Romney Veepstakes … Drudge Says Romney Narrows VP Choices, Condoleezza Rice is Frontrunner

 

The Drudge Reports has an exclusive, Mitt Romney has narrowed the Vice President choices to run on the GOP ticket in 2012 and the frontrunner is Condoleezza Rice. How big would this be for the Romney ticket? Choosing Condi, the former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser, would provide instant foreign policy street cred, a brilliant and intelligent woman and take away the race card from the Democrats. Let alone all but sure up the Independent vote for Romney.

Late Thursday evening, Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign launched a new fundraising drive, ‘Meet The VP’ — just as Romney himself has narrowed the field of candidates to a handful, sources reveal.

And a surprise name is now near the top of the list: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice!

The timing of the announcement is now set for ‘coming weeks’.

Even though Rice has stated in the past that she was not interested in being VP, she did receive two standing ovations at Romney’s Utah retreat a few weeks ago, and wowed everyone in the crowd. Rice has stated, “This is a truly consequential election. This is perhaps a turning point for the country. I’m very often asked to speak about the foreign policy aspects and there are some key important foreign policy issues before us.”

Many of those same attendees said the star speaker of the weekend was former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who received and a standing ovation.  Ambassador Charles Cobb, who served as ambassador to Iceland from 1989 to 1992, said Rice was “spectacular” and described her as a “very bright, sophisticated, articulate lady.”

Husband-and-wife donors from Los Angeles who did not want to be identified said Rice’s message was one of “America needing to take charge.”

“We can’t stand by and let things happen,” the wife said. “If we do, someone else will take that leadership role.”

They both described her address as an “impassioned plea” for the country to “stand up and take charge.”

More from the Drudge Report:

In recent days, she emailed supporters:

“2012 is perhaps a turning point for the United States.”

“The upcoming elections loom as one of the most important in my lifetime,” she warned. “I’m very often asked to speak about our current foreign policy and the challenges that lie before us. However, we, as a country, are not going to be able to address any of those international challenges unless we first get our domestic house in order.”

Rush Limbaugh ponders could the VP be Condi?

If Romney chooses Condeleeza Rice and she says yes, who is not going to look forward to the VP debate? Can you imagine, Condi debating the babbling idiot that os Joe Biden? It might just be the first time in political debate history where the whiffle ball mercy rule is used.



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  • Comments

    17 Responses to “Romney Veepstakes … Drudge Says Romney Narrows VP Choices, Condoleezza Rice is Frontrunner”

    1. NGBoston on July 12th, 2012 9:14 pm

      Condi would be an excellent pick!!!

    2. Tamikosmom on July 12th, 2012 9:44 pm

      ALLEN WEST?

      Romney Town Hall Supporters Fret About Candidate’s Toughness
      July 10, 2012, 2:35 PM

      Conservative elites have publicly scolded Mitt Romney in the past week for not being either tough or savvy enough to take on President Obama. At a town hall in Grand Junction, Colo., Tuesday questions from the audience suggested the rest of the base might share those concerns.

      Romney’s very first question was from an audience member who wanted to know how the nominee would combat attacks in the media — and suggesting the pugnacious Rep. Allen West (R-FL) as a running mate for that very reason.

      “We need a fighter,” the questioner said. “I’ve been listening to Allen West talk. He’d make a great VP. He’s a fighter and that’s what we want.”

      Romney replied that “all suggestions were welcome,”

      Read more:
      http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/07/romney-town-hall-grand-junction-colorado-nervous-health-care-outsourcing-allen-west.php

    3. A Texas Grandfather on July 12th, 2012 9:46 pm

      I love the last sentence in your piece. Joe the babbler would get killed by Condi in a debate.

      The real problem is would she accept the position. She has publicly stated she did not want to get back into politics.

    4. Tamikosmom on July 12th, 2012 9:59 pm

      Legal Immigrants are not the enemy. Those who choose to bypass the immigration procedure and enter the United States illegally are the enemy.

      +++++++

      Condoleezza Rice

      Jul 12, 2012 9:00pm
      Drudge Report Lists Condi Rice as Top Romney VP Candidate

      Also, there’s the question of her policies. While she has the foreign policy experience to complement Romney, some of her domestic positions could be an issue.

      On immigration, Rice has given speeches over the last year, publicly lamenting that the Bush administration couldn’t get immigration reformed passed. Her favorite talking point? “WHEN DID IMMIGRANTS BECOME THE ENEMY?”

      http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/drudge-report-lists-condi-rice-as-top-romney-vp-candidate/

    5. barbreee on July 12th, 2012 10:04 pm

      I love her. She is the hope and change that I want.

    6. Tamikosmom on July 12th, 2012 10:21 pm

      LTC Allen West on Illegal Immigration

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmn0mFV7xFs

    7. Tamikosmom on July 12th, 2012 10:26 pm

      Allen West ‘Dejected’ By Mitt Romney’s Lack Of A Position On Immigration
      June 18th, 2012

      Romney appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday where he was asked repeatedly if he would repeal President Obama’s directive. Romney avoided taking a firm position on the matter during the interview, but indicated that he supports the underlying reform that the President’s directive has addressed.

      “I believe the status of young people who come here through no fault of their own is an important matter to be considered and should be solved on a long-term basis so they know what their future would be in this country,” Romney told CBS’ Bob Schieffer on Sunday.

      West told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Monday “I guess I feel a little bit dejected,” by Romney’s repeatedly avoiding taking a firm position on immigration.

      West said he was firmly opposed to the President’s move to halt the deportation of the children of illegal immigrants.

      “You know the last time we had this was with King George the III, and we didn’t like it too much,” said West. “And I think what you’re seeing is the resurrection of an imperial presidency.”

      On Friday, West suggested that the President’s move on illegal immigration was a way of allowing undocumented immigrants a “backdoor” access to the ballot in November.

      “Is this one of those backdoor opportunities to allow people in the next five months to get the opportunity to vote,” West asked

      http://www.mediaite.com/online/allen-west-dejected-by-mitt-romneys-lack-of-a-position-on-immigration/

    8. Scared Monkeys on July 13th, 2012 7:20 am

      I agree TG, she has stated that she did not want to get back into politics. However, if she thought it was a higher calling to save her country, maybe she might have a chance of mind. If Condi was the choice … it would be a game changer and a possible future spring board to see the first female President.

      RED

    9. Tamikosmom on July 13th, 2012 8:34 am

      Jeremiah 1:5
      Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart

      ++++++

      Mildly Pro Choice?

      Jul 12, 2012 9:00pm
      Drudge Report Lists Condi Rice as Top Romney VP Candidate

      Also, there’s the question of her policies. While she has the foreign policy experience to complement Romney, some of her domestic positions could be an issue. ….

      On abortion, she is well to the left of Romney, who in mid-life turned against abortion rights.

      In a 2008 interview with CBS News’ 60 Minutes, Rice described herself as “mildly pro-choice.”

      “I myself am someone who believes strongly in parental notification. … I’m against late-term abortion, which is, I think, really very cruel.” But she said she’s not for overturning Roe V. Wade. “I have not wanted to see the law changed because it’s an area that I worry about the government being involved in.”

      http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/drudge-report-lists-condi-rice-as-top-romney-vp-candidate/

    10. Tamikosmom on July 13th, 2012 9:01 am

      Feb 21, 2012 3:03pm
      Romney Defends Conservative Values, Says Obama Has ‘Secular Agenda’

      Romney, 64, even invoked his pro-life position during an answer to a question about who might fill the vice presidential slot if he becomes the nominee.

      “My vice presidential nominee will be pro-life,” he said. “If I am fortunate to become the nominee, I will also choose someone who is conservative to the core, who understands what it takes to make America strong again, and who is unquestionably an individual who can lead the nation if something were to happen to me.”

      http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/romney-defends-conservative-values-says-obama-has-secular-agenda/

    11. Tamikosmom on July 13th, 2012 9:28 am

      Drudge Report? Red State?

      TRENDING: Report sparks speculation of Rice as Romney running mate
      July 13th, 2012 09:53 AM ET

      The Drudge Report headline sparked anger among some social conservatives. Erick Erickson, a CNN contributor and the editor of Red State, a popular conservative blog, tweeted that he had been assured by people in the Romney campaign that the choice would not be Rice.

      “RICE IS NOT THE VEEP PICK,” Erickson wrote early Friday morning on Red State.

      http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/13/report-sparks-speculation-of-rice-as-romney-running-mate/

    12. Tamikosmom on July 13th, 2012 10:49 am

      Feb 21, 2012 3:03pm
      Romney Defends Conservative Values, Says Obama Has ‘Secular Agenda’

      “My vice presidential nominee will be pro-life,” he said. “If I am fortunate to become the nominee, I will also choose someone who is conservative to the core, who understands what it takes to make America strong again, and who is unquestionably an individual who can lead the nation if something were to happen to me.”

      http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/romney-defends-conservative-values-says-obama-has-secular-agenda/

      +++++++

      Allen West’s Fiery Anti-Abortion Speech: ‘This Fight Shall Not End Until We Protect Our Unborn’
      Posted on January 24, 2012

      Video:
      http://www.theblaze.com/stories/allen-west-delivers-fiery-march-for-life-speech-this-fight-shall-not-end-until-we-protect-our-unborn/

    13. Tamikosmom on July 13th, 2012 11:09 am

      ALLEN WEST

      Tea Party Floats Allen West as Veep Possibility
      Thursday, July 12, 2012

      Some high-profile Tea Party conservatives have suggested that Mitt Romney make Florida Rep. Allen West his vice presidential nominee

      According to West’s communications director, if Romney asked him to be his running mate, he would go home, talk with his wife and daughters, and pray before making a decision.

      West’s office said the Romney camp has not reached out to him yet.

      http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2012/July/Tea-Party-Floats-Allen-West-as-Veep-Possibility/
      .
      .
      CONDOLEEZZA RICE

      Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 07/13/2012
      Condi Rice as Romney’s VP pick? Drudge won’t take no for an answer

      In March, Rice, appearing on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” strongly rejected the possibility that she would be the vice presidential nominee.

      “I think we should go another direction and find somebody who really wants to be in elected office,” Rice said. “How many ways can I say it? Not me.”

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/think-tanked/post/condi-rice-as-romneys-vp-pick-drudge-wont-take-no-for-an-answer/2012/07/13/gJQAEn6mhW_blog.html

    14. Jayne on Left Coast on July 13th, 2012 11:34 am

      Meh, I am not thrilled by the thought of Condi being Veep. She would wipe the floor with Biden,but still can’t get excited over her.

    15. Tamikosmom on July 13th, 2012 12:13 pm

      Condoleezza Rice is far from politically naive. Her position within the Bush administration implies that she realizes it is not about race when electing the President of the United States … it is about the candidate’s ideology. t cannot comprehend why anyone who claims to embrace a conservative position on the political spectrum would hail the election of Barack Obama whose left wing ideology extends beyond liberalism as a step forward for America.

      My son’s American inlaws who were watching the returns along with friends in the tiny community of Lynden, Washington cried at the election outcome on that historical day in November, 2008. There was no rejoicing among the 50+ present in that home.

      I am done on the topic.

      ++++

      Rice hails Obama’s win as a ‘step forward’
      November 06, 2008

      WASHINGTON — An emotional Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reveled Wednesday in Barack Obama’s election, calling it an “extraordinary step forward” for the nation. …

      She called the Democratic president-elect “inspirational” and said his victory was proof of America’s promise.

      “This was an exercise in American democracy of which Americans across the political spectrum are justifiably proud,” she said.

      “As an African American, I’m especially proud,” said Rice, her eyes glistening with emotion, “because this is a country that’s been through a long journey, in terms of overcoming wounds and making race” less of a factor. “That work is not done, but yesterday was obviously an extraordinary step forward.

      http://articles.latimes.com/2008/nov/06/nation/na-rice6

    16. barbreee on July 14th, 2012 12:53 pm

      Today, I was driving down a street in my town, and I see all these people who look derelict, downtrodden, drug addled, dirty. Don’t seem to have a place to go or a thing to do. Then I thought, these are American Citizens. If something drastic doesn’t start happening in this country,this is our future. These guys sure didn’t look like taxpayers to me. Someday, these people will outnumber the people that have the American ethic, and work to support themselves and make a better life. We need an inspirational example. It sure as #&%@ ain’t been Obama.

    17. Ashley Gray on August 8th, 2012 10:26 pm

      Ladies and gentlemen, America: Wake-up!!! I am ashamed to say I voted for Obama. Forgive me!! Having said that, I am an Independent who over the years tended to vote Democratic; HOWEVER, OBAMA has to go…..ALLEN WEST is the first candidate I have been excited about in years!! He’s a fighter. He makes no excuses; he tells it like it is and I, for one, would gladly get out and campaign for this man. He has experience and wisdom. Let’s take our great country BACK. Quit apologizing the the USA! Get out, Obama, and your little dog, too!

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