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Condi Rice Doesn’t Want to Be VP

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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talks about her new book, "Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family," during the Newsmakers luncheon at the National Press Club October 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. The book is about Rice's family and growing up in racially-segregated Birmingham, Alabama, during the 1950s and 60s.

Condoleezza Rice may be fundraising up a storm for the Romney campaign, but that doesn’t mean she wants to be his VP—though it might behoove Mitt to choose a qualified woman as his running mate. “I didn’t run for student council president. I don’t see myself in any way in elected office,” the former secretary of state said Tuesday on CBS This Morning. “I love policy. I’m not particularly fond of politics.” And unlike some people who say they’re not interested but hint otherwise, Condi means it. “I’m saying there’s no way that I will do this, because it’s really not me. I know my strengths, and Governor Romney needs to find someone who wants to run with him.”