We Republicans blew it in 2008.
We let non-Republicans vote in too many primaries, and the result was a nominee who was a RINKO (Republican in name kind-of) on a good day, and a RINO (Republican in name only) on a bad day.
Mitt Romney's op-ed piece in todays New York Times, Let Detroit Go Bankrupt, shows that of all the 2008 Presidential candidates, including the eventual winner, he was the candidate best prepared to handle our current economic crisis.
There's always 2012.
Come on, Mitt, run again !