Somewhere below, one of our colleagues pointed out that Romney actually got more votes in the FINAL tally then did McCain
Barack Obama Democratic 64,182,123
Mitt Romney Republican 60,067,910
Obama / Biden Democratic 69,499,428
McCain / Palin Republican 59,950,323
The first conclusion is that most of those who sat out 2008 because McCain was so bad held their noses and voted for Romney in 2012 because Obama was so bad.
The second conclusion is that the vast majority of those sufficiently stupid or corrupt or blind to vote for Obama in 2008 were still sufficiently stupid or corrupt or blind to vote for him a second time.
Neither conclusion really is any surprise at al