Low, but still out of reach
Following the election in 2008, Republicans felt they were “blindsided” and maybe complacent in their efforts to keep the White House. But not to worry. Come 2012, after years of economic hardship, coupled with major attempts to make President Barack Obama look bad, the GOP was confident it would recapture its rightful place.
With four years to make the case, plus learning from previous errors, the inevitable return of a Republican president would come to pass.