I am going to figure this out for myself. I hope.
In 2008, 53% of the voters were meatheads. It said that about 23% of voters are liberals. That also means that they are idiots. For the liberal baby boomer, it's always 1972.
So the other 30% are what most call independents or moderates. I call them idiots too.
It was not difficult for a true independent to ascertain that Obablah would not be a good president. He had the most liberal voting record of any senator. That was enough to make anyone with common sense vote for whoever was on the other ticket considering that nothing, not one damn thing, advanced by liberals ever made our country one whit better.