There have been numerous comments regarding the Drudge Report headline that Condoleezza Rice is at the top of the list as Mitt Romney's running mate along the lines of "it will never happen as Mitt is running a "Play it safe" campaign.
Romney has come under a lot of criticism from Republicans' some quite prominent in the media, for what has been perceived as a low key, lacklustre and defensive campaign so far.
Certainly the notion that Romney will, in contrast to a controversial figure like Rice, choose someone who will not be a "distraction" e.g. a Portman or Pawlenty has been the general meme.
Those who hold that view in the media, especially those on the left, which is of course the bulk of the media, point to what they describe as the "disastrous" choice of Sarah Palin "who cost McCain the election' as a hobgoblin stricture that Romney should not make the same "mistake."
Well Lord save us from our "friends and their advice. The facts are that Palin actually revived McCain's moribund campaign and put him in the lead until the financial collapse and McCain's "suspension" of his campaign which does not fit either their hatred of Palin or their "advice" to an opponent.
The commentator "technopeasant at Conservatives4Palin survey's Romney's current campaign and makes a very valid comparison to the disastrous campaign of Thomas E. Dewey against Harry Truman.
Fine, let Romney carry on playing it safe and hoping for an economic collapse-heaven forbid he shoudl do something bold like choosing a Rice or Palin to shore up the base and galvanise his campaign. In the meantime Romney is 8 points behind Obama in Virginia which, if that holds on election day, means that Romney will have played safe right into Obama's second term.