Would Condoleezza Rice be a Good Choice for Romney VP?

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Monday, July 16, 2012

Would Condoleezza Rice be a Good Choice for Romney VP?

Condoleezza Rice, the former Secretary of State in the last Bush administration and national security adviser in the previous one, reportedly is among Mitt Romney's choice as a running mate.

Rice is "moderately" pro-choice, meaning many restrictions. She is for civil unions, not same-sex marriage.

Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal noted in his column last April that Rice "was a bad national security adviser and a bad Secretary of State. She was on the wrong side of some of the administration's biggest internal policy fights, she had a tendency to flip-flop when it came to the president's core priorities, and her political misjudgment more than once cost Mr. Bush dearly. She was a muddler of differences at the National Security Council. Her tenure at state was notable mainly for the degree to which the bureaucracy ran her, not the other way around."

There's more, but you get the point. Rice may be attractive for external reasons, but I'm wondering if she would be acceptable to the base.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Publication date: July 16, 2012