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Sunday, December 26, 2004

  Condi Rice for President - 2008

Especially when I shudder thinking of Ms. Clinton running on the Dem side, I'm totally with ESR on a Condi Rice candidacy:

I think I need to curl up with one of Ms. Rice's books.
 
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Two words: "As if."

Not that democrats would have the slightest difficulty making mincemeat of Condi Rice if she were to run, mind you; she's the single most incompetent member of a relentlessly incompetent foreign policy team, and she lied under oath to congress; I can't see her as that much of a political threat. Oh, no doubt if she were running, the republicans would loudly declare that opposition to her was proof of racism, just as they do now when anyone criticizes Clarence Thomas (affirmative action GOP style), but I can't help but feel that particular bit of political jiu jitsu can be blocked pretty easily by her complete lack of qualification for office.

But it doesn't matter because she would never, not in a million years, get past the GOP nominating process--and if ESR thinks she would, he's even more politically naive than I thought. The GOP absolutely depends on their extremist wing, and their extremist wing would never tolerate it.

I do agree that the first black president and the first woman president will probably have to be republicans. (Colin Powell could've done it for the first category if he hadn't turned it down; I might even have voted for him myself.) Condi Rice hasn't got a prayer.
 
It's simply the prospect is delicious. As for your other allegations, I'd like us both to read one of her books.
 
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