While the Obama and McCain campaigns were issuing speeches and statements during the Russian invasion of Georgia, who got the cease-fire job done?
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday signed the plan for a cease-fire in Georgia that his Georgian counterpart reluctantly agreed to a day earlier, setting the stage for a Russian troop withdrawal after more than a week of warfare.
Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili signed the deal Friday in Tbilisi after lengthy talks with Washington’s top diplomat, Condoleezza Rice.
You know a Condoleezza Rice-VP slot is not in the Democrats’ best interest when the AP story relegates the cease-fire broker credit to paragraph six.
And I’m not saying this because I’m black. I’m saying this because it would be smart, if not brilliant.
If McCain’s experience counts for anything, hopefully he’s mastered the political art of the bait and switch. While throwing obscure Republican names out there, the one person I predicted years ago that should be somewhere on the ticket, has single-handedly gone into the bear’s den and returned with what the United States (and the world) wanted.
Despite the numerous disses from the left, Condoleezza Rice knows the world’s players and has their respect. I mean, c’mon, how could you not respect a woman who sits down Sunday afternoons and can watch football with any of the guys and know as much (if not more) than the average male fan?
IF McCain is smart, his to-be-named running mate (hint: who we’ve heard may be pro-choice which we’ll have to live with) has been going around the world doing what Obama’s experts could only speculate on.
Condoleezza Rice stock just shot through the roof. Bringing about peace is something the American people can’t discount.
Let’s hope counting is something John McCain hasn’t forgotten how to do.