The Althouse blog looked at this yesterday, and discussed possible reasons for floating her name at this time.
- Slow News Week
- Offset Romney at NAACP Conf
- Arguing Rob Portman vs Tim Pawlenty is boring
- "Send the Obama campaign into a tizzy."
- MY FAVORITE—"Somebody trying to make money on Intrade?"
Here is the view from the Anchoress, who thinks that she would be a major problem for the Democrats.
Let’s be frank. Condoleeza Rice is as qualified as anyone to be Vice President and would be a damn sight less buffoonish in the office than Joe Biden. She is a graceful diplomat, a fine academic; she is knowledgeable, savvy, internationally experienced; with Putin ascending, her formidable understanding of Russia and the Russian mind and history could be invaluable. The troops love her and would accept her as Commander-in-Chief. In fact, Ms. Rice is a good deal more qualified to be president than perhaps either Mr. Romney — for all his business experience — or Mr. Obama, who nearly four years into the gig still seems not to have a handle on the office, its limits or its nuances, and who looks, increasingly, like a man who wishes it would all go away and let him play golf.But, as Ms Elizabeth Scalia points out, she is a "woman" and the chance of her becoming the first woman president destroys the Democratic Party narrative arc.
Regards — Cliff