The answer of which of course im not sure.
I dont think that "being black" should be a reason to pick anyone. Atleast in and of its self.
If the person "happens to be" black - well - fine, whatever
All i know is that McCains pick, Palin, is definitely questionable in the eyes of us who dont know any better
but McCain is a senator. He's a politician. He's been one for a long time.
My guess is he has a plan.
But my second guess is this plan is contingent on many different factors.
As far as Condy Rice - my GUESS is he didnt choose her because many would perceive it as "obviously" catering to the African American crowd
since Obama is, himself, black.
But i honestly don't know.
Condy would certainly be able to boast more experience.