The news is abuzz with the prospect that Condi Rice may be seeking the office of Vice President. What is particularly interesting to me in this regard is the extent to which it suggests that her differences with the Bush Administration in foreign policy might be at issue and the implications that accrue to the differences between McCain's geopolitical worldview and Bush's.
Of course this is not the primary reason for the buzz. Rather, or so it appears, the reason is for the identity monkey wrench it throws to the Democrats. However it is not so shortsighted as the particularly shallow counter-candidacy of Alan Keyes against Illinois Senator Obama when that little fiasco was attempted. Rice is a genuine superstar and darling of the GOP and very popular.
I think Rice makes for an attractive candidate and have no doubts she's up to it. Lots of people like her for lots of reasons, and her geopolitical gravitas is hardly dismissible. At any rate, her positions would certainly get the focus they deserve. Whether or not such is a good thing for McCain remains to be seen. I think it augers well for the independent vote as well as the dissident Democrat vote.
As much as I got excited about a Petraeus vice-presidency, I cannot see that working with McCain. Besides, I'd rather see Petraeus as SecDef.
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