If it wasn't for Palin, McCain would have suffered a Mondalesque wuppin'
Two things McCain could have done that would have greatly improved his chances in 2008, and I believe would have put him over the top:
1. Not hobbled Palin once he choose her. He should have let Palin be Palin and run her own campaign with her own advisors instead of shackling her with that liberal traitor Nicole Wallace.
2. Not suspended his campaign to run off to Washington to “save the country” and then end up voting for the Bush Bailout.
McCain was incredibly stupid. How he got the nomination in the first place is beyond me. But he got it, and once he did get it I believe he could have been president. But instead, with the help of Wallace and his other “advisors” he flushed it all down the toilet... and the rest is our Ignominious History.
I don’t think McCain wanted it. When he named Sarah Palin for VP; his candidacy zoomed in popularity. He seemed to then get spooked & started shooting himself in the foot - which set the stage for Obama’s big win & his “performance” in front of the crowd of worshippers. - Yeah. If not for Palin; McCain would probably go down in history as the BIGGEST LOSER in history. - Sarah clearly didn’t like losing.
She is still my favorite to right the ship if she would ever run again.