On his Thursday radio show, conservative talker Mark Levin had a visceral reaction to the possibility reported early in the day of a Mitt Romney-Condoleezza Rice Republican ticket this November.
Although her name is mentioned as “near the top of the list” according to the Drudge Report, it would be a tactical mistake to select her, Levin said.
“This is bad politics,” Levin said. “Not only will Romney be defending Bain up through the election, now he’s going to have to be defending Bush and Bush’s policies right up through the election. This is a bad idea. No offense, Condi Rice. Didn’t they say throughout the Republican primary we had to nominate Romney because he’s the only one that could win? Why am I the only one who remembers that?”
Levin suggested that instead of putting up a problematic candidate like Rice, Romney should pick a conservative with experience.
“So here we are debating Bain Capital,” he said. “And then we’ll be debating Romneycare. And if he does pick Rice, then we’ll be debating the entire George W. Bush record, which is exactly what the Bush people want. Well, it’s not what I want. Pick a damn conservative who’s managed something. You’ve got a strong bench to choose from and stop playing it safe.”
And thus far, the Romney campaign has not impressed Levin, who said it was time to take aim at Obama instead of playing defense.
“So let’s get with it,” he said. “Can’t we win this damn race? Can’t we act like we actually want to? Can’t we be confident in our conservatism? Who cares what the media think or Obama’s team thinks? Pick a conservative, run as a conservative and ram this liberal clap-trap down their throats. And just hammer them every day.”
He added that Obama’s administration lends itself perfectly to an offensive strategy.
“I don’t want to sit here defending Bain Capital, defending Bush — I want offense, offense, offense,” he said. “And we got so much to use against this president and this administration. They’re so destructive. They’re so radical. There are so many morons in this administration.”
(h/t The Right Scoop)