The US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice stated yesterday that it is a remarkable accomplishment that Obama, a black politician, has been selected as his party’s presumptive presidential nominee.
“I think it’s great, and I think it’s great for our country,” Rice said.
“Colin Powell was the first black person to be America’s top diplomat, I am the second,” Rice said in an interview with CNN. “It just shows that our country has been doing this for a while and it’s great that this last barrier perhaps, has also come down.”
Rice also elucidated that she did not want to be considered for vice president. She specified that she wanted to go to California and write a book about America’s foreign policy after President Bush leaves office in January.
“Look, I’ve done my part, and I’ve got six months to sprint to the finish and then I have other things that I want to do,” she said. “There are issues that have come to concern me greatly. Some that I was concerned about before I came here, like the state of education in the United States, which I think is at the root of our competitiveness.”