Despite The Drudge “Scoop,” Condi Rice Is Not Going To Be Romney’s Running Mate
Matt Drudge spent much of the late afternoon teasing a purported scoop about Romney’s VP choices, and here’s what he posted around 7:30pm:
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’.
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.”
Don’t believe it. It’s utter nonsense. The idea that Romney is going to pick someone who has never held elective office, who is pro-choice, and who has said repeatedly that she doesn’t want the job is absurd.
Quite honestly, given the rather obvious ties that have been seen between the Romney camp and Drudge this year, I suspect this may be an effort by the campaign to change the news cycle and distract attention from the Bain story.