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Sunday, March 26, 2006

I am depressed!

This morning I watched and listened as Condi appeared on FOX and pretty clearly announced that she was not interested in the job of President.

I saw in her face and eyes a truthfulness that makes me believe she means what she says. My only hope now is that GWB & Laura can find a way to influence her to rethink this decision.

I am really upset.....

Duke

6 Comments:

Blogger Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

I sincerely wish she would change her mind too. Condi would be the ultimate PRESIDENT.
That part of the interview was definitely a let down.

11:39 AM  
Blogger The AntiDemocrat said...

Did you know two other Republicans got their party's presidential nomination as a result of a DRAFT? One of them went on to win the Presidency (and a second term).

Those two politicians were Barry Goldwater (the 1964 Republican nominee) and Dwight D. Eisenhower (the 1952 Republican nominee and President-elect).

These two guys were just as adamant as Condi now is about not wanting to run. Take a look at Condi's statements and some of the statements that Goldwater and Ike made:

"I think I'll probably go back and teach at Stanford."
Dr. Rice. Interview on UCTV with Constanza Santa Maria. Santiago, Chile. April 29, 2005.

“I plan on staying here at Columbia University.”
Gen. Eisenhower. Galambos, Louis (Ed.), The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower, volume XIII, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1989. See letter 634.

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“I haven't ever run for anything. I don't think I ever ran for high school president."
Dr. Rice. Interview on Meet The Press with Tim Russert. London, England. October 16, 2005.

“I have never sought or desired a place in the political world.”
Gen. Eisenhower. Galambos, Louis (Ed.), The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower, volume XIII, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1989. See letter 634.

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“I have no interest in being a candidate for anything.”
Dr. Rice. Interview on Meet The Press with Tim Russert. London, England. October 16, 2005.

“I'm not a candidate. And I'm not going to be. I have no intention of running for the Presidency.”
Goldwater. Suite 3505: The Story of the Draft Goldwater Movement. F. Clifton White, William J. Gill. (p. 117).

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“I do not want to run for President….I'm concentrating on being Secretary of State.”
Dr. Rice. Interview on WBRC Fox-Birmingham with Steve Crocker. Birmingham, Alabama. October 23, 2005.

“I do not feel that I have any duty to seek a political nomination.”
Gen. Eisenhower. Galambos, Louis (Ed.), The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower, volume XII, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1989. See letter 571.

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“I'm flattered that people think of me in that way, but…...I'm not somebody who wants to run for office.”
Dr. Rice. Interview on Meet The Press with Tim Russert. London, England. October 16, 2005.

“Draft, nothin'—I told you I'm not going to run.”
Goldwater. Suite 3505: The Story of the Draft Goldwater Movement. F. Clifton White, William J. Gill. (p. 117).

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The point here is that Condi may sincerely not want to be president, but that doesn't mean that she SHOULDN'T BE president.

A democracy can choose its own leaders.

Condi is the only one who will have the kind of relationships with world leaders and knowledge of global issues that will be necessary to lead this country during the War on Terror. Her wisdom and experience is a NATIONAL ASSET and CANNOT be wasted.

This is a DRAFT. Of course Condi's not going to want to run. If she did, it wouldn't be a draft. Or in the words of Martin Luther King Jr., "Walk together children, don't you get weary, there's a great camp meeting in the Promised Land."

The going is rough, so the Condistas have got to get tough. Condi may not want to be President, but she is the kind of patriot that responds to the call of the people, the call of her country, and the call of her God regardless of how appetizing that NFL job or that Stanford position sounds. We can count on her to accept her call, but we've got to give it to her first.

She'll run.

9:36 AM  
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2:57 AM  
Blogger Tony in Texas said...

Maybe this excerpt from an article by Glenn Kessler in the Washington Post, July 4, 2006, might cure your depression.

“When Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced that the administration was willing to join negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, she did not go to the drab State Department briefing room. Instead, in full view of the television cameras, she strolled about 50 feet to the microphones set up in the middle of the vast and ornate Benjamin Franklin Room, evoking a visual of the president walking through the White House to the East Room for a prime-time news conference.”

Uh huh; SHE'S RUNNING!!!

1:03 PM  
Blogger Capitol 3 said...

Hello like I said the American legion Auxillary would love condi to run for president .why not go to the website and ask the legion to gear her up to run we will provide the url link.
www.legion-aux.org
Gods blessings
Tammy and Anthony Brotton

3:34 PM  
Blogger mestershopper said...

I agree with the AntiDemocrat. I follow what comes on international news, and truly feel Dr. Rice would be the best qualified for the job.
I sent her an e-mail to encourage her also, and encourage everyone to show their support in that way to ensure she would indeed accept the call [or draft] to run.

The world doesn't need any humility. It needs Dr. Rice. The sooner she realizes this, the better the race she will run. :-)

7:35 AM  

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