Regardless we have a problem that John McCain got to be the nominee and he should have been taken out in the first debates of the primaries. If there was that much crossover then we have no chance at ever getting a good candidate elected. We have got to close the primaries if there is that much cross over going on. Not saying there was not any cross over I know there was a good bit. But he should not have be able to advance as much as he did because his own record and McCain/Feingold bill plus his relationship with Tides Foundation should have been enough to keep him out of the running. Our leadership failed us and we failed to make sure our party and party leaders were adhering to the fundamental principles of conservatism.