A slew of conservative Republicans are coming out to harshly object to the idea of Condoleezza Rice as the running mate for Mitt Romney, saying her pro-choice views would make her unacceptable to the conservative base of the Republican Party.
When the story was first floated on the Drudge Report that Romney was considering the former Secretary of State as his running mate, some observers speculated that it perhaps was the Romney campaign’s way of sending up a trial balloon to see how the base would respond. Well, thanks to stories on sites like NewsMax, Romney is getting his answer. A very loud “No!”
Led by anti-abortion groups and pro-life leaders, the conservatives are sending the message to Romney that he would be in serious trouble with them were he to pick Rice.
Fox News host and former GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee, who has been on many lists as a possible vice presidential contender, said it would be “a disaster” if Romney were to pick Rice.
“They’d sit on their hands,” Huckabee said of the conservatives in the party. “Absolutely they will.