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Condoleezza Rice stands by VP comment: ‘There is no way that I will do this’
The popular news aggregator the Drudge Report posted a story Thursday night claiming that Mitt Romney is considering bringing Condoleezza Rice onto the Republican ticket as his vice presidential candidate. A top aide for the former secretary of state, however, tells Yahoo News that Rice has no plans to consider such an offer.
Rice has previously said she would not consider the job. "There is no way that I will do this," Rice told CBS News in June when asked if she would agree to joining the Republican ticket. Despite Thursday's report, she's sticking to her word, says Georgia Godfrey, Rice's chief of staff.
Ms. Rice said: “I didn’t run for student council president. I don’t see myself in any way in elective office.”
Ms. Rice also said, “There is no way that I will do this because it’s really not me. I know my strengths and weaknesses.” She said Mr. Romney will pick a strong running mate and she’ll support the ticket.
Ms. Rice predicted that Mr. Romney will bring “first and foremost an understanding” of the role the United States’ role in the world.”
Meanwhile, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was interviewed yesterday on CBS Radio, where she made a long statement about how great it is to have a black president.
"May I take it," she's asked, "that you actually preferred a victory for Senator Obama rather than John McCain?"
"I have constantly told people," she said, "that I was secretary of state and I was not going to get into a partisan debate and I would vote by -- vote by ballot in a secret way, as all Americans do. But I just want to acknowledge that when the election took place and after the election took place, it was a special time for Americans."
So that's a yes?
The Drudge Report attributed its claim to unnamed sources, but some observers found it credible because founder Matt Drudge is known to be close to Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades.
Originally posted by The Vagabond
reply to post by stanguilles7
Recall of various research from different posts, essays, etc over the past few years. I could look it all back up for links if need be. Might take a while. None of it is written in stone of course- you can't open up the encyclopedia and find out who is on who's side in politics- you've got to read it between the lines from who appoints who, who says what about who, conflicting memoirs, etc etc.