Rumors are rampant that Condelezza Rice could be Mitt Romney's running mate. There are many good reasons to give her a look and to seriously consider her. One that I have heard all over the cable news channels is that she would help Romney with the black vote. That's one the talking heads are getting dead wrong.
Condelezza Rice is very accomplished having served as both Secretary of State and Chief of staff under George W. Bush. I don't think any rational person doubts she would be a good vice president and a very capable president should the need arise.
For black voters though that little thing about serving under George W. Bush is a huge negative. For many African Americans the Bush years were horrible both financially and socially.
Bush ignored black voters and didn't seem concerned at all with issues that affected African Americans. Add to that he avoided the NAACP conference like the plague. All the while it seemed that Condelezza Rice just kept co-signing his bullsh**.
After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans that was the last straw. After watching what happened to US citizens in our own country many us were done with Bush and anyone associated with him. While Condelezza may not have much to do with how badly the Bush administration handled that situation the perception is that she didn't speak up enough on that situation or any other involving African Americans.
Do many in the black community see her as a traitor? Yes. Do many see her as a yes woman? Yes.
Do you think many African Americans would vote for her to get anywhere near the White House again?
The only black votes she will get are those black conservatives who were voting for Romney anyway. Romney doesn't need help getting those votes.
There is only one black conservative who could get black votes and that's because of what he did after leaving the Bush administration. He can point to his work in education in minority neighborhoods. Problem is his wife wont let him run. We all know who that is. Even if his wife did let him he wouldn't get the nod. He's too rational.
George Cook AAreports.com