Condi on the VP Slot: Thanks, But No Thanks

Helen Whalen Cohen

7/15/2012 8:59:00 AM - Helen Whalen Cohen

After last week's speculation, it looks like Condi is still uninterested in being Mitt's running mate:

Despite the Drudge Report’s article Thursday night reporting that  Condoleezza Rice is the new frontrunner to be Mitt Romney’s running mate, a spokesperson for the former secretary of state tells ABC News she is still not interested in the job.

In an email the spokesperson  said that Rice, who is on vacation, has no plans to comment specifically on the Drudge Report article, but that all of her previous statements denying interest in being Romney’s vice presidential pick “still stand.”

The Romney campaign has not commented on the report. Drudge has long appeared supportive of the Romney campaign and there are ties between the site’s founder, Matt Drudge, and Romney staffers.

Condi has said time and again that she isn't interested in holding any political offices in the future. Conservatives have been pretty divided over some of her domestic policy stances, particularly her 'mildly pro-choice' views. Now it looks like that will no longer be an issue. So who's next?