BREAKING: Condi emerges as top VP pick

| July 12 2012
Hannah Thoreson

BREAKING:  Few details have yet emerged, but former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is reported to be a top choice for the second position on the ballot with Mitt Romney.  For the most part, she has been out of politics and focused on more policy-oriented work in recent years, though she did help local Congressional candidate Ben Quayle to raise money for his campaign recently.

This seems like it could be a pretty valid piece of gossip the day after Romney’s speech at the NAACP convention, though it could also just be a way of rebutting some of the negative coverage that resulted.

From Drudge Report:

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’.

It was Condi who received two standing ovations at Romney’s Utah retreat a few weeks ago, and everyone left with her name on their lips.

Rice made an extended argument for American leadership in the world.

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.”

 

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