Condoleeza Rice Speaks Out Against Obama Immigration Policy; Predicts Mitt Romney As Presidential Victor
More shameless shade from the GOP…
Condoleeza Rice, whose post-Bush years have been spent mostly at Stanford University, is making her voice heard in political circles again. Just days after reportedly bringing down the house with a powerful speech at a Utah retreat with Republicans donors for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, Rice flew to Washington to headline a fundraiser for ShePAC, a new super PAC that supports conservative female candidates.
The appearance was notably her very first DC fundraiser for a political outside group, complete with a private foreign policy briefing with sitting female lawmakers and Republican House and Senate candidates from across the country.
“This is a truly consequential election. This is perhaps a turning point for the country. I’m very often asked to speak about the foreign policy aspects and there are some key important foreign policy issues before us,” Rice said before briefly listing a series of challenges abroad. “There are many foreign policy issues on the agenda, but we are not going to address any of those international challenges unless we get it right at home. And it’s not right at home right now, and the American people know it.”
She went on to tell her own story of a child who grew up in the segregated South whose parents encouraged her to seek an education. Rice lamented what he sees as changing attitudes about opportunities for success in the United States and–without calling him by name–criticized President Barack Obama for announcing that his administration would selectively enforce immigration laws.
“Americans who come here from other places to be a part of that belief that you can come from humble circumstances and do great things, which is why we need an immigration policy that works,” Rice said. “But, by the way, we need one that the Congress and the president work out together, and we need to do something about access to education.”
Rice, whose name is increasingly coming up as a possible candidate to become Romney’s running mate, ended her talk with a shout-out to the former Massachusetts governor.
“America has a way of making the impossible seem inevitable in retrospect, and we’re going to do it again,” she said. “We’re going to strengthen ourselves, our democracy at home, we’re going to strengthen our economy, we’re going to do it with great leadership like the people in this room and like Governor Mitt Romney, who will be a terrific president.”
Hmmm sounds like Condoleezy is buildin up those brownie points for that V.P. nomination.
Do you think the former Secretary of State would make a good Vice President?
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