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.