- Mr. Dow: If shelby is corrct pls condi run for president - read his column in the wall street journal. Partial text from column: The problem Mr. ObamaMessage 1 of 2 , May 27, 2011View SourceMr. Dow:If shelby is corrct pls condi run for president - read his column in the wall street journal.
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The problem Mr. Obama poses for Republicans is that there has always been a disconnect between his actual performance and his appeal. If Hurricane Katrina irretrievably stained George W. Bush, the BP oil spill left no lasting mark on this president. Mr. Obama's utter confusion in the face of the "Arab spring" has nudged his job-approval numbers down, but not his likability numbers, which Gallup has at a respectable 47.6%. In the mainstream media there has been a willingness to forgive this president his mistakes, to see him as an innocent in an impossible world. Why?
There have really always been two Barack Obamas: the mortal man and the cultural icon. If the actual man is distinctly ordinary, even a little flat and humorless, the cultural icon is quite extraordinary. The problem for Republicans is that they must run against both the man and the myth. In 2008, few knew the man and Republicans were walloped by the myth. Today the man is much clearer, and yet the myth remains compelling.
What gives Mr. Obama a cultural charisma that most Republicans cannot have? First, he represents a truly inspiring American exceptionalism: He is the first black in the entire history of Western civilization to lead a Western nation—and the most powerful nation in the world at that. And so not only is he the most powerful black man in recorded history, but he reached this apex only through the good offices of the great American democracy.
Thus his presidency flatters America to a degree that no white Republican can hope to compete with. He literally validates the American democratic experiment, if not the broader Enlightenment that gave birth to it.
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Subject: [rice-for-president] Condoleezza Rice on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson + Condi & the ScotsLate Late Show with Craig Ferguson. (Part 1)Craig Ferguson interviews Condoleezza Rice about her new family memoir "Extraordinary, Ordinary People". Condi strokes the fabric of her dress above the knee. "Can I touch it?" asks Craig. "If you'd like ..." replies Condi.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svpq-Yvzj8kLate Late Show with Craig Ferguson. (Part 2)Craig Ferguson interviews Condoleezza Rice about her new family memoir "Extraordinary, Ordinary People". "You COULD be president!" Craig says to Condi.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1E2zknvl10Peter Dow of Rice for President Yahoo Group commentsWell I wasn't looking like Condi's number 1 Scottish fan during that interview. Craig Ferguson was. (Although I know a lot more about Condi than Craig does, like I knew Condi's parents were both dead, which Craig didn't.)Nevertheless Craig was the Scottish-American sitting next to Condi and speaking to her, not me, so you have to give Craig credit for that.Craig, you lucky man you!I am so envious of Craig getting Condi's attention and getting to drool all over Condi like that!Hey Condi, Craig is like that with other women I bet. I am the Scotsman who loves you before all other women!http://scot.tk/peterlovescondi.htmCondi in Nova Scotia, in 2006.Condi with Scotsman and (former) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, December 2008Some Scottish-American Condi videos,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzkNkuKC4x4Condi hosted by Peter MacKay, Canadian Foreign Minister in 2006http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eQcwh_T6kACondi speaking set to music of the traditional song of the Scots lamenting the absence of our king (or "Queen Condoleezza, Queen of Scots" in this case?) exiled over the water. Well I am a republican myself so don't strictly hold with all this monarchist symbolism, except as a fantasy and another way to complement Condi.Wherein Condi gets offered the Scottish crown (and the British mythical sword of state, Excalibur) - Condi Rice gets it on, and rules Britanniahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsQkmsYBeFEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6DvR2UDbk0Condoleezza Rice forum in the For Freedom Forums for robust political debate, inspired by Scots, open to allhttp://scot.tk/forum/viewforum.php?f=16