There are lots of noises that Mitt should/will pick Condi Rice for his Veep.
But he can’t. She’s pro-choice, and that automatically disqualifies her.
Mitt is already mistrusted by the base for his flip-flops on abortion. Sure, she could flip too and say she’s no longer pro-choice, but I don’t think that would fly with an already queasy and suspicious base.
Mitt’s trying to get credit for considering a woman who also happens to be African-American, without the grief he’d get from actually choosing her. Typical Mitt, looking for benefits with no costs.