WASHINGTON-- As a former Secretary of State and National Security adviser, it's not every day Condoleezza Rice chooses to talk domestic policy over foreign issues. And as a scholar with a Ph.D. in political science, it's not every day that she chooses to talk politics over policy.
But on Monday night during a super PAC fundraiser at the Capitol Hill Club, a private hangout for Republicans only steps from the House office buildings, Rice wasn't shy about diving into both.
Rice, whose post-Bush years have been spent mostly at Stanford University, is making her voice heard in political circles again. Just days after reportedly bringing down the house with a powerful speech at a Utah retreat with Republicans donors for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, Rice flew to Washington to headline a fundraiser for ShePAC, a new super PAC that supports conservative female candidates. The appearance was notably her very first DC fundraiser for a political outside group, complete with a private foreign policy briefing with sitting female lawmakers and Republican House and Senate candidates from across the country.
"This is a truly consequential election. This is perhaps a turning point
for the country. I'm very often asked to speak about the foreign policy
aspects and there are some key important foreign policy issues before
us," Rice said before briefly listing a series of challenges abroad.
"There are many foreign policy issues on the agenda, but we are not
going to address any of those international challenges unless we get it
right at home. And it's not right at home right now, and the American
people know it." (Full story!)