“I actually have a friend who thought similarly about McCain, and so voted for Obama. A lot of good that did us all.”
Then your friend accepted the binary decision-making failure.
The bigger issue is that the GOPe has strongly supported a candidate who has routinely supported evil, is not a conservative and participates in an anti-Christian religion. Totally outside my control. I’m not completely convinced McCain would have led to a better long-term result than Zero.
When you support a candidate that supports evil, you discourage the base.
When you discourage the base, they don’t work, give or vote.
When they don’t work, give or vote, you are out of power.
When you are out of power, you sit at home more watching cable TV.
When you watch the lame programing on cable, you get depressed.
When you get depressed, you to to motivational workshops.
When you go to motivational workshops, you feel self-confident.
When you feel self-confident, you go to Vegas and bet wildly.
When you bet wildly in Vegas, you end up sleeping on a park bench.
When you sleep on a park bench, you end up selling your hair to a wig shop to get enough money to go home.
When you sell your hair to a wig shop, you look like Karl Rove...
Don’t support candidates that support evil.