Well, the Democrats will be making history with either a black or female candidate? How do you go one better? Well, you put a black woman with formidable foreign policy experience on your ticket. There's quite a bit chatter about the possibility of Condi Rice balancing John McCain's ticket. It's seductive.
The main problem? The election becomes about Iraq and US foreign policy. Oh, and there's the small matter of the fact that's she's as tied to George W Bush as it's possible to be without being the man himself. Also, John McCain's weakness is not exactly foreign policy expertise. It's economics. Depite his warm words for Ms Rice, this one should be treated with some scepticism as it just doesn't seem to stack up unless we're only looking at things through that racial/ gender prism which occasionally obscures our view in this remarkable election.