Dr. Charles W. Dunn, Dean of the School of Government at Regent University has suggested Condoleezza Rice as the best choice for McCain’s running mate.
What Rice would bring to the ticket, says Dr Dunn, is that she is a known and capable Black, a woman, highly educated, with proven foreign policy experience, a solid conservative. She would be acceptable to the Evangelical community and has an affiinity for the arts.
Ms Rice was born Novermber 14, 1954 in Birmingham, AL, the only daughter of a Presbyterian minister. A daughter of the South, she experienced firsthand the injustices of Birmingham’s discriminatory laws and attitudes. Rice recalls various times in which she suffered discrimination on account of her race, which included being relegated to a storage room at a department store instead of a regular dressing room, being barred from going to the circus or the local amusement park, being denied hotel rooms, and even being given bad food at restaurants.
During High School, she had dreams of becoming a concert pianist. Although her career plans changed, she still practices often and plays with a chamber music group, and has performed at diplomatic events at embassies.
Condoleezza earned a bachelors in Political Science (Phi Beta Kappa) from University of Denver and a Masters from Notre Dame. At age 26, she was a warded a PhD from the Graduate School of International Studies at Denver, with a dissertation on military policy and politics in Czechoslovakia.
As Provost, she had budget responsibilities over the University’s multi-million dollar budget. She inherited a $20M deficit, which she eliminated within two years – and created a record surplus of over $14.5 million.
Dr Rice is an eloquent speaker, a competent administrator, and is known and respected around the world. Should Senator McCain choose her as his running mate, she would be an excellent choice.