Not Exactly a Ringing Endorsement

25 06 2012

Utah

ABC:

Cash Rules at Romney Retreat While Condoleezza Rice Steals the Show

(snip)

Many of those same attendees said the star speaker of the weekend was former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who received and a standing ovation. Ambassador Charles Cobb, who served as ambassador to Iceland from 1989 to 1992, said Rice was “spectacular” and described her as a “very bright, sophisticated, articulate lady.”

Husband-and-wife donors from Los Angeles who did not want to be identified said Rice’s message was one of “America needing to take charge.”

“We can’t stand by and let things happen,” the wife said. “If we do, someone else will take that leadership role.”

They both described her address as an “impassioned plea” for the country to “stand up and take charge.”

Donor Kent Lucken, an international banker in Boston who moved back to his home state of Iowa for six weeks before the caucuses to help Romney, said “she rocked it.”

Dear Mitt Romney:  Pick Condi Rice as your running mate, in order to leave no international banker behind.

I guess Mr. Lucken hasn’t heard much political oratory in his life, if he thinks that Condi Rice “rocked it.”  People were shaken either positively or negatively by Zell Miller’s speech to the RNC in 2004, but that used to be the norm for political oratory in the conscious lifetimes of many of you reading these words.

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