Monday, July 16, 2012
The anti-Rice forces are formidable, and they are not wrong. Ramesh Ponnuru made a very tight case against Rice in National Review Online, though I think his prediction of "depressed" conservative turnout is off-base. My sense is that conservatives want to win, and they recognize that the only guy in the race who can spell "limited government" is Mitt.
All this said, my Spidey-Senses are tingling on this one. For some reason, I have become enamored with the line that Romney will choose someone steady, acceptable, conservative and safe. Many people think that is Rob Portman from Ohio. But with most Americans continuing to pin the blame for this economy on George Bush, I wonder about the wisdom of having his OMB Director and Trade Rep as a VP contestant.
Posted by The Conservative Wahoo at 7/16/2012