It makes sense that Romney would not choose a current/non-retiring Senator or Congressman. Not with the important votes coming up in a Romney Presidency. He'll need all of those current Congressmen/woman , Senators ....AND SOME.
If true, I'll bet that Rice shares that top spot with:
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell
Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty
Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal
If I were a betting man and Condi has really surfaced at the top of Romney's list, I think Bob McDonnell is probably right there with her.
Only time will tell.