I know there is already a post or 2 on here about it I just had to put in my 2 cents. Here are the reasons I think he lost: 1. He is a republican...it is a bad time in this country for anyone to say they are a republican thanks to 8 years of Dubya he has tainted the GOP 2. He went from being the maverick he once was to towing the GOP line lock step with Bush and the neocons 3. He promised a clean campaign at the start with no dirty politics then turned his campaign into the dirtiest most negative in recent memory including hiring some of the same people that worked on Bushs campaigns and smeared him in 2000 4. he flip flopped worse thhan people say Kerry and Clinton did combined! and his crazy antics such as his freaky face gestures at the debates and his silly stunt of "suspending" his campaign to "rush" back to washington during the start of the economic crisis turned ALOT of people off and showed him as very unstable. thats just a few of the things I think killed him...again just my 2 cents worth.