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Condi Rice: Will She or Won't She Run?

Hello to Vodkapundit readers. I’m the “leftie” in Steve’s replacement cadre. Don’t worry, I won’t try to convert any of you, I’ll just provoke you from time to time. Mostly I’ll try to write some stuff I wouldn’t write about on TalkLeft. I did this over at Protein Wisdom when Jeff went on vacation and nobody shot me. Plus, it’s fun to step out of character now and then.

Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice says she won’t run for President in 2008.

“I do not intend to run for – no; I will not run for president of the United States,” Ms. Rice said to Tim Russert on “Meet the Press” on NBC. “How is that? I don’t know how many ways to say ‘no’ in this town. I really don’t.”

Does anyone believe her? Will it matter, given her “mildly pro-choice stance?”

Ms. Rice also described herself as “mildly pro-choice” on abortion. She was asked about that on the talk shows as well, explaining that she favored a right to have an abortion generally but believed in President Bush’s efforts to promote “a culture of life” and also favored parental consent for abortions for minors and a ban on late-term abortions. Many Republican political experts say that as a practical matter, the party’s presidential nominee has to be against all abortions. (my emphasis)

There are at least nine websites promoting her candidacy, according to this conservative publication that you all read and that I’m just reading because of you. Thirty blogs have signed onto Blogs for Condi.

So how do you all feel about a Condi run? Can she beat Hillary? A bottle of Ketel One says she can’t.