What major party presidential candidate of the last half-century received a smaller percentage of the popular vote than the thoroughly landslided George McGovern?
Bush got 37.45 percent of the popular vote — slightly less than George McGovern. Among major party nominees, only William Howard Taft in 1912 turned in a worse performance.
Dubya bids fair to be at the bottom of every historical evaluation ever, do he not?
The rest of that Yglesias post is pretty depressing, though.