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As Mitt Romney prepares to take a few days away from the campaign trail to strategize with top and key advisors, the story breaks that he has narrowed down his list of potential VP picks, and that Secretary of State Condaleeza Rice is appearing to be his top choice:
From DRUDGE REPORT
ROMNEY NARROWS VP CHOICES; CONDI EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER Thu Jul 12 2012 19:30:01 ET
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.”
Would this change the game? Would the polls move any, since most recent polls show Romney and Obama in an almost virtual tie?
With the first primary in the “midterm” election cycle underway in the great state of Illinois, with the possibility of the seat once held by the POTUS going Red in November, I am interested in what characteristics, views, issues, etc. that you look for in a candidate. I am interested in the views from all sides as to what would be the ideal candidate that would get your vote.