Notice anything? A complete lack of important names, perhaps? Who are these Republicans hoping for a Condi run? Well, Gearan sites a Poly-Sci professor from... um... Iowa, and a blogger named Paul, although the author doesn't feel any need to name the blog specifically, and a single web site, americansforrice.com, and... well, that's all.
And, in fact, two of the only attributed quotes in the article come from Condi herself: "No, I will not run for President of the United States," and "I don't want to run for anything. I really don't."
And here's another one, from professor Jack Pitney at the prestigious and influencial (that's sarcasm) Clairmont McKenna College: "She's still a long shot. We can all take this buzz a lot more seriously when she starts saying nice things about ethanol." Professor Pitney! Restrain yourself!
Hmmm... none of this really sounds like clamouring, does it? Slow news day, Anne?
On the other hand, take a look at that web site posted above... they offer Condi gear! Somebody please buy me this hat: