Like most real men, your Blogger-in-Chief’s largest political erogenous zone is actually between my ears. “Looks” are great, and attitude is fun. But what I really appreciate is a smart woman who gets it. Gets what? If you have to ask, then you’ve already failed my test. I know, I know… you’re heartbroken. Move on; it’s not healthy.
But last night’s RNC 2012 speech by Dr. Condoleezza Rice? I was blown away! Positively Condilicious!
In a day and age when when our culture seems to think all political women should fit into one of two categories — “Mama Grizzlies” or Raging Flukes — it’s very refreshing to see a powerful woman on the national stage who isn’t trying to leverage a stereotype for advancement. She’s extremely comfortable in her own shoes and it showed.
Now I’m sure I don’t agree with former Secretary Rice on at least a couple issues, not the least of which is the all-important consideration of life. You still can’t deny that she rivaled even Chris Christie in her ability to articulate the challenges facing our country, including but not limited to failing public schools, an incoherent foreign policy, a bloated welfare state and a genuine economic disaster. And who better to make those arguments than an intelligent, beautiful American black woman raised in a segregated South but nevertheless triumphant as the nation’s first female secretary of state? Not that MSNBC gives a damn.
Ultimately, Election 2012 is a discussion about what America “is.” Is this a land of opportunity where government serves its citizens’ rights? Or is this a socialist paradise where the population labors to support the state? Obama and Rice find themselves on opposite sides of that divide, and while both have every reason to adore the American Experiment, only one of them truly does. THAT fact really showed last night, Save Jerseyans, and it’s the reason why Dr. Rice’s speech was far and away the most effective yet of this entire convention.
Watch her speech if you haven’t already: