Looks like the Drudge Report is saying former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is now the number one choice for Vice President!
Here’s a MSM report on the Drudge report – a few highlights:
The Drudge Report, the conservative website, reports Thursday night that there is a new frontrunner to be Mitt Romney’s running mate: Condoleezza Rice.
The Romney campaign has not commented on the report. Drudge has long appeared supportive of the Romney campaign and there are ties between the site’s founder, Matt Drudge, and Romney staffers.
Rice, who was Secretary of State under President George W. Bush and is now a professor at Stanford University, is on vacation this weekend, according to her spokesperson. But there has been more and more buzz about this on the blogosphere and at some news outlets. The Washington Post published an op-ed this weekend about how some conservatives view Rice favorably because she’s the “anti-Palin” and then Bill Kristol predicted that she is a front-runner, because Ann Romney told CBS that they are considering a woman vice presidential candidate.
It could be significant that the campaign has said nothing. I think either this is a legitimate story OR it is a cover for a pick that Romney does not want attention given to: Which means a surprise pick.
Mark Levin strongly disagrees: Rice is a bad political pick because Romney would have to defend Bush as well as Bain Capital. Here is the video. I am not a fan of Levin because he dislikes Ron Paul.
Here’s from a letter from a battleground state (Port St. Lucie Florida) supporting Rice:
What is Mitt Romney waiting for? It is about time in his campaigning for him to do something bold and put Condoleezza Rice on the ticket. Then watch the Obama campaign go crazy. She would be a political game changer.
She is absolutely the most qualified candidate for VP. Her foreign policy, intelligence and experience in the private sector qualify her more for the presidency than for Romney’s running mate. Imagine her as VP and then becoming the first woman president.
Peggy Noonan reported her unscientific poll in re Rice:
About which a note. Speaking the other day to a gathering of businesspeople from across the country, I mentioned the subdued nature of the election and my thoughts as to its reasons. I was surprised to get no push-back afterward, even from political enthusiasts, only agreement.
But the news: When conversation turned to the vice presidential nominee, I said we all know the names of those being considered, spoke of a few, and then said Condoleezza Rice might be a brilliant choice.
Here spontaneous applause burst forth.
Consider: A public figure of obvious and nameable accomplishment whose attainments can’t be taken away from her. Washington experience—she wouldn’t be learning on the job. Never run for office but no political novice. An academic, but not ethereal or abstract. A woman in a year when Republicans aren’t supposed to choose a woman because of what is now called the 2008 experience—so the choice would have a certain boldness. A black woman in a campaign that always threatens to take on a painful racial overlay. A foreign-policy professional acquainted with everyone who’s reigned or been rising the past 20 years.
I should add here the look on the faces of the people who were applauding. They looked surprised by their own passion. Actually they looked relieved, like a campaign was going on and big things might happen and maybe it could get kind of . . . exciting.
So what is happening? Maybe a great political story…