The lefts theme that Palin cost McCain votes is totally refuted by independent exit poll analysis by the likes of CNN. This sudden discovery that perhaps the 2008 disaster was not Palin's fault has other reasons for surfacing from the MSM then some new regard for Palin-far from it. It is being slowly puffed up so as to tie Romney to McCain along the lines of "the GOP is nominating someone who lost to the the last one they nominated, and who ran a disastrous campaign." Thus shifting the blame from Palin to McCain and his team will be part of the Dem's campaign effort.
When they start apportioning the blame to the real people responsible for it-McCain's team and "Game Change" authors the schadenfreude will be palpable.
Because it suited the MSM/left to denigrate Sarah Palin whilst she was viewed as possible threat to President Obama's re-election chances, the prevailing meme has been that it was Palin's "disastrous" selection/campaign that led to McCain's defeat.
This histrionic myth making reached its apotheosis in the Hollywood hit piece "Game Change" which followed hard on the heels of the Joe McGinnis hatchet job. The release of both were obviously timed to derail the expected Palin run for the GOP nomination. No doubt there was much cursing by various publishers and producers when Palin decided not to be a candidate.
The Game Change team relied on the McCain teams gossip and character assassination, because it suited their purpose. What it could not do forever was to destroy the obvious facts no matter how much they shrouded them in leftist malarkey.
As its most basic, the facts are that;
1. Palin lifted McCain ahead of Obama after she was named to the ticket and her convention speech
2. Palin made the obvious point that candidate Obama had little legislative experience, no business experience, no foreign affairs experience, and had associations with a number disreputable characters/a history of drug taking.
3. Nobody really new anything about him, and what was allowed to escape through the "journolist" conspiracy leftist media was quickly shunted off the front page or not discussed at all. Even Jimmy Kimmel questioned this recently "how did we miss this" (in 2008 Obama's own book discussed him eating dog meat)
4. the McCain team and McCain lost the election, not Palin as this obvious comment states:
"She would have led the Republicans to victory had it not been for the September financial collapse and McCain's disastrous decision to suspend his campaign so that he could vote for the TARP bailout in Washington."
Here is an analysis from the commentator ZH100 at Conservatives4Palin followed by the actual post 2008 analysis, which shows the positive effect Palin had on the disastrous efforts by the McCain personnel and McCain's lacklustre efforts under their guidance.
'The Truth HBO's 'Game Change' Hides: Palin Carried McCain Until He Changed the Game'
(by Joel B. Pollak)