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Did John McCain compare Sarah Palin to Ronald Reagan?

I read a number of headlines that said John McCain had dared to compare Sarah Palin to President Ronald Reagan. I thought that’s quite a stretch. Reagan had an impact on this country. Whether you agreed with him or not you had to respect him as a change agent. So I listened to the clip and McCain’s answer was to a specific question. Candy Crowley asked McCain if he thought Palin was “divisive”. He then said some people felt Reagan was divisive. So this is not a direct comparision as headlines have suggested. Sometimes you simply need to hear the soundbite for yourself.