I think it’s time we all face up to the fact that NOBODY the GOP ran this year was going to beat Obama. Not even Hillary the Inevitable could!
Take a look at our candidate, McCain, prone to tripping those of his own party and putting “kick me” notes on their backs. At one time I thought McCain had a chance against Zer0, because he’d be likely to get moderates to vote for him. McCain wouldn’t have gotten all the votes he ended up getting if it wasn’t for Gov. Palin being on the ticket.
I've talked to plenty of ex-Giulani supporters who thought Palin was a drag on the ticket and preferred - get this - Joe Lieberman as veep. If McCain did that, he would have suffered a Barry Goldwater defeat.
The middle aged suburban independents, who McCain wanted to woo, would have ended up with Obama. Many uninformed independents vote for the more affable guy. Let's admit it, Obama is more like able than McCain.