Tuesday, August 7, 2012
From a flash posted by Drudge Tuesday afternoon (as always, we take such reports with a large grain of salt):
President Obama whispered to a top fundraiser this week that he believes GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney wants to name Gen. David Petraeus to the VP slot!
“The president wasn’t joking,” the insider explains to the DRUDGE REPORT.
A Petraeus drama has been quietly building behind the scenes.
Romney is believed to have secretly met with the four-star general in New Hampshire.
Romney over the weekend spent some time at his summer home in Wolfeboro, N.H., where he met with senior advisers.
Petraeus, the current Central Intelligence Agency director who previously served as the top commander in Iraq and Afghanistan, has repeatedly stated that he has no aspirations to political office.
On top of that, a move by the sitting CIA director to step down from his post in a Democratic administration and join the GOP ticket would be an even more politically precarious move than Jon Huntsman’s resignation of his post as U.S. ambassador to China in the run-up to his own White House bid.