But then again, they usually don't think of their boss as their "husband" (even Brent Scowcroft!)
But as KOS points out:
1) ALL OF RICE'S VISITS ARE TO SWING STATES.
After this week, Rice will have given nine political speeches in two months - ALL in battleground states.
2) RICE DID NOT VISIT SWING STATES PRIOR TO THIS YEAR
In previous years, Condi Rice delivered her "outside-the-beltway" speeches in major metropolitan areas like Chicago and New York or understandable locations like her home state of California or Bush's home state of Texas. Recently, her travels have taken her to Oregon, Washington, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
3) RICE RARELY LEFT DC BEFORE THIS YEAR
In September and October of 2001, 2002, and 2003, Rice gave two or fewer speeches outside Washington.
4) RICE'S POLITICAL ACTIVITY IS UNPRECEDENTED
In the past, National Security Advisers have not given more than a couple speeches during presidential election season, and none have traveled into the field to make their boss's case as Condi has done
These folks sure demonstrate how seriously they take the war on terror don't they?