Posted on: 04/11/08:
Without a doubt this has proven an historic election cycle. Barack Obama added to the already heightened excitement brought on by the long anticipated run of the first viable female candidate. Already the Democratic primaries has witnessed record turn outs and regardless of the winner it is expected that interest will remain strong. Many believe the democrats have an aesthetic advantage this election cycle because of the diversity of their candidates. In fact, the notion of a so-called dream ticket that would include both Clinton and Obama (usually mentioned with Clinton at the top) is spoken of with positive regard. However, an interesting prospective recently presented itself seriously for the first time: the possibility of a Condoleezza Rice Vice Presidency. To date this is purely conjecture, however, the story is significant because it represents a shift from serious consideration of Condoleezza Rice for the Executive to a serious consideration by Condoleezza Rice for the Executive. Her answers to the question about considering the Vice Presidency has been sophisticatedly elusive. When asked recently she responded saying ‘I don’t know how many ways I can say no’ – try just saying no madam secretary. Civil War general William Sherman famously grounded rumors about a run for the Executive in unequivocal terms, saying "If drafted, I will not run; if nominated, I will not accept; if elected, I will not serve." Asked to give a similar answer and Condoleezza Rice refused. The British Telegraph pointed out that she has ‘failed to stop the rumors in Washington that she is interested in the vice-presidency.’ Other political insiders have acknowledged that she has been forthright about her desire to redefine her legacy. Another decade of public service at the highest levels could afford her the opportunity to do that. Furthermore, sources reveal that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has made her desire to be considered on the next Republican ticket known throughout influential conservative circles.