IS AMERICA READY FOR A BLACK, FEMALE, PRESIDENT ?
Dick Cheney, the most powerful Vice-President in history, has declared himself out of the run in 2008
when both the Democrats and Republicans will square off with nominees who are not incumbents.
The Republican frontrunner to beat is now Condoleeza Rice
Rice who has steadily ascended the ranks of the foreign policy elite will, if her tenure as Secretary of State is successful, have the gravitas to make the run. If her tenure is capped by high-profile international success and if George W. Bush throws his weight behind a Rice candidacy then she may well prove unstoppable before potential opponents even line up at the gate. Rice would also neutralize the great gender-advantage the Democrats would accrue by nominating Hillary Clinton to run against some colorless and aging GOP white-guy, governor.
True, Rice has not signaled any interest in elective office but she is a Bush loyalist to the core and if both
presidents Bush ask her, well then...
Run Condi, Run !