Condi Rice Tops Republican Voters' Wish List For Veep
Former Bush administration official getting love from GOP base, in new poll
Condoleezza Rice’s week just got a little sunnier.
Rice, once the most politically powerful African American woman in the industrialized world, and the first black woman to be just two seats away in presidential succession, is now topping a vice presidential wish list among Republicans.
The former Secretary of State under George W. Bush has found favor with conservative voters and right-leaning independents, according to a new CNN/ORC International survey. The poll was conducted last week.
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Rice, however, has repeatedly dismissed the prospect of running for vice president, Politico reports.
Of course, that means she would be inevitable Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s running mate. Twenty-six percent of voters polled backed Rice’s selection as Romney’s VP.
Those polled had choices of eight names, including Republican budget architect Paul Ryan and “someone else.”