No, Joe: even without the 2008 crash, McCain would not have beaten Obama

US Vice-President Joe Biden says a lot of funny things. This weekend, the ever-hilarious veep said that John McCain “probably” would have defeated Barack Obama in the 2008 election – were it not for the global financial crisis following the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy on 15 September 2008. I disagree wholeheartedly with Biden’s assertion: Barack Obama would have been in a strong position to win 2008 even without the financial collapse. [cont.]

Harry Enten, The Guardian