Veepstakes Tuesdays: Condoleezza Rice

19 06 2012

Ever since Romney became the clear front runner in the GOP presidential nomination race, many top Republican pundits have suggested that Condolezza Rice would make the perfect running mate for him.

Rice, former national security adviser and Secretary of State under George Bush, has topped many wish list polls as the leader among potential VP nominees. In one poll, Rice received the most support from those who aren’t tea party backers as well as third, behind Rubio and Christie, among those who are tea party supporters.

Currently Rice is the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University.

All of her experience in with foreign policy and global economy fills a big gap on the Republican ticket. She brings in a lot of expertise that will be needed in the upcoming few years. With our relationships with Pakistan and Iran on edge right now and the horrible global economy, Rice will bring experience that our current administration nor Romney has.

She will not only bring valuable knowledge to the ticket, but it is hard to ignore the fact that she could also bring in some much needed votes. She can get the women’s vote, which will be one of the deciding factors in this race. Also, she is African American and can steal some of the African American vote away from Obama.

She is well liked and not very controversial. Her biggest downfall is that she is associated with the Bush administration and some people still do not feel that well about his presidency. Overall, I think she is one of the best  candidates for the job. She has plenty of credentials and will aid Romney in appealing to swing voters. Unfortunately, she has said that she is not interested in the job. However, I could definitely see her being the nominee.

Here are my sources, and tell me what you think about Condi’s chances.




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