When I suggested a couple months ago that President Obama might seriously consider replacing Joe Biden as his running mate with Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice hadn't yet thrilled Romney backers with her speech on June 23 in Park City, Utah, and Ann Romney hadn't subsequently said, "We've been looking at [picking a woman], and I love that option as well." If Romney selects Rice, and Obama counters by selecting Hillary, the evening on Thursday, October 11, at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky could be the highlight of the campaign—a vice presidential debate between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice.

Or we could be watching Joe Biden debate Tim Pawlenty.

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