Anti-abortion groups are up in arms and other conservatives less sure on what to think about the latest tizzy in the Republican presidential campaign -- Condoleezza Rice for vice president.
The former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice says she doesn't support outlawing abortion.
Reports that Mitt Romney is considering Rice as his running mate may have been designed to test reactions on the right—and those reactions were varied.
The furor, stirred up primarily by an item posted on the Drudge Report website late Thursday, opened a window on the Washington hothouse of rumors surrounding what has been a closely held secret.
"It will deactivate the base,'' said Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, part of the Southern Baptist Convention. "It will turn some serious contributors and activists into just voters, and some voters into fishermen.''
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