December 13th, 2012
06:04 PM ET
10 years ago

Rice once appeared to be inevitable secretary of state

Washington (CNN) - At one time, Susan Rice seemed to be on a trajectory that would take her to the secretary of state's office in President Barack Obama's second term.

But that trajectory changed Thursday when the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations withdrew her name from consideration to succeed current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.


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    I find it hard to believe she would do this just because. What else is going on behind the scenes??

    December 13, 2012 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  2. NameNC_Right

    Maybe its because she can lie with a straight face.

    December 13, 2012 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    Dem Rice says incorrect things based on then-current intelligence after 4 people die in an attack on the embassy based: GOP throws massive hissy fit and begins misinformation campaign based on unsubstntiated conspiracy theories contrary to the facts that have so far come out.

    GOP Rice says incorrect things CAUSING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DEATHS, including 5,000 American soldiers: GOP celebrates, canonizes her and defends her with a misinformation campaign.

    Any questions?

    December 13, 2012 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  4. Deb in MT

    Now that the pathetic, senile old crank McCaine–and his gang of reprobates–have thrown their little tantrum and gotten their way, can we expect them to move on from the endless flogging of Benghazi? Nope, they still have 'questions' and 'concerns'. I still have 'questions' and 'concerns' about the Bush administration lies that got us into the Iraq quagmire (thankfully, President Obama has gotten us out of there), but are McCranky et al going to address my questions? Ha!

    Oh well. Ambassador Rice's withdrawal of her name was a class act done for good reasons: to try to stem the distractions and divisiveness gripping us by the throat. She can continue as an able U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. She would have been an excellent choice as SOS, but that handful of whiny GOPers could never let that happen.

    I would love to see President Obama put McCranky's Depends in a twist by NOT nominating John Kerry (so Scott Brown could crawl out of his political crypt to run for Kerry's seat) and instead go for a true dark horse candidate.

    Psssst Mr. President: I hear Brian Schweitzer will be available come January, and he knows how to take on the GOP. If he can handle the GOP, he ought to be able to deal with the rest of the world's terrorists. Just a suggestion....

    December 13, 2012 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Now it's time for Repugs to withdraw McCain's request to remain in the Intelligence Committee after he took it upon himself to talk about Rice in such a derogatory manner. If Repugs ever expect to gain support of women and minorities, get rid of McCain, he's a big drag on their party and we won't forget in 2016.

    December 13, 2012 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  6. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    P.S. I'm OK with Hagel as SOD as long as it's not that spineless, gutless old man John McCain. Get rid of him as a tradeoff.

    December 13, 2012 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  7. anonoymous

    And the gop says there is no war on women? right....

    December 13, 2012 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  8. Ed1

    No problem one down one to go Kerry.

    December 13, 2012 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |