Condi Rice as Romney’s VP pick? Drudge won’t take no for an answer

Condoleezza Rice is the new frontrunner for Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick, according to a report late Thursday from the conservative Web site, The Drudge Report.

According to Drudge:

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’.

In March, Rice, appearing on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” strongly rejected the possibility that she would be the vice presidential nominee.

“I think we should go another direction and find somebody who really wants to be in elected office,” Rice said. “How many ways can I say it? Not me.”

Rice, now the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, said she prefers policy to politics, adding that the latter is not her “strong suit.”

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Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He blogs and hosts a podcast at governmentality.net and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.

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