I don’t know how important a VP pick really is. Can anyone really say that Biden did or didn’t play a role in getting Obama elected? Palin certainly drew attention when she was selected by McCain, but McCain could have chosen Reagan and he still would ave lost.
I’m not sure that the pick will really truly matter. However, it WILL provide gigabits of data for those of us junkies out there.
With that said, I really would like the pick to be someone who has “done” something. A governor, the head of an agency, a director of this or that, anything. Anything but another senator or congressman. It’s for these reasons that I don’t like any talk of a Rubio or a Ryan. The role of an executive should be filled by someone qualified to be an executive.
My favorite pick to date has been Condi Rice. And the rumors are flying today:
Political observers are asking whether Mitt Romney could pick Condoleezza Rice as his running mate a day after a story on the Drudge Report said she has emerged as the front-runner.
I think the pick would be perfect. Rice is an accomplished statesman on her own right. She’s gifted intellectually, has a resume a mile long and is well liked among conservatives:
Strategists acknowledge picking the former Bush administration secretary of State would be a bold, unconventional choice that could broaden support for Romney among independents.
Romney may wait until the convention to name his choice. We might be weeks away. And this may just be a tactic to change the narrative from Bain to something/anything else.
Who knows. But I think Ms. Rice would be a fantastic choice.