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Report: You betcha Sarah Palin helped John McCain in 2008, has 2016 support base

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Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Republican Party,2016 Elections,Campaigns,John McCain,Sarah Palin
It's been debated for five years, and the conventional wisdom has generally concluded that Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, hurt Sen. John McCain's chances to beat then-Sen. Barack Obama for the presidency with her outsized and controversial personality. But now a comprehensive new analysis of the so-called “Palin Effect” finds that in the final analysis, the former Alaska...