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The Only Political Analysis of the 2008 Presidential Election You Will Ever Need

The Only Political Analysis of the 2008 Presidential Election You Will Ever Need

November 6, 2008 | Permalink


Now that's one I can agree with. Good job.

Posted by: capper | Nov 6, 2008 11:16:49 PM

You actually got that backwards.. It should have been voted for obama - 10%, voted against Bush, 45%, voted for Mccain 45%

Posted by: Patch | Nov 7, 2008 7:08:23 AM

The "Voted Against McCain" slice needs to be at least half as large as "Voted Against Obama".

Posted by: thomasblair | Nov 7, 2008 8:10:37 AM

It's just like 2004. You cannot win an election by voting against the other party. You need a candidate you WANT. How did McCain get past the Republican primaries again?

Posted by: Wesley | Nov 7, 2008 12:21:27 PM

McCain go there because even though Romney was an real fiscal conservative, he wasn't Protestant and we conservatives sold our party to religious fanatics to win a few elections and lost the real republican ideals and control of our party in the process.

Posted by: Andrew Clunn | Nov 7, 2008 1:42:40 PM

What about those of us who voted against both McCain and Obama? My greatest fear was that one of those two would get elected. Unfortunately, that fear was realized.

Posted by: The Reticulator | Nov 8, 2008 9:39:15 PM

> we conservatives sold our party to religious fanatics

You are brain dead if you think "religious fanatics" have EVER been in charge of the GOP.

The only religious fanatics involved in this election are the Global Warming fanatics tied to the Dems.

Posted by: obloodyhell | Nov 11, 2008 8:02:24 PM

Actually, McCain got the nod because of utterly moronic open primaries of some of the early states. Let's make one thing clear: PARTY primaries are for the members of ONE party to select THEIR candidate (sorry for yelling, buy 4BW comments don't accept HTML). In the the open primaries--even the ones McCain won--Romney got more Republican votes, but McCain--flawed, RINO, liberal-loving McCain--got the independent and Democrat votes.

The system is horribly broken and needs to be fixed. I'd be just as happy with secret negotiations in smoke-filled rooms--at least they'd select an electable Republican.

Posted by: Sparticus | Nov 11, 2008 11:18:14 PM

McCain was a symptom not the cause.
Open your eyes please!The gradual seizing of control of the culture over the last 4 decades via the educational and mass media liberal elites has produced this debacle. Conservatives have allowed this to happen by concentrating on tactics rather than LT strategy. Now we are in the difficult situation of waiting for the Dems to blow it to get us back in the game. Hoping that the ultimate damage to the country is not fatal.

Posted by: Aurelian | Nov 12, 2008 10:44:55 AM

(Shouldn't there be a rather large slice for "voted for Palin"?)

Posted by: jaed | Nov 12, 2008 2:36:47 PM

Aurelian, that, too, is a large part of the problem.

Posted by: Sparticus | Nov 12, 2008 9:56:35 PM

It seems fractious, at best, to continue using the cliched "liberal media elite", "religious fanatics", "true conservatives", etc. etc. I think we can all agree that a system that fosters us voting AGAINST someone is a broken system. We need to "burn down the mission" to coin a phrase. I strongly recommend that we look to what draws us together so those focusng on how to fix the broken system are all on the same side. Waiting 8 years for "us to get another chance" depending on the other side to "screw up" is the same nonsense as not keeping score in T-Ball: pretending that no one is keeping score, when everyone is. There is no political solution, the facts are that we are in a dangerous world and we need to protect ourselves. We are also entrenched in cultures of entitlement and poverty that have come from half-assed, piecemeal "solutions" that have been, primarily recommended and placed to make the "other side" look bad. How long are we going to do this? We need to stop showering each other with clever innuendo and sarcastic, snotty comments; we need to stop hiding behind ennui, and DO SOMETHING. Thanks for reading! Jeff Brown

Posted by: Jeff Brown | Nov 18, 2008 8:30:36 AM

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