Perino: Condi Rice Not Eyeing White House Run or NFL Commish Job
Dana Perino made the case for former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a presidential candidate this morning, but revealed that Rice will not run in 2016.
"I talked to her office again this week. She's got no inclination to run. She doesn't want to be a candidate. As much pushing as we could do, we will never make her do it," said Perino.
To beat Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, Perino noted that there are more single women in American than ever before and Republicans are going to have to find a way to appeal to them.
She said that "won't be easy," but highlighted the economy and national security as the key issues that could win over single women. The former White House Press Secretary under George W. Bush does not believe a female candidate is needed to defeat Clinton.
"It takes ideas, energy, smarts, and a vision for America and a way to bring America together with concrete proposals that can get people energized."
Rice made an offhand remark years ago that her dream job would be NFL commissioner, but Perino does not think Rice has any serious interest in replacing Roger Goodell.
Perino said the country needs a candidate like Rice, adding that she even works behind the scenes to help the Obama administration with complex international issues, rather than criticize.
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