Joe Biden, Intellect of the Democratic Party, Just a Grin With a Body Behind It, Goes Off-Script Again Himself: Kisses Female Supporter Full On The Lips | Main | President Kick-Ass: "This Seat's Taken"
August 31, 2012

I'm Tired So Whatever Here's The Condi Rice/VP/Abortion Thing

I just don't believe Condi Rice is a politician or seeks to be a politician.

I don't think it's her ambition. I don't think it's her skill set.

I just never have.

That certainly doesn't mean she's without value; we are fortunate to have in this nation only a tiny cadre of politicians, and a much larger group of people who actually do things.

But the GOP's got this thing about insisting she's actually a politician and we'll all soon be voting for her and whatever.

Yes, it would be great to run a black female for President. Assuming such a person was agreeable to the party and actually was a politician.

People deride politicians, and for good reason; but anyone who denies that politicians have and practice a particular skill is just wrong.

Not everyone in politics is a politician, of course. David Axelrod could not be elected to anything, even Comptroller of Bridge-Trolls. A more likable, photogenic Bridge-Troll would beat hm.

Condi has skills, no doubt, but primary as an academic and adviser. She has appeal, but it's a quiet type of appeal. She does well in speeches, but she just doesn't seem to make the sort of choices that an actual office-holder would make. Why not run for Governor of California, for example? Or, if California's too hostile, run for governor of some state she's lived in.

Anyway, here's Allah gaming out Condi's chances in 2016, which I think he overstates, for purposes of providing a lively discussion, and I don't blame him.

But I just have never seen this. I think she's a bit like Romney in the sense that she's naturally a thinker, and thus an introvert. But Romney has spent years and years attempting to recast himself as an extrovert "people person" politician (and you can see, by the way, how hard that is, given that a very focused, very driven guy has had such a hard time doing so).

I just don't see Condi Rice yet making this hard transition.

digg this
posted by Ace at 07:33 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
davidt: "Cage was good in the odd Bringing Out the Dead. ..."

bear with asymmetrical balls: "My favorite Lovecraftian movie is Silver Linings P ..."

hogmartin: "[i]tekeli-li Posted by: grognard at January 20, 2 ..."

JackStraw: "DOJ not FBI ..."

Tom Servo: "The Devil? On Oak Island? Posted by: History Chan ..."

Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler: "AOC: Democrats are center-conservative and believe ..."

grognard: "tekeli-li ..."

Mose: "And when talking about government spending, try to ..."

hogmartin: "[i]Imagine the shoggoths as a sphere. . . Posted ..."

JackStraw: ">>I hope this includes the IG for the intel commun ..."

redridinghood: "The Biden 5: Hunter James Frank Ashley Vale ..."

RNB: "'The Colour Out of Space' has essentially the same ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64