Rice as Romney VP sparks Debate
Condoleezza Rice has said over and over again, there is no way she would be the running mate of Mitt Romney. However, a story released by the Drudge Report that she is the front-runner of the position, has sparked much debate.
Some conservatives are not happy with the idea that the former Secretary of State might be the vice presidential running mate of Romney.
Some conservatives said because Rice worked with George W. Bush, the least popular president still alive, was not good for Romney. They also said that Rice was an abortion rights supporter and has been considered pro-choice. One critic said Rice would create controversy and there was not a bloc of voters she would attract automatically.
On the other side, Sarah Palin the vice presidential nominee for the GOP in 2008 said Rice would be a great choice for vice president. Though Palin does not agree with Rice on abortion, she said that legislating abortion would fall on Congress, not the vice president.
Rice apparently wowed many Romney supporters with a speech she gave at a gathering of fundraisers recently at a Park City, Utah retreat. In addition, in a poll that was taken by CNN back in April, Rice was chosen as the Republican’s top choice for the vice presidential nominee. A former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, Peggy Noonan, said she though Rice would be a great choice to run with Romney at a meeting of business people. After making her comment, she said applause burst out.