell, and Miss Attila, today is the Iowa Caucus with thousands of Republicans meeting across the state to discuss the leadership of their state. Americans for Dr. Rice is in Des Moines, to continue to build support for Condi to be used in 2008 at the offical start of the next presidential race. The internet and even the mainstream media have been buzzing since First Lady Laura Bush mentioned she would like to see Condoleezza Rice run for president. (but did not say in 2008, shucks).
There is excitement in the political air as people are talking about this next race, whether in books or by news reports. Darrell, I think Condoleezza Rice can do her job as our nation's top diplomat in 2007, and still be laying the foundation for her race in 2008. The efforts of our volunteer group and others clearly show that anytime after the November 2006 election, we could see the offical launch of the Condi for President DC team. In the meantime, over 4,000 people are on Team Condi to promote her from California, to Michigan, to New York, Tennessee, Iowa, Florida, and all parts in-between. Condi is the Super Star of the Republican galaxy.
I will write later and let you know what happened in Iowa at our table raising donations and building support on January 16.

Posted by: Crystal Dueker at January 16, 2006 04:43 AM

I like preaching to the choir better...I think it must be the robes.

Posted by: Darrell at January 16, 2006 08:39 AM

So, completely hoenst question: Do you really think that the SoCons will go for her?

Posted by: Christophe at January 18, 2006 10:32 PM

That is the $64,000 question, since she's technically pro-choice. I think that might be outweighed by two factors: 1) she's a minister's daughter, and 2) she has a chance of winning. [Of course, to some SoCons, point (2) is an argument against her.]

Posted by: Attila Girl at January 18, 2006 11:31 PM

Of course, regardless, they'd have to actually come out and vote for her...

Posted by: Darrell at January 21, 2006 12:32 PM

Dr Rice is and will continue to be a huge asset to our world. In this age of personel attacks and the danger posed to all from Crazy extremists. We need a leader that is supported by Non-Partisain people . Dr Rice is that person and the world needs a leader like her!!
However, she can expect to be attacked by those similar to Senator Byrd, Kenedy & Other's , But her ability that was shown to all at her confirmation hearing & subsiqintly her tenure as Secretary of State leaves no doubt She is the leader we need!!!

As a White male from a family of mostly Dems and after meeting and marrying a (wonderful) Black women I was overwelmed by the fact that the few Republicans in my family were 100% in favor of my Marriage and the overwelming majority of the Dems Were not only opposed but activly excluded my wife from there lives.

I am certain that with Dr Rice will further convince this contry that Republicans are not the Rasist they are portraited to be by some disingenus or poorly educated soles.

On the job!!! Their is no question that Dr Rice can command respect throughout the world.

And help this contry to become more focused and Less devicive.

Dr Rice in 2008!!!!!!!

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