It's not Mitt Romney anymore. I'm rooting for Condi. Don't care about her ties to the Bush admin. Only the most hardcore lefties hate her. Republicans will be energized by this pick, and it will attract independents who are not Bush-hating Democrats.
UPDATE: The good news (coming out of the AP of all places) on Iraq will make the Rice choice easier for John McCain. Because Iraq is water under the bridge now for most people.