Why don't we all crush these candidates and get behind John McCain again? /s
IDIOT! McCain is a hot-headed (fill in the blank); we need the steady hand and cool head of BOB DOLE! ;-')
Don't you just love the vetting process in the run-up to next years primaries?! I sure do. I learn much more this way. But hang in there, the ride will get much more bumpy by next year. It's where the chaff gets separated from the wheat as well as it should.
I'm glad you put the sarcasm tag on that one!
The answer to your question, though, is that if McCain (aka Obama Lite) had won he would have done a lot of the things that Obama did and would have expected the Republican Party to back him on it. The sad part of that is that Boehner and McConnell would have.
That's also why the media wants us to nominate another Obama Lite.....Mitt Romney. If there was ever a time that a solid conservative can win the presidency, it's now. If there's essentially no difference between the Republican candidate and the Democrat incumbent, we'll have a hard time giving the voting public a reason to vote for us.