Everyone who did anything at all to make Juan McCain our nominee caused the loss of 2010. You can blather all you like about how people simply must vote for a pathetic Republican nominee, but many will not do it.
Better to work to produce a much better nominee next time, because you will not change peoples ways in this, as several elections have shown.
The key move was to institute open primaries.
And who of all the Republican possibilities could possibly have been elected last year? And don’t say Hunter because his loss would have been humiliating - I might agree with his principles but his presentation is a cure for insomnia. Sarah might have taken us over the top if she hadn’t looked like she flubbed the Couric interview and the media ...well, you know.
I was for Fred but now I’m not so sure Fred was for Fred.