One News Now: Mitt and Condi? Pros and cons …
I appreciate this article from OneNewsNow. Much as Condi might bring to -ecch- Romney’s ticket, she would not be appropriate. Bauer forgets the most critical reason for this; simply because Condi is openly pro choice! As stated in a related article by WND “Her appointment would also represent Romney’s first official betrayal of his own word to appoint a pro-life vice president.” http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/why-condi-rice-is-a-bad-choice/ How’s that going to sit with us pro life conservatives? Romney’s supposed to be pro life. Well… he’d better stick to his guns, and not flip flop on that issue!
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Mitt and Condi? Pros and cons …
At least one pro-family leader is expressing concern over conjecture that Mitt Romney could pick former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a running mate.
A recent article on the Drudge Report claiming Condolezza Rice is a possible VP choice for Romney created a buzz with Washington insiders. Pundits wonder if the speculation was a leaked story by the Romney campaign to move the media focus off of the presumptive GOP nominee’s connection to Bain Capital.
Gary Bauer, president of the conservative group American Values, said it is easy to see why Rice — with a 66-percent approval rating — would be considered.
“She would appeal to suburban independents who may be key in this election,” notes Bauer. “She’s smart, articulate, and likable — and like Cheney with Bush and Biden with Obama, she would bring foreign policy experience to the ticket. And I suspect, by the way, that Vice President Biden … is probably hyperventilating. Imagine a debate between Biden — otherwise known as ‘foot in mouth’ — and Rice.” NOW THAT PROVOKES LAUGHTER! “X”
Bauer believes Rice’s presence on the ticket would give ammunition to not only Obama’s election team, but to the mainstream media as well, that a Romney administration would simply be a repeat of the George W. Bush administration. Rice headed up the State Department during Bush’s second term after serving as his national security advisor in the first term.
Bauer also expressed concern that Rice has no campaign experience and there are many issues where her views are unknown.
“The establishment loves her — but Romney already has the establishment,” the former presidential candidate points out. “His challenge is the conservative base that continues to be lukewarm [to his candidacy], and I’m not sure Condi Rice would the one who would turn us [conservatives] on ….”
Rice denies the report. Romney campaign officials say the selection will be announced before the GOP convention, which begins August 27 in Tampa, Florida.