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Condoleezza Rice Addresses VP Speculation

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One of the public figures occasionally mentioned as a possible Republican vice presidential contender in 2012 is former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

But when asked on "Fox and Friends" Tuesday morning whether she would join a ticket with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, should he win the nomination, Rice was less than enthusiastic. She said running for office was "not her strong suit," and she was confident the GOP would "find the right person."

"I think we should go another direction and find somebody who really wants to be in elected office," she said, adding, "How many ways can I say it? Not me."

Rice also commented on Iran, suggesting the Obama administration was sending "mixed signals" about its stance toward the country.

"The president has said he has a military option and he means he will use it, but then you do get the back stories and the whispers here and there and occasionally someone questioning whether or not the military option is a real option -- and the Iranians just eat that up," she said.


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