Matt Drudge has an exclusive tip from a "top" Obama fundraiser:
OBAMA: ROMNEY WANTS VP PETRAEUS
Tue Aug 07 2012 12:01:02 ET
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.
Hmm. First, *IF* Petraeus is being vetted by Team Romney the President ought to have an inkling; I can't believe Petraeus would simply accept the VP slot and resign as CIA head with an hour's notice.
As to whether this would be a good pick by Romney, well, Petraeus is a great general and a great American, but his skills as a politican are untested. Maybe he is the next Wesley Clark, who flamed out in 2004.
I think Romney is committed dullness with VP pick; Romney's basic plan is to keep the spotlight on Obama, who will continue to shrink and wither under the bright lights. Petraeus does not advance that plan.