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Published: Friday, Oct. 11 2013 6:30 p.m. MDT

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DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

A great woman, and a great leader, and honest, with consistent principles. Sadly, she does not want to become President, but we would be far better off with Ms. Rice as President than just about any other name which has been floated for 2016.

However, I hope she achieves her dream job of becoming the Commissioner of the National Football League, if she does not become our President.

Best wishes, Madame Secretary!

Johnny Moser
Thayne, WY

What a wonderful, thoughtful woman and leader. I know George Washington didn't want to be the President and the people convinced him to change his mind. We need to convince Ms. Rice to change her mind about being the President.

The Judge
Kaysville, UT

Wonderful lady, but the country she describes no longer exists. The great maw of the federal government has become all the founders feared it would be. States are no longer "incubators of ideas," but slaves to the masters of the feds.

JustGordon
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Ms. Rice's optimism is hopefully well placed. But, the more important question why we should have had to weather this "governance problem" at all?

Holding the Nation hostage to achieve what Republicans cannot achieve via the vote is not governance, but criminal activity. When a gang of 40 tea party conservatives can break the backbone of the Republican party and allow it to have no conscious, such actions place the Republic in peril. Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan would be saddened to admit that this was the same party that they were part of.

ECR
Burke, VA

"Rice predicted the United States would weather its governance challenges better than any nation in the world". This just years after she famously said "We don't want the next smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud" that led directly to our decade long intrusion into Iraq that has left thousands of brave American soldiers dead and many thousands more with permanent physical scars and loss of limbs.

"...and honest with consistent principles." Yeah, right.

ute alumni
paradise, UT

what a contrast with rice and the current Secretary of State. she is a first class lady

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

I would give Rice a sincere look if she ran in 2016. She is smart and has great experience. I think she would make a very good leader. Heck, I would give most GOP nominations a fair look.

The question for me becomes this.

Does the GOP want an intelligent and thoughtful leader whose experience and expertise would be drawn on OR do the want someone who will cater to the far right of the party and rubber stamp the right wing ideology.

I may have voted for Mitt Romney if he had been allowed to govern based on facts and experience (Mitts fortay.)

Unfortunately, in today's climate, those that control the primary process in the GOP only want someone who will do exactly what they want. They want a right wing ideologue.

And that is probably not Rice. And it would probably not be Reagan in todays climate.

No, I predict they will nominate someone like Cruz, lose again, and blame the electorate.

bandersen
Saint George, UT

Ms. Rice seems impervious to Washington Corruption. Perhaps their is hope in getting a leader without an agenda, other than to empower people to solve their own problems and strengthen individual God given rights. If she believed that, wouldn't that be a different leader? It is obvious we don't have those kind of leaders now, excepting, for the time being, Mike Lee.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

She's like a republican Hillary Clinton.

ute alumni
paradise, UT

like hillary? really? not even close. Rice is accomplished

Ett
Salt Lake City, UT

Of course we'll weather our "governance problem." That's because in our system, the government is more of a tolerated nuisance than a need. Each state has the ability to act as a sovereign body and each citizen has the right to manage their own lives. This drives Socialists and Progressives insane! They really think we need them to tell us how to live. To them I say, hit the road!

andrejules
Midway, UT

If Hillary Clinton is the Democrat's nominee in the next presidential election, the only way the Republican's can win is by nominating a strong female opponent. My vote would go to Condaleeza Rice.

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

Chilling how divided our country is right now with good, strong, and courageous people leading the fight against control and tyranny!

panamadesnews
Lindon, UT

I wonder why she made that last statement, if it weren't that she secretly wants to achieve what her parents indicated she could achieve. I believe she is electable. I would like to see her run.

postaledith
Freeland, WA

Why not Hillary? She would be my choice. And she would make an excellent president and do wonderful and great things for our country.

Just Another Guy
Washington, Utah

How refreshing! I like that Lady.

"she tells her students that clinging to like-minded people will render them unable to defend their views or recognize when they are wrong"

I have my own personal views. I know people who seemingly have almost the opposite views that I do but they are good people who have just as much interest as I do in the well being of individuals and our nation, so it is important to me to listen and try to understand what and where there perspective is coming from.

Itsjstmeagain
Merritt Island, Fl

Rice is a smart person, and seems to know her stuff.

My issue is when she was National Security Advisor to Bush she knew there was an imminent attack on the US, most likely using aircraft. This was based on communications traffic and other evidence. She went to warn Bush who said "Don't bother me swatting at flies". She did not call in Clarke (Counter terrorism Czar and a member of the FBI team) to make the case. She did not have the courage to stop Bush and make him listen, but was simply dismissed. Had the security at airports been enhansed with a notice from the President, 911 may not have happened. At this critical time she was weak, sent out of the office like a child without protest.

Read Richard Clarke's book.

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