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.
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.
Why not Hillary? She would be my choice. And she would make an excellent
president and do wonderful and great things for our country.
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.
Chilling how divided our country is right now with good, strong, and courageous
people leading the fight against control and tyranny!
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.
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!
like hillary? really? not even close. Rice is accomplished
She's like a republican Hillary Clinton.
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.
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.
what a contrast with rice and the current Secretary of State. she is a first
"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.
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.
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
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.
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!