On a day when the Romney camp was hit with (and hit back against) the outrageous “felon” assertion, some question the timing of such an important leak.

Fortunately, that “Developing…” tease didn’t take long to develop. Drudge now reports that sources say former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is the current favorite.

So, is this news real or just a distraction from the felon story that wasn’t really a story?

https://twitter.com/DefendoLibertas/status/223565240506396673

Squirrel!

While Twitter explodes with speculation, let’s review this exclusive report. Drudge says that Romney himself has narrowed the field to “a handful” and Rice is “now near the top of the list.” Hmm, maybe we should put the siren back in the box for now.

https://twitter.com/demsRliars/status/223569947232702465

Twitchy will update the story as it develops.