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July 13, 2012 11:37 am

Report: Condoleezza Rice “Front-Runner” for Romney’s VP

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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Photo: wiki commons.

Yahoo – The Drudge Report ran a blaring headline late Thursday night reporting that sources within Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign say Condoleezza Rice, who served as secretary of state and national security adviser under President George W. Bush, is a “front-runner” for the running mate slot.

Matt Drudge, the founder of the site, has close ties to members of Romney’s inner circle and runs one of the most popular news aggregation sites on the Web. For the past few days, President Barack Obama’s campaign has hammered Romney by questioning his business record at Bain Capital—one top Obama aide even went as far as suggesting Romney could be a felon—so it’s not surprising that Romney would want to change the conversation to speculation about his vice presidential choice. The question remains, however: Is Romney actually considering Rice, or is the “leak” just a distraction?

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