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There isn't a black person more qualified to be President of the United States: Dr. Condoleezza Rice for VP.

Daniel Lozier

Pasadena, CA

Aug 2 2008 - 8:25pm

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I think that it would be the best thing for Senator McCain. Rice would be wonderful!

Pris Hintzman

Dana Point, CA

Jul 25 2008 - 8:11am

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To set the record straight in the beginning, I am a white, middle-aged male born and raised in the South. East Tennessee is my home. My concern is that we seek out those potential leaders who would be the best and help this nation if elected to the highest offices. My current preference for Senator John McCain's running mate as his Vice Presidential candidate is Dr Condoleezza Rice. In fact, I only wish we could have the very best ticket possible which would have been for President of the United States: Dr. Rice. For Vice President: Senator John McCain.

As for me I would not select a candidate because of her/his gender, or because of her/his race, or because she/he may be from my part of the country or his/her religion. What really matters is the person’s ability, his/her commitment to our country, his/her morality and the person’s views as to what is actually best for our nation. On this basis alone I must select Dr. Condoleezza Rice as the best candidate at present for the presidency or vice presidency. I realize my section of the country has been given a “bad rap” for being biased, but the truth is, most of the white males I know in the South have expressed their wishes for Dr. Rice to be our country’s next President and, since it is too late for her to win that nomination, they would like to see her elected to the VP office.

H.L. Gray

Chattanooga, TN

Apr 7 2008 - 9:19pm

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From what I read on the board, the idea of Dr. Condoleeza Rice as a running mate for John McCain has the Dems running scared. I love it and and I think she'd be great. I'd like for any serious Democrat to relate for us exactly what experience Mr. Obama has that would justify his serving as President of the United States. I do not mean, charisma, or any other "characteristic" but actual, tangible, accomplishments on his part and his part alone. There are none. The very idea that anyone would vote for someone who generally votes "present" on serious issues, and who does not share his true beliefs or ideals for our nation, on the campaign trail, is scary and reeks of ignorance.

I'm still waiting for Obama to tell his followers what he actually means by the generic positive, rhetoric he so eloquently delivers. Alas, they are blind sheep being led to the slaughter and it is very sad. Michelle Obama also needs to speak to the nation and correct and/or explain the notion that this is the first time she's ever been proud of her country. Even Dem strategists are waiting for an apology for that one. The citizens of our country and our soldiers deserve an apology.

McCain/Rice or McCain/Anyone in '08!

C.W. Goad

Crossville, TN

Feb 20 2008 - 7:22pm

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McCain\Rice = Bush III. If the Dems can't get with that they deserve to lose...

Michael McKinlay

Hercules, CA

Feb 16 2008 - 7:22pm

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First, Dr. Rice is pro-choice, not sure that would go over well with the conservative base. Second, she is an African-American and a woman. Finally, she is unmarried, not exactly something conservatives like, and there are several reports that she is a closeted lesbian. I bet a lot of Southern conservatives would stay home on election night if Rice were McCain's running mate. Now, if I had faith in Democrats to run a real campaign I would be happy to see Dr. Rice on the ticket with McCain, but we all know the Democrats are too naïve to actually exploit these issues if she were McCain's running mate.

Shakir Currimbhoy

Minneapolis, MN

Feb 16 2008 - 10:49am

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This Pulitzer Prize-losing author is a loser again. First, the Republican Convention isn't until early September this year. That means whomever fills the VP nomination spot will have only two months to get his/her message out. Secondly, Condi=Bush, Bush and more Bush. Hasn't Mr. von Hoffman heard that the American people want change? Frankly, neither McCain nor Condi will be viewed as representing change. Such a ticket will be dead in the water.

J. Goulding

Brodheadsville, PA

Feb 15 2008 - 8:55pm

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Von Hoffman seems to be thinking of the Condoleeza Rice circa early 2001, when she was viewed as an articulate, scholarly professional who brought gravitas to Bush's inner circle. Alas, since that time she has been revealed as ineffective, easily dominated by the Cheney/Rumsfeld neocon crowd and one of the principal architects of perhaps the most disastrous foreign policy in US history.

Rice's ability to speak in front of a microphone will not protect her from the cold, hard facts about the Administration's profound failures in Iraq, and in its generally criminal conduct of the so called global war on terror. She's a female version of an empty suit, and I think von Hoffman is not giving the American electorate enough credit for being able to see this.

Robert C. Carmody

Manhasset, NY

Feb 15 2008 - 5:21pm

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If Republicans are that dense to think that the democratic electorate won't see through this absurd ruse, then by all means, add Condi to the ticket. We'll have our first token VP candidate.

Jasmine Bryant

Potomac, MD

Feb 15 2008 - 1:25pm

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I agree with all of the writers here who say von Hoffman is way off base. It would be easy to tie Bush's wife Condi to all the lies that led us into this intolerable war, and all the lies, half-truths and obscurations she's made to Congress and the American people. She would be a huge weight around McCain's leathery old neck and sink him to the bottom of the scum pond where they both belong!

Very clueless article, Nick!

Carl Muecke

Arcata, CA

Feb 15 2008 - 1:12pm