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When Wolf Blitzer asked your girl Condi if she would reveal who she was going to vote for POTUS, she told him "no". She pulled a Colin Powell on us. Now, I can understand why Colin would remain silent - but, not the original Bush girl. I find her silence on this very interesting cause don't we all assume she's gonna vote for the Mc Man?

Here's an excerpt of Blitzer's interview:

QUESTION: ...Your immediate predecessor, Colin Powell, I interviewed him many times. But he said this to Tavis Smiley back in January about this race and about the phenomenon of Senator Barack Obama. He said this: “Let’s enjoy this moment, where a person like Barack Obama can knock down all of those old barriers that people thought existed with respect to the opportunities that are available for African Americans. And my congratulations to him.”
Now, you grew up in the segregated South. You know what racism is in our country. The fact that Barack Obama is now the Democratic presidential nominee, what does that say to you?

SECRETARY RICE: I think it’s great and I think it’s great for our country. And I do think it says that we’ve come a long way. But it’s interesting that it’s from Colin Powell. He knocked down a few barriers of his own.

QUESTION: And you did, too. You, obviously, as well.

SECRETARY RICE: He knocked down the barrier as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He knocked down the barrier as the first black Secretary of State. Yes, I’ve knocked down a few, too. It just shows that our country’s been doing this for a while. And it’s great that this last barrier, perhaps, has also come down.

QUESTION: Have you decided who to vote for?

SECRETARY RICE: Wolf, I – yes.

QUESTION: Do you want to tell us?

SECRETARY RICE: No.

QUESTION: Okay, you don’t have to.

SECRETARY RICE: Thank you.

Now, what you think about that?

Speak the Truth!

Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old SjP ain't got nothing more to say.


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6 sojourners hollin' back

Many, many black Republican conservatives (myself included) are voting for Barack. Not that he's perfect. But he is at a minimum, competent.

I would not be surprised if Condi voted for Barack.

July 20, 2008 at 8:37 PM

Amen and Hallelujah.

Some peopel are very critical of Dr. Rice and Colin Powell. They have had a different exposure to racism than most and chose to fight this demon from a different angle. I have always felt pride for Dr. Rice. I knew deep down inside she had some fight in her. I guess I was right.


Go Obama!!!

July 20, 2008 at 10:45 PM

Yes, I do believe she's planning to vote for Barack in November. Otherwise, she I think she would have endorsed McCain. Only time and the campaign trails after the conventions will tell for sure.

July 21, 2008 at 12:40 AM

Earlier this year, some of the people associated Dr. Rice had floated her name as a possible McCain Vice-Presidential pick. This occured after Condi had visited Grover Norquist's Wednesday meeting of conservative leadership at Americans for Tax Reform. It was significant that she was there.

Well, within a week, people close to the McCain campaign were out trashing her, even though McCain himself had said nothing but nice things about her. Apparently, some of McCain's underlings were far more partial to Romney or Tim Pawlenty than they were to Rice, and let it be known in no uncertain terms.

Unfortunately for McCain, aside from his campaign's studied incompetence, his staff didn't realize that disrespect works both ways. As can be seen from this interview, it can cut very, very deep.

Bet the McCain people wish they could take back some of the trash talk from last February, don't they? Too late.

July 21, 2008 at 1:18 AM

Section 9, now that answers quite a few questions about her answer and probalby her intentions. Much obliged for the update and info.

July 21, 2008 at 1:56 AM

Section 9, jsut thought about something...does Condi's reaction to McCain's people qualify her as an "angry black woman"? Just wondering...cause that would me that "we" can be democrats or republicans. Boo Ya!

I'm gonna post this...

July 21, 2008 at 2:06 AM
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