Condi Rice Veep Buzz Designed to Divert From Bain

You may be shocked to learn that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will not be Mitt Romney's running mate pick. But what about that Drudge exclusive, you ask? The one with the BIG EXCLAMATION POINT after Condi's name?! The one that broke yesterday afternoon, after the Obama campaign spent an entire day hammering Romney for a Boston Globe story* that questioned the Mittster's truthfulness when he asserted that he was not involved with Bain Capital during its outsourcing years? 


Condoleezza Rice is a pro-choice woman who also oversaw two very unpopular wars. Pick her, and all the prevarication that led the U.S. into Iraq gets re-prosecuted in the court of public opinion. Pick her, and the evangelical vote fails to turn out.

As Poppy Bush might say, "Nah gah happ'n."

But it made for a nice shiny object for distracting the media from that nasty Bain stuff for a couple of hours there, no?

*Note that the Globe finally fessed up to drawing much of its sourcing for the Bain story from Mother Jonesand TPM.

AlterNet / By Adele M. Stan

Posted at July 13, 2012, 3:33am

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