A new poll suggests if John McCain chose Condoleezza Rice as his running mate, the ticket would win big, even taking the state of New York by 3 against a Hillary Clinton/Barack Obama ticket.
I find this poll quite surprising. While Rice is certainly qualified for the position, Iâ€™m not sure what she adds to McCainâ€™s campaign. She has no domestic policy experience and sheâ€™s closely tied to the foreign policy failures of the George W. Bush administration. My only guess is that the poll is bad or people are assuming her to be a moderate on everything except Iraq. Her race and gender may play a role too, although itâ€™s hard to say to what extent.
Rice, for her part, continues to deny interest in the slot but any more polls like this one will certainly give McCain reason to seriously consider the Secretary of State.