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Condoleezza Rice rejects Mitt Romney vice presidential possibility

Appearing on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” today, former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice rejected the possibility that she become the running mate of Mitt Romney should he get the nomination.

Rice, now the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, responded to the growing call, saying she prefers policy to politics, adding that the latter is not her “strong suit.”

“I think we should go another direction and find somebody who really wants to be in elected office,” Rice said. “How many ways can I say it? Not me.”

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Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.


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