Sounds like a definitive statement to me. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will not be a candidate for Vice President in 2008.
“I do not want to be, don’t intend to be, won’t be on [McCain’s] ticket,” she told the Associated Press in an interview in Alabama today where she received an honorary degree from Air University at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base.
“It’s time for me to do something else,” she added, saying she would return to Stanford University after the Bush administration leaves office next January.
Rice praised Sen. McCain, of Arizonia, as “an amazing man” with “great intellect” but said the last time she spoke with him was last month after his passport file had been breached…
“We’ll see in a few year’s what I do. But I — this is not the time for me,” she told the AP.
I would have liked to see her on the ticket, but I don't know that she would balance out McCain's policy strengths, though she would bring ethnic, gender, and age differences to the ticket that cannot be ignored. But would her more moderate social credentials have harmed her candidacy?
Interestingly enough, though, the statement does leave open some interesting possibilities for 2012...
H/T Hot Air