If you ask me, the Republicans intended to throw this last Presidential election. Are you kidding?! They didn't want their names on the effed up mess left behind by the last eight years of the worst president in history to date. Oh yea, and I do mean they threw this past election with choosing the crypt keeper and then his choosing Sarah Palin. How convinent to let the Dems "hold it" for at least 4 years to maximize an assault on them. It fits right into their chickenhawk mentality. Of course they will take credit for any gains!