horrible choice—too tied to the president—would preclude cross over dems from voting for mccain
The operating principle here seems to be that since they have a black candidate, we need a black candidate. Sigh.
There is a lot to like about Condi, but she has no governing experience, she is pro-choice, as you say she is too closely identified with Bush, and her job performance has been less than stellar. Plus, as a hated conservative of color, "Condamnesia" (as Rev. Wright calls her) will not deliver black votes.
If she wants to get into politics, she should become pro-life, run for a lower elective office, and get some experience.