Good article. If the 2008 Presidential race came down to Condi Rice versus Hillary Rodham Clinton, I think that Condi would win. The Democratic Party has always took the Black Vote for granted, using charges of racism against its opponents. Rice came from a dirt-poor childhood to become well educated and never used her race as an excuse. The Democrats always call people like Clarence Thomas, Colin Powell, and Condi Rice "Uncle Toms" because they are successfully without them. I think that a Presidential bid by Rice would split the Black Vote, easily beating Clinton.