Not that it necessarily matters at this point — though every negative endorsement helps! — but former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has remained totally mum on the topic of Donald Trump's candidacy, refusing any sort of endorsement thus far but also refusing to sign on with a slew of her high-level Republican colleagues, all of them former national security personnel, in a damning open letter endorsing Hillary Clinton last week.

Saying that while they may have doubts about Clinton as President, "Donald Trump is not the answer to America’s daunting challenges and to this crucial election," and they wrote, "We are convinced that in the Oval Office, he would be the most reckless President in American history."

The Chronicle points out that neither Rice nor her elder statesman colleague at Stanford, "the 95-year-old GOP eminence grise" George Shultz chose to join the pile-on, though many who worked in the George W. Bush administration and others from administrations as far back as Nixon all signed their names, including former legal adviser to the Department of State John B. Bellinger III, former Secretaries of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff, and multiple former Deputy National Security Advisors.

Shultz, notably, decided to demur on the topic of Trump back in May in speaking with CNN, as many Republicans were doing at the time. But, as the Chron points out, if you look back at 2012 around this time, both Rice and Shultz were vocal supporters of Mitt Romney and had no problem making their choices known.

Meanwhile, true to form and blind party loyalty, former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld have come out and endorsed Trump, but we all know by now that they both basically want to set the planet on fire and always have.

So what's it going to be, Condi? Will it be blind party loyalty or an ashamed, quiet tick of the box for Clinton this November?

As Menlo Park resident Ricardo Reyes, founder of the group Republicans for Clinton, tells the Chronicle, "Walking away from Trump is relatively easy. But that long mile that you have to walk to support Hillary Clinton is very tough."

Previously: Video: Condoleezza Rice Bloodies Woman Via Golf Ball To The Face