How did we get this? Remember McCain was selected by Democrats who crossed over during early primaries to vote for him. The media also pumped him up while denigrating the others. He thought he could get the moderate voters, but they fell more for the $600 million ad blitz by BHO. A bright spot is to look at a county by county map of US and see that most of the country voted for McCain. (unfortunately, they didn't find many Republicans to put into Congrss) It was the more populated counties that turned the election for BHO.