Condoleezza Rice For President!

Between the writing and some necessary housecleaning -- ugh! -- I'm late blogging today. What follows is personal, so feel free to move on if you're not interested.

A short while ago I watched Condoleezza Rice give a speech at the Republican convention. I'll be honest, I abhor politics. I don't watch the conventions -- either one -- usually. I always vote, but I can't stand all the mud slinging in the guise of political announcements.

I do think the country is in terrible economic shape, and I think something must be done. So I hope whoever ends up in the big chair has an effective plan.

All that aside, I want to tell you how much I admire Condoleezza Rice. The woman is simply phenomenal. She's smart and has common sense and charisma. I'd vote for her in a NY minute. Heck! I'd campaign for her, and the only other politician I ever said that about was the late Barbara Jordan from Texas. She was another amazing woman. I truly thought she might end up in the White House, but her time on this earth was cut short.

I think the only reason you don't see Ms. Rice on the ballot as Romney's running mate is that she's smart enough NOT to want the job, and I can't say I blame her. Who would want to voluntarily enter that shark pool.

I hear people talking about the lack of leadership in this country; the lack of brains; the lack of will. I don't see any of that when I look at someone like Ms. Rice. I see courage, intelligence, perseverance, the will to prevail, and I see those same qualities in so many of our service men and women, in the immigrants who have done everything they can -- including risking death -- to get to this country. I see it in my children and in many of their generation.

Anyway, that's all I wanted to say after listening to her inspired -- and inspiring -- speech.

Takeaway Truth

Are you registered to vote? If not, take care of that matter tomorrow. If you don't vote, you have no right to complain about who does what in the government.


  1. I don't normally get into the political brouhaha either, but I was thinking something similar during the 2004 election. Ms. Rice would have been an excellent choice.

  2. Yes. Then and now. How refreshing to see a woman like her.

  3. I'm with you in not getting involved in the whole political thing (especially since the roommate and I are wildly divergent!) I'm also with you in admiring Ms. Rice. And a few other women smart enough not to want the job, too.

  4. I think Ms. Rice has many admirers among women especially. They're always looking for someone who can bring the right and the left together so why don't they look at her? Of course, like I said, she's probably too smart to take on an elected position.

  5. Definitely agree. This country needs a strong leader and a strong team. I think Ms. Rice would be great leader, but like you said the waters are shark infested.