Will Mitt Romney Choose Condoleezza Rice As His VP Candidate?

Will Mitt have someone float the name and see the reaction?

Mitt's most important decision is coming up.
Mitt's most important decision is coming up. | Source

Short List candidate #1....


If we can presume that Willard Mitt Romney will face Barack Hussein Obama in the presidential election of 2012, it is time to start speculating on who he will choose as his candidate for Vice President.

May I suggest that Condoleezza Rice is candidate #1 for that choice?

Her biographical sketch in real detail can be found at this link (below): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condoleezza_Rice along with a fine photo of her as our 66th Secretary of State.

Romney is running on the basis that he is better qualified to get the American economy back on track while solving unemployment and directly dealing with the enormous national debt. He has those credentials in spades, as well as his governing experience as the governor of Massachusetts,

What he lacks, and it is a glaring lack for a man who can lead 21st Century America in the arena of world affairs, is experience with America's roles abroad. Secretary Rice has that experience he lacks.

Secretary Rice has a keen mind, experience in national security, knows foreign leaders, and has just participated in drafting a major report on what needs to be fixed in America's public education. She knows the operation of government from the White House on down, and that "the art of the possible" depends on cooperation with Congress in framing and reaching national goals.

With Secretary Rice on the Republican ticket, Romney can have increased voter appeal to minorities and to women voters. He gains the balance the ticket needs to counter any claims that he lacks the needed foreign policy experience, and "insider know how" to hit the ground running in the White House.

It is a long way still to November 6th's Election Day, but the marathon will soon become a sprint. I cannot imagine a stronger Republican ticket than Romney-Rice to lead America forward in 2013 and beyond. To make that ticket cohesive and as effective as possible, an early selection may be in the Republicans best interest as the sprint begins.

Copyright 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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cynthtggt 4 years ago from New York, NY

I like Condolezza myself, however Mitt already said he would ask Marco Rubio, the senator from Florida. Also, I heard Ms. Rice say in an interview that she would not go into politics again. I think it was in an interview with Huckabee that she said it - while she was promoting her book. But I agree she would make a good VP.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

cynthtggt: Do you have a source for the Mark Rubio possibility? In my opinion, unless the idea is to boost Rubio's future political hopes, there is little advantage to Romney himself in selecting Rubio, in part because it doesn't fill in Romney's gaps, and Romney is likely to win Florida anyway.


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cynthtggt 4 years ago from New York, NY

Oh yes. During one of the debtates Romney was asked that specific question and he answered, "Marco Rubio."


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yellowstone8750 4 years ago from Taos, nm

She needs to remain an academic and stay out of the runnng of the government. I think picking her would be almost as bad as McCain picking Palin. I hope he picks her though,, it would shoot the conservatives in the foot like it did with McCain. I am not saying Rice is as looney as Palin!.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Although, I think Ms. Rice has the academia and intellect to be a great V.P. or better yet, president, I would be concerned that her brilliant mind would be convincing enough to allow the permanently disconnected Romney to slither in the backdoor at The White House. I think, as a woman of her word, she has left the political arena. I cannot imagine her joining someone with as many intellectual deficits and lack of foresight as Romney. I believe she is smart enough to avoid tarnishing the reputation she has gained through hardwork and determination by association. She has more backbone that Romney could ever buy.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Sometimes the best demonstration of backbone is made by persons more concerned about their country than their own personal wishes.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

But, the reality today is a country of many new poor. I know, because I'm one of them now. Many of the budget cuts endorsed by Romney will be on the backs of those with little or nothing.

Concern requires mindful introspection. With his main focus being the election campaign, enough money to last many lifetimes, a staff of people assisting him, he spends a lot of time telling us he didn't mean what he said, which affects his credibility and, for some, fosters mistrust. I call backbone having the courage to be honest. Calculating your words to suit an audience is conniving, deceptive and has earned him the title "flip flopper". After all the verbiage, I still don't know what he stands for other than the almighty dollar.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Amy Becherer: Perhaps then we have the worst of two poor choices? Your situation, and that of millions of Americans, didn't get better under President Obama. You expect that it could get worse under Mitt Romney. That doesn't sound as if either one is a good choice, if we go by what we know for sure about Obama, and what you speculate (with reason) about Romney. But, there is time to weigh that choice and much more to come when we see them eyeball to eyeball (as seems likely.) My focus here is on who Romney should choose as his VP choice for the best balance in the Republican ticket. The debate on Obama vs. Romney is going on voluminously on other Hubs devoted to that specific subject.


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yellowstone8750 4 years ago from Taos, nm

We really have no good, clear, choices (for Pres or VP). We are at the mercy of the wealthy elite--sadly. People put in political offices now, and answer to the 1%. We better learn to live with it because we are not willing to do what it takes to change it.


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Credence2 4 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

Well Mitt will need something as a 'game changer'. And Ms. Rice is no Sarah Palin. It may well be an inspired choice if not one for which the reason can not be easily seen. Romney is a pragmatist if nothing else and to drain votes from ethnic and female voting blocks that would normally go to the Dems is an interesting strategy.

Great article, Cred2


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

credence 2: Thanks for the "great srticle" Comment, we won't know (probably) until the August Convention and that will save the VP candidate on the ticket some of the brick bats that seem to fly thick and heavy already, paid for by what is hard to categorize any other way than "hate money" from the Super PACs. I see Gingrich has cut some staff, so maybe the wind from that direction is calming somewhat.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

cynthtggt: A truly patriotic American will not decline to serve the country again (witness the military with multiple tours in all kinds of battle zones!) I hope that. if the opportunity is offered, Secretary Rice will not decline because of a prior personal decision not to reenter the political arena if duty calls.

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