If John McCain had been elected in 2008, our President would be Sarah Palin.
There is no way that McCain could have, even superficially, endured that demands of the Presidency. His physical and psychological limitations would have caused some kind of collapse of his ability to stay in office. His vice-President would have gone into the White House.
Sarah Palin as President would have made the Mad-Hatter’s Tea Party seem like a silent-meditation retreat.
That was one bullet we dodged.,