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Condoleeza Rice has President Bush calling her "44" and web sites are springing up, and so an air of excitement - even inevitablity - is building.

But what the hell does she stand for?

Before any candidate runs for any office, we need to know:

  • What's the plan?
  • Can you show that it's a feasible plan?
  • Why are you and your team qualified to execute your plan?
She might be great. She might have the juice necessary to be a wonderful president, but really - what's her plan? And does she even want to run?

Republicans and conservatives and anyone else getting all woozy over her potential run for the White House should gear back a bit and ask these questions, as we should for any candidate.

The last thing the Republicans need is a cult of personality around Condi.


Tags: politics
by Brett Rogers, 2/27/2005 11:41:31 AM


I've heard her talk about being a Second Amendment absolutist. The reason: during the Civil Rights struggle the men of her community would often have to defend their homes and businesses from racist predators. Without firearms, she said, they'd have been at the mercy of those predators.

I've seen comments from her where she said that she wasn't interested in elective office. Her dream job, apparently, is to be commissioner of the National Football League. Admittedly, it's been a while since I saw this.

I've never really heard her talk about tax policy or budgetary issues. Ditto for property rights.

I think she's got good instincts in the international relations arena. She's a Russian specialist, which might come in handy if Putin keeps up with his more KGB-like tendencies.



Posted by Jeff, 2/28/2005 10:55:27 PM

Good thoughts, Jeff. I too have heard of the National Football League desire, but the owners would never go for that, no matter how cool she becomes on the international diplomatic scene.

It will be interesting to hear what comes about in the 2006 election. I suspect that we won't anything but rumor until that time. Which is also the time that Hillary would have to declare if she decides to run.

And Putin - yeah, we may be entering a period of the Chilly War here soon... glad that she's on board.



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 2/28/2005 11:53:29 PM

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