This is unimaginably tragic.
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):
We are extremely disappointed by former Governor Mitt Romney regarding his selection for Vice President, as new evidence suggests Condoleezza Rice's tolerance cost her a spot on the ticket.
According to her friends, she was a definite finalist and her penchant for equality worked against her.
"Condi was fully vetted to become Mitt Romney's running mate… Mitt thought she would add much needed foreign policy experience to the ticket, thinks she is incredibly bright and he knew she would help with the all important female vote and African American support."
And Mitt would be right!
Left, right, middle, apolitical — anyone familiar the former Secretary of State knows she is a brilliant thinker with a ton of foreign policy experience. She would unquestionably help gain support from female and African American demographics.
She sounds like the PERFECT candidate! So why would he pass her up for the far less revered — though admittedly super, duper dreamy — Congressman from Wisconsin, Paul Ryan?
The source explained:
"Mitt's advisers talked him out of it because Condi is pro-choice and she isn't willing to change her position on the controversial issue. Condi also supports same sex civil unions which again, put her at odds with Romney."
Wow. That's absurd!
A candidate with more experience, more politically savvy, and more appealing to vital demographics is eschewed because she believes in a woman's right to chose?
And believes a man or woman is entitled to marry whomever they want?
So, essentially, she wasn't selected because she wasn't bigoted!!
Meanwhile, Ryan Paul, as good-looking as he is, did his party damage the other day with an RNC speech filled with inaccuracies!
Condi, on the other hand, is renowned for her elegant and accurate public speaking!
It seems like the party chose the wrong candidate. They are shooting themselves in the foot over antiquated beliefs aimed at infringing upon the rights of others!
When will people learn? Live and let live!
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