I disagree with everything in the article. There is no way the GOP would have elected Marco Rubio as their standard bearer. The only reason he won in Florida is because he is Cuban.
Number two, Screw Jeb Bush. It was his brother's Policies that created the mess that was handed to President Obama. So I definately reject Begala's insinuation.
Number three, The GOP of today is not the party of Lincoln. Get off that horse. It is the party of Southern Dixiecrats and state's rightists. A lot of these people are white supremacists which people like Begala seem to be apologists for. Has Begala ever had the guts to acknowledge the racist history of America, specifically the South where he hails people like Haley Barbour of Missippi. He is no different than Newt Gingrich. President Obama would have wiped the floor with him. Barbour couldn't win in any state in the North or West.
I could say more where Begala don't know what he is talking about but this is enough. President Obama won because he is a successful President. And this is the same guy that told CNN, president Obama conceded North Carolina. He didn't know what he was talking about then and he sure don't now!