After screwing up over and over again, the GOP is finally returning to being the party of Big Smarts. Floating around is the rumor (which the GOP might be using to test market the idea) the Condi Rice could be the VP on the ticket. That's the old GOP genius rising to a desperate situation.
First of all, Condi is an African-American. She could go toe-to-toe with Barack Obama. Secondly, she's a woman. That's a symbol of how progressive the GOP is.
Condi on the ticket could be the game-changer.