Condoleezza Rice to endorse Romney
May 30th, 2012
06:45 PM ET
9 years ago

Condoleezza Rice to endorse Romney

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will endorse GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday, campaign sources told CNN. Rice also confirmed news of the endorsement.

Rice served as secretary of state from 2005-2009 under former President George W. Bush. Before that she was Bush's national security adviser.

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Rice was the first African American woman to lead the State Department.

On Tuesday, Romney hit the "magic number" of Republican delegates necessary to win the GOP nomination this summer.

- CNN's Rachel Streitfeld and Steve Brusk contributed to this report

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Filed under: 2012 • Condoleezza Rice • Mitt Romney
soundoff (106 Responses)
  1. Bill

    This woman should be jailed. She is a female version of Dick Cheney.

    May 30, 2012 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  2. Blindersoff

    Another misfit from the bush administration of failed policy and a global economic disaster. No ex bush people need apply . . . Period.

    May 30, 2012 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  3. Debbie

    More evidence that a vote for Romney is a vote to return to GWBush policies.

    May 30, 2012 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  4. Mr 1% the "VULTURE CAPITALIST BUSINESSMAN" will outsource all the poor, disabled, unemployed and elderly, to China and sell America to the highest bidder!

    Robme has to bring out the sane supporters to counter balance the insane.

    May 30, 2012 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  5. Len

    Of course she will endorse Romney. Remember folks she was part of the Bush Administration that sent our men and women into Iraq under false information. They are responsible for the deaths of over 5,000 American soliders. Mr. Romney wil have us in another war very quickly!!!!

    May 30, 2012 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  6. the Situation

    Don't get me wrong, Secetary Rice is a very smart woman, probably the brains of the Bush WH, but just her close envolvement with Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz just reminds people of the 8 years they ruin America both Domestic and Foreign.

    May 30, 2012 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  7. abe

    We had a bad 8 years of leadership under Bush and yourself and I think you will be better off it you are out of the picture like Mr. Bush. Your endorsement will not help him.

    May 30, 2012 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  8. David

    What else would anyone expect from a war criminal?

    May 30, 2012 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  9. jerry

    she just might make a great VP... too.

    May 30, 2012 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  10. Bob

    Go home, Mushroom Cloud Condi and play on your piano.

    May 30, 2012 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  11. AhSo

    We're supposed to be impressed with this endorsement? Really???

    May 30, 2012 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  12. BHPT

    Condi Rice – a virtual "yes girl" to GW Bush – is a "foreign policy heavyweight?
    Between Newt, the Donald and this "heavyweight" Willard can't BUY a decent endorsement.

    May 30, 2012 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  13. jamesnyc

    I don't know if I would want her endorsement. She was part of the big lie that go use into Iraq in the first place. She, Cheney and Bush basically put us at odds with the rest of the world. Does she really think she deserves her old job back? Really?

    May 30, 2012 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  14. Kelly

    Rice for President.....

    May 30, 2012 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  15. St. Mike

    Foreign policy heavyweight who never got anything right!!!!!!! You people have to be kidding!!!!!

    May 30, 2012 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  16. 40acres

    I wonder if she'll still support him once he finally tells us what his foreign policy actually is. So far his campaign ads and rhetoric have pretty much threatened everyone, oh yeah and increase military spending.

    May 30, 2012 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  17. maltytasker

    She's a Republican. Romney's a Republican. So, what's new?

    May 30, 2012 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  18. Kimberly

    Shes smart, educated, thoughtful, honest and I really like her, but on this shes dead wrong. Romney is weak, no back bone, a pandering monkey and completely out of his league! Rice should have ran against Obama if she thinks hes wrong for America, because this romney nut sure is not the answer!

    May 30, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  19. bum

    Possible VP ?????


    May 30, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  20. cwjensen1st

    What a surprise!!!!!! A Republican endorsing a Republican. what earth shattering news!!!!!!

    May 30, 2012 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  21. Donald in CA

    Condi has always been a gop kisser. Blacks has always looked at her as one of them. Even cheney called her a wimp in his book, so i dont see where she has any influence. Even her old boss, geo bush jr, cant get any love from the gop.

    May 30, 2012 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  22. AhSo

    16 of Romney's foreign policy advisers are former wonder the Republicans want to increase the defense budget!

    May 30, 2012 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  23. Ozzie

    Maybe together they can resume they hunt for the weapons of mass destruction. Both are liars, and good at it.

    May 30, 2012 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    Condolezza Rice was our National Security Advisor on 911 and help bring us to war with Iraq over weapons of mass distruction that never materialized. I wouldn't say the endorsement is all that helpful. That being said, she still does a much better job with foreign policy than Mitt who is still selling the Cold War.

    May 30, 2012 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  25. Thomas

    Rice served as secretary of state from 2005-2009 under former President George W. Bush. Before that she was Bush's national security adviser.

    I can still hear her voice , WMDs,IRAQ, WMDs, IRAQ ,WMDs ,IRAQ ,WMDs.
    The handling of the war in Iraq by the Bush administration was reactionary and unprofessional . You don't barrow money from China to fight a ten year war unless you want to bankrupt the country.

    Romney / GW Bush

    May 30, 2012 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
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