How the GOP threw the 2008 presidential election (sort of)

Barack Obama will soon be inaugurated as the United States’ 44th President, a feat of unparalleled significance in our history. I don’t want to take anything away from this monumental victory, but there is a reason that McCain didn’t win (and it’s not Sarah Palin). After eight years of a Republican administration that devastated so many aspects of our nation (no need to repeat the list), the GOP knew it would be a losing battle trying to put another Republican in the White House. Furthermore, why would they want to? With our economy in dire straights and a foreign policy situation long out of our control (and is tenuously looking to get worse), another Republican president in 2008 would run a tarnished administration from the start. Continue Reading