Politics

Will Mitt Romney Pick Gen. David Petraeus for VP?

| by Michael Allen

The Drudge Report claims that President Obama told a wealthy fundraiser this week that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to choose Gen. David Petraeus as his vice president.

Gen. Petraeus has largely been given credit for the 'surge' in Iraq, years ago, that some claim broke the resistance of the occupied country.

Currently, Gen. Petraeus is the director of the CIA.

The Drudge Report, which previously claimed Condi Rice was at the top of Romney's VP list, writes:

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"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.

The pick could be a shrewd Romney choice. A cross-party pull. The Obama administration hailed Petraeus as one of history's greatest military strategists. Petraeus was unanimously confirmed as the Director of the CIA by the US Senate 94-0.

But Petraeus has categorically asserted that he has NO political ambitions. And Team Obama stands prepared to tie one of their own to "Bush wars." A Petraeus pick could been seen as simply shuffling the decks of power in DC.

"He's a serious man, for seriously dangerous times," notes a top Republican.