Matt Drudge has it up and Dan Senor has the poop:
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is actively courting the Vice Presidential nomination, according to Republican Strategist Dan Senor. â€œCondi Rice has been actively, actually in recent weeks, campaigning for this,â€ Senor said this morning on â€œThis Week with George Stephanopoulos.â€
According to Senor, Rice has been cozying up to the Republican elite. â€œThere’s this ritual in Washington, the Americans for Tax Reform, which is headed by Grover Norquist, he holds a weekly meeting of conservative leaders, about 100, 150 people, sort of inside, chattering, class types,â€ Senor explained. â€œThey all typically get briefings from political conservative leaders. Ten days ago, they had an interesting visit. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The first time a Secretary of State has visited the Wednesday Meeting.â€
An excellent candidate but is she too close to President Bush for the GOP and John McCain’s liking? Rice is from California and would appeal to those moderate and independent voters in the Golden State.
However, Rice is pro-choice on abortion and will run into trouble with conservatives on this issue. Plus, she lacks executive experience.
Rice is an accomplished Secretary of State but Flap thinks there are better Vice Presidential choices for Senator McCain.
US President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talk with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on the third day of the NATO Summit conference in Bucharest, Friday April 4 2008.