Condoleezza Rice Romney's Vice Presidential Pick?

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As the 2012 presidential campaign season intensifies, speculation continues to grow about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's choices for vice president.

So far, there have been rumblings about Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., and others.

Now, a new possibility has people talking - former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

The conservative website Drudge Report said Rice got two standing ovations at a recent gathering of hundreds of Romney supporters in Utah.

Although Rice has said that she doesn't want the job, an email she sent to supporters is fueling speculation.

"2012 is perhaps a turning point for the United States. The upcoming elections loom as one of the most important in my lifetime," she wrote.

Political analysts point out that Rice could help Romney with African American and women voters.

Earlier this month, Romney's wife Anne said her husband is open to choosing a woman.

"We've been looking at that. I'd love that option," she said.

Romney aides have not commented on the report.

Originally aired on Friday, July 13.

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