The Root’s David Swerdlick is clearly tapped into my mental mind:
Rice is also pro-choice in an anti-choice party that already doesn’t trust Romney’s conservative bona fides in light of his well-known flip-flop on the abortion issue.
And Rice has never run for office before — so that admirable “above the fray” quality would go right out the window once she did. The fact that her name keeps being mentioned as a serious contender says not much about her and much more about the politics of being on the vice presidential “short list.” In theory, she gets the prestige that comes from being on that list, and Romney gets credit for including an African-American woman among the finalists, even if everyone knows she won’t be the ultimate choice.
‘Romney gets credit for including an African-American woman among the finalists, even if everyone knows she won’t be the ultimate choice…’ Nah, bruh. On this point we differ, he doesn’t get any credit from me. It’s sensational spectacle, Rice has repeatedly shunned the idea of running for office and the vice presidency. Romney teasing the base with Rice reeks of pandering. So dude, just stop.
Oh, 2012 election, you spectacle and baby kissingpalooza, your tone deaf renditions of patriotic songs, your endless gaffes and missing tax records. Oh, Amercia.