Jennifer, I think your posting is a very good corrective to mine. It’s certainly reasonable to examine what things could have been done better by Senator McCain and everyone else. I certainly don’t think he’s run an error-free campaign, and I’ve written on what I believe to be some of its flaws. Beyond that, there’s a reason why the GOP is in the difficult place it is, and that, too, is worth exploring.
I suspect I was oversteering a bit in reaction to some of the commentary, including by some of our fellow conservatives, who I sense are about to unleash a barrage of recriminations, most of which will be unhelpful and certainly won’t be offering commentary as fair-minded as, say, yours is/has been.
I continue to believe the financial/credit crisis was an enormously important political event, as well as an economic one, and has turned what was a very close race into a very difficult one for McCain. But your point is well-stated, and I accept it.