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. Steve

    Condi Rice for Vice President 2012!!!!!

    May 30, 2012 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  2. O-blame-o The Clown

    Way to go Condi. Not that this endorsement makes a huge difference, but it's getting worse and worse for Obama everyday. Approval ratings between 45-48% equates historically to only getting 45-48% of the popular vote. Unless the economy magically picks up then Romney may not just win, but win big in November. This has shades of Jimmy Carter written all over it.

    May 30, 2012 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  3. Kathy

    OMG say it ain't so; is every Bush skeleton going to rise up? Ms. never figured out anything about 9/11?

    May 30, 2012 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  4. RINO Bil

    Is there anyone so dense out there that thought Rice would NOT endorse the Republican-Tea Party candidate? That's why she was such a poor Secretary of State, she was soooo easy to read and had no gravitas.

    May 30, 2012 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Oh her name isn't "Condi" anymore, strange when she held office with Bush she wasn't respected enough to be called by her full name.

    May 30, 2012 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  6. maximusvad

    Good for him. Get the whole Bush team to endorse him and seal his fate.

    May 30, 2012 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  7. Ramana7

    And this just in, a leaf falls from a tree. In other news, a person walked on the beach and got sand in their shoes!

    May 30, 2012 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  8. T'sah From Virginia

    Whatever, Condi, it was expected.

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    May 30, 2012 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  9. Lefty

    Condo-what would you expect from someone willing to work with GW, Cheney and friends. I never thought she had much going for het.

    May 30, 2012 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  10. george of the jungle

    well golly gee who else would she endorse. The repos are sticking togeathert even if it hurts. and it will. Disgusting party . Vote all repos out Forward 2012

    May 30, 2012 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  11. Jay

    She also served under Dubya, so even she can get lost.

    May 30, 2012 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  12. wondering

    do they get paid to endorse people?

    May 30, 2012 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  13. Rob Myers

    Given her party history, the bigger surprise would have been if she didn't endorse Romney. No news here. This is the woman who said if we didn't invade Iraq, we would face a mushroom cloud. Condoleeza has a problem with facts and lacks good judgment. (Although, I'd vote for her long before I'd vote for Romney who kinda lacks for everything but money.)

    May 30, 2012 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  14. RodBinNC

    Like Condee's endorsement would make me vote for Mittens.

    May 30, 2012 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  15. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    I thought according to right wing talk show hosts and pundits Black people supported Obama just because he was Black and that is the main reason someone like Gen Colin Powell supported him last time even though the general is a Republican. I recall Rush Limbaugh throwing a fit over it. So what happens when Condi Rice does NOT throw her support behind Obama? Does that mean she is not REALLY Black or were the right wingers just not very bright?

    May 30, 2012 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  16. Hmm...

    The Trumpster didn't highly of her when she worked for Bush.

    May 30, 2012 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  17. susan

    That is wonderful always did like her!

    May 30, 2012 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  18. JackDW

    More like "Romney gets predictable endorsement". She's a republican with an oil tanker named after her...who do you think she'd endorse?

    May 30, 2012 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  19. Holla

    Bird of the same farther flock together. Of course who else does she want endorse apart from Mr flip flopper.

    May 30, 2012 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  20. Gurgyl

    Does any one care this deposed lady????

    May 30, 2012 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  21. bioya1

    She's the first of many Americans who has had enough of the amateur-in-chief and wants to see the US be great again.

    January 20, 2013 can't come soon enough.

    May 30, 2012 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  22. Mike McMahon

    War Criminal endorses Romney.

    There, fixed that for ya

    May 30, 2012 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  23. Holden Litgo

    Wasn't she the one who ignored repeated warnings that terrorists would try to fly planes into buildings back in the first months of Bush's first term while he vacationed in Texas? I'm pretty sure she was. Important we not forget her gross negligence.

    May 30, 2012 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  24. Dan

    She lied when she worked for W why should she change now.

    May 30, 2012 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  25. NotFooledByDistractions

    Impressive...the worst secretary of state this country has seen in decades is endorsing the most dishonest and cynical presidential candidate this country has seen in decades – that endorsement means a lot.

    May 30, 2012 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
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