I really like Condoleeza Rice. I think that it would be great to have the first woman and the first black Vice President on the Republican ticket. However, that is not why I like Rice. I like her because she is overwhelmingly qualified for the position. Rice would represent a sort of redemption from recent times.
But there is another reason.
There is a good chance that Barack Obama is going to switch Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. We Republicans should not underestimate this move. Hillary Clinton is going to excite the Democratic base as well as drawn in independents. Hillary is not the Hillary of four years ago -- she has a lot of support. And I can't think of a better debate than one between Rice and Clinton, two former Secretaries of State. The Republican nominee (Mitt Romney) needs to make sure that he picks somebody who can go toe to toe with Clinton in a debate. Rice is an intellectual powerhouse and just the right kind of person for that job.
A Rice versus Clinton race would also give Dick Morris a chance to get partial credit for a certain book he wrote back in 2005. He doesn't get much right, so I feel a little sorry for him.