The Drudge Report is starting some mess today, saying a “source” said President Obama believes Mitt Romney wants Gen. David Petraeus as his running mate.
Drudge Report: President Obama whispered to a top fundraiser this week that he believes GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney wants to name Gen. David Petraeus to the VP slot!
“The president wasn’t joking,” the insider explains to the DRUDGE REPORT.
A Petraeus drama has been quietly building behind the scenes.
Romney is believed to have secretly met with the four-star general in New Hampshire.
The pick could be a shrewd Romney choice. A cross-party pull. The Obama administration hailed Petraeus as one of history’s greatest military strategists. Petraeus was unanimously confirmed as the Director of the CIA by the US Senate 94-0.
But Petraeus has categorically asserted that he has NO political ambitions. And Team Obama stands prepared to tie one of their own to “Bush wars.” A Petraeus pick could been seen as simply shuffling the decks of power in DC.
“He’s a serious man, for seriously dangerous times,” notes a top Republican.
Didn’t the Drudge Report also claim former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was on the short list for VP? Only for Ms. Rice to come out and say she’s not interested in the position?
The White House’s response — “Be mindful of your sources.”