Gov. Sarah Palin spoke at a campaign rally in Elon, North Carolina.
Gov. Sarah Palin spoke at a campaign rally in Elon, North Carolina. Chuck Liddy / Raleigh News & Oberver / MCT
Gov. Sarah Palin spoke at a campaign rally in Elon, North Carolina. Chuck Liddy / Raleigh News & Oberver / MCT

Love her or hate her, Palin is GOP's lightning rod

October 16, 2008 5:47 PM