Juan Williams says Mitt Romney should pick former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice as his running mate.
Williams says Rice would be the first African American woman on a major party presidential ticket, but it would be wrong to think she would only appeal to minority and women voters.
She is more than that because — unlike some other prospects — her selection can never be dismissed as racial tokenism. She is an experienced political player who has scars from previous battles; former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld are still taking shots at her in their latest books.
And her expertise on foreign policy, as a former secretary of state, would compensate for Romney’s lack of international experience. As a governor and a businessman, Romney dealt almost exclusively with domestic policy.