mystic wrote:I'm sure the democrats would love to see Cheney's face and hear his voice into the next election cycle next year
And well into several election cycles after that.
There are people in their late teens that voted for the first time. A very, very large number of them voted against
Bush more so then they did for
Obama. A lot of them never even bothered to find out what McCain stood for.
Bush was such a polarizing factor that many of these young votes will vote against any and all Republicans for the next 60 years.
However, the perceived over whelming landslide, as lopsided as it was, was not near as drastic as the reports keep making them out to be.
The popular vote was Obama: 66,700,243 votes – 52.7% and McCain: 58,227,836 – 46.0% . A 6.7% margin of victory.
Of course the electoral collage tally distorts the outcome even further.
Recently we hear that only 26% of the people polled admit to being a Republican. That hardly comes to any surprise to any of us that has a lot of experience in polling. As an example, right after Bill Clinton wad caught with Monica you couldn't find anyone that voted for him.
All that said, the two things that have done the most damage to the Republican Party are not Bush and Cheney. They are gay-rights and abortion.