Oh, there's no question it would have impacted [the race[. I think John McCain would not have won this primary if there's
any evidence whatsoever that surfaces that these stories are true...
McCain's lawyers went into the New York Times and said do not touch
this story. Do not move on this story. And there's no question this was
beneficial to McCain to hold the story. No question. His nomination was
very much threatened by this story if it broke too early. So what they
did was hurt the Republican Party by not allowing this to be aired
properly at the time they received this information.