Originally Posted by Axil
Enh... i think McCain was going to lose in a landslide before Palin. He threw a hail-mary, it got picked off, he still lost in a landslide. Overall i think McCain was a better candidate than Romney in '08, but i don't think any Republican was going to win after 8 years of Bush. Romney is a much better candidate this time around because he has a stronger resume concerning the economy.
I would've much preferred to see Christie or even Gingrich take the nomination. Hell my first choice would be Paul but he was entirely unelectable. Republicans went with the "safe" choice though, we will see how well it works out.
I agree. 3 major factors really, IMO
8 years of Bush
You could say age and Palin were intertwined.
Paul or Gingrich would be my first choices too.