My personal prediction for the 2008 election:
Rice / Mid-west V.P. defeat H. Clinton / B. Obama
Won't happen this way here's why-
1)If Hillary Clinton was to be nominated the democrats greatest losses would be in the White Men over 45 category, they traditionally get their ass kicked in that category anyway, but the Republicans nominating Condi would be her saving grace, because:
2) The White Male Southern Republican vote that is the lifeblood of the party would not vote for anyone who is-
I know this because I am from Arkansas, and have many republican acquaintances who have expressed these views. Most of these guys are still sore over the outcome of the civil war.
3)If Hillary was the nominee, it would increase both minority and women's turnout in the north for the election (due in no small part to Bill Clinton's great standing with these groups)
4) Condi could be hit hard with her negligence on the issue of hurricane Katrina, 4 days after the hurricane hit she was in New York on vacation shopping for shoes, this little venture was ended when another customer yelled at her for not doing her job. When she returned to work the following day, she discovered she was days late in responding to foreign offers for aid. This dispicable irresponsibility would provide all the ammunition the opposition needed to down Condi.
5) If Condi depressed the turnout of the White Male Southern Republican just enough to flip the vote in only 2 southern states that were close before (AR,LA,MO,NC,VA-take your pick) if you look at the vote demographics for each state, you'll realize how possible this is... that's the ballgame- Hillary wins.
The Republicans know this of course which is why they will NEVER nominate a black woman as their candidate- at least not for a long time. It's too far from the campaign to predict who will win (we have over 3 more years for Bush to further screw things up for the Republicans), but here is my predictions for the tickets
Democrat- Hillary Clinton/ Barack Obama
Republican- Rudy Guiliani/ Bill Owens (Governer Colorado)
I think the Republicans will go with Giuliani because after Bush's monumental failure with Hurricane Katrina they are going to want someone who looks like he knows how to deal when disasters strike. He will be a hard sell to their base becuase he has openly supported abortion rights and will be seen as lenient on gay marriage.
GWB has screwed forever Jeb's chances of being president.