Safire: Romney should make Petraeus his VP.

On NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday, former Nixon speechwriter and New York Times columnist William Safire provided his “office pool” predictions for who leading presidential candidates would choose as their running mate if they were to get the nomination. For former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), Safire suggested that he would pick Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq. Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2007/10/SafireRomneyPetraeus.320.240.flv]

Safire isn’t the first conservative to dream of Petraeus running for higher office.