Just a quick run-through:
- Bill Clinton had the best speech of the night. He didn’t just sling partisan meat, he actually made a case for working across the aisle and politics as a profession. The man can work a crowd, no doubt. He’s funny, engaging, and full of folksy sayings that play with people.
- Elizabeth Warren can speak to the base in a way few others can, i.e. “The system is rigged against you.” But…it appeals to no one outside the base, hence, her struggle to gain traction against Scott Brown. This won’t do much to help her in that race. She’s still Granny Warren, populist extraordinaire; the architect of “you didn’t build that!”
- Kamala Harris is touted as a potential candidate for Governor but she fell FLAT.
- You will never see Sandra Fluke on this blog. She lies, she’s despicable, and disgraceful.
Best picture of the night: Hillary watches Bill from Timor-Leste, 10,000 miles away.
Hello California, I am here to fix you.
RadarOnline.com is reporting Condoleezza Rice, former NSA Adviser and Bush Secretary of State, was Mitt Romney’s second choice to be Vice President, being shunned over Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. And why was she not picked?
Because Condoleezza Rice is pro-choice and pro-civil unions. Once again, litmus test over competency. Ms. Rice is BEYOND competent and capable to be Vice President and would be an excellent candidate. But as usual, her more moderate positions (which are more in-line with American values) are not extreme enough for the social conservative wing of the GOP.
“Mitt thought she would add much needed foreign policy experience to the ticket, thinks she is incredibly bright and he knew she would help with the all important female vote and African American support.
However, sources say Ms. Rice is aiming to run for Governor of California in 2014 against Jerry Brown, and in a more liberal state, her moderate social views would endear her to the independent voters and “conservative” Democrats in California.
“She will continue to stump for him but she is very excited about the prospect of running for elected office for the first time in her life. California still has very high unemployment and companies are leaving the Golden State because of very high taxes and regulations. Condi’s position on social issues makes her a very viable candidate.”