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. Leroy

    Another idiotic endorsement!

    May 30, 2012 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  2. racegirl1

    Does anyone expects anything else from her. Bad choice pick with Bush and worse pick with Romney. Go away and do something else Condi you did enough already.

    May 30, 2012 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  3. Anthony Caudill (tcaudilllg)

    This is good news... anything to link Mitt to George!

    May 30, 2012 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  4. TJeff1776

    BUT where was she six months ago when her support was REALLY needed.

    May 30, 2012 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  5. dennis

    She also endorsed the Iraq war. When are people going to wake up.

    May 30, 2012 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  6. John P. Tarver

    Romney/Rice in 2012
    just say No to Obama's racism and Yes to Dr. King's (R) dream.

    May 30, 2012 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  7. Mark

    This makes me feel oh so much better..

    Vote third party, local to federal. Only then will you see real change..

    May 30, 2012 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  8. gay guy

    She would make a wonderful vice pres. And a wonderful pres.

    May 30, 2012 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  9. gay guy

    She would make a wonderful vice pres. And a great pres. But of course the radical Demonrat racist wouldnt vote on her, she would win anyway

    May 30, 2012 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  10. Ryan

    Why do we care about all these endorsements? Republicans endorse Republicans and Democrats endorse Democrats. We get it! Political parties watch out for their own party and no one else. These articles are such a waste.

    May 30, 2012 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  11. Mike in NH

    Secretary of State Rice, could Colin Powell be next.

    May 30, 2012 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  12. luke,az

    I thought she was smarter than that, to endorse someone who clearly lacks leadership qualities.

    May 30, 2012 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  13. Strategic Bob

    yet another good reason not to vote for Romney

    May 30, 2012 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  14. dnick47

    Well the republicans are falling into line like the good little non-thinking robots they always are... ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto.......(......) .......ditto

    May 30, 2012 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  15. Thomas

    Oh how bold. I thought she would have endorsed Ron Paul or something. Yeeesh, the game of politics – what a waste of time.

    May 30, 2012 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  16. roadrager1

    Finally someone who has courage and brains.

    May 30, 2012 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  17. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Why is this a surprise to anyone? Her focus of her Ph.D was the cold war which seems to be the mind set of the Romney campaign. George W. Bush and others from his administration have endorsed Romney; this isn't a surprise.

    May 30, 2012 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  18. EJ in Tacoma

    What choice do these people have none! So here is another puppet for the Republican party to mold Mitt Romney a Mormon that spews lies and mistrust in every sentence he utters!. I would have never expected that from this respectable religion that escaped persecution in their early days many times! What a hypocrite I am Mormon and would never vote or endorse this man.Say goodbye to democracy as we know it if Romney and this awful bunch gain the White House we lose all rights as middle Americans! He hasn't a clue of our plight as working middle class!
    I will never vote Republican again!
    EJ in Tacoma

    May 30, 2012 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  19. helenecha

    Glad to see her! No matter what Condolezza Rice had said, I rather enjoy. Good luck and Godspeed to her!

    May 30, 2012 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  20. rossmick

    But of course, how predictable and how sad, anything to get back in the game.

    May 30, 2012 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  21. normajean @ verizon ,com

    Considering her background on the political scene...I find it hard to believe that Ms.Rice would endorse a person who with his weallthy friends is attempting to buy the office of president. Romneys background as Governor of Massachusetts shows him to be incapable of running a country when he was unsuccessful with his home state. His record there is very poor for one who professes such success in business. He has stated plans for changes he would make which give to the rich and take from the poor.... It simply cannot be any clearer than that. I'm very disappointed in Ms. Rice...I guess I miss judged her!!!

    May 30, 2012 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  22. Majestic

    Rice is a Bush republican and she endorses Romney and that's newsworthy? The real NEWS would be if she came out and said she is NOT supporting Mitt.

    May 30, 2012 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  23. ttcaros

    Her name is Conda-Liar Rice. She lied about Yellow Cake uranium.

    She reminds folks of he GW Bush administration lies and war for profit.

    She has no credibility with the American people whatsoever.

    May 30, 2012 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  24. whitsnok

    I knew she would endorse him. They make a great team.

    May 31, 2012 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  25. j mann

    Bet Romney is crossing his fingers that "W" doesn't endorse him next.

    May 31, 2012 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
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