If we take a look at the Florida exit polls, we see that Romney handily defeated McCain 35% to 31% among GOP voters who have a positive opinion of the Bush Presidency. But McCain crushed Romney 2-1 among those voters who are not satisfied with the Presidency of George W. Bush. This huge negative on Bush vote provided McCain with his comfortable victory margin over Romney in Florida.
Swell, but, why? How does McCain differ from Bush on the big issues like invading the world and inviting the world? Hasn't the Bush White House been more or less favoring McCain for the nomination for the last year or so? Will McCain, who finished 894th out of 899 at the Naval Academy and who lost five jets, return competence to the White House?