Friday, August 31, 2012

Condoleezza Rice was actually Vetted for VP?

I just read that Condoleezza Rice was vetted for Romney's VP, but as we all know, she wasn't chosen. It's a little surprising considering the respect and power she still has.

But a few reasons has popped up on why she was passed up. RadarOnline has the scoop:
"Condi was fully vetted to become Mitt Romney's running mate and turned over financial records, including tax returns," a source close to Rice tells Radar.

"Mitt thought she would add much needed foreign policy experience to the ticket, thinks she is incredibly bright and he knew she would help with the all important female vote and African American support.

"However, Mitt's advisers talked him out of it because Condi is pro-choice and she isn't willing to change her position on the controversial issue. Condi also supports same sex civil unions which again, put her at odds with Romney. Mitt had a hard time getting the ultra conservative support of the GOP and was told if he picked Condi that would immediately be lost and so he ultimately picked Congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate."
I think he missed a great opportunity, but oh well.

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