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Condi for VP?

Condoleezza Rice would fit GOP bill perfectly: Joseph Curl
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2011 1:59 PM CST
Condoleezza Rice Perfect for Vice-Presidential Republican Candidate: Joseph Curl
Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gestures while delivering a speech at the National Auditorium in Mexico City on September 9, 2011 . Rice was specilly invited to speak in the 'Mexico in Real Time, All is Possible' forum promoted by the Telmex Foundation. AFP PHOTO/ Yuri CORTEZ   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – How's this for a master chess move? Whoever emerges as the GOP presidential candidate can attract female voters, hush charges of conservative racism, and cover his lack of foreign policy experience all in one stroke: Name Condoleezza Rice as VP candidate. "Her addition to the ticket, which wouldn’t come until late next summer, would dramatically change the dynamics of the 2012 election," writes Joseph Curl in the Washington Times.

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The move would also counter "the expected replacement" of Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton in the VP chair. ("Sure, the White House denies and denies, but that should really make any political watcher more suspicious.") Plus Condi seems ready: The hyper-fit Stanford professor recently raised her profile with a month-long book tour, and is signaling that she wants back into the political game. Put simply: "Cue Miss Rice." (Read more Condoleezza Rice stories.)

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