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John McCain: Choosing Sarah Palin was the 'best decision I ever made'
The State Column ^ | January 12, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 01/12/2012 9:15:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Arizona U.S. Senator and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain reflected on his 2008 campaign earlier this week, saying choosing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has his running mate was “the best decision” he has ever made.

Mr. McCain made the comment during an appearance on Fox News, where he also took time to promote his 2008 rival, Mitt Romney, whose Republican presidential candidacy he endorsed last week, after Mr. Romney won the Iowa caucus by eight votes.

The Arizona Republican has previously said he stands by his decision to choose Ms. Palin as the Republican presidential candidate for vice president in 2008. A number of Republicans have criticized Mr. McCain’s decision, saying his campaign failed to research Ms. Palin’s past political positions, adding that the Alaska Republican’s unpopularity among liberal conservatives doomed his campaign.

Ms. Palin, for her part, has spent the past several weeks offering her thoughts and opinions on the upcoming 2012 race for the Republican primary. Speaking earlier this month, Ms. Palin said she remains interested in possibly endorsing a candidate in the Republican race, however, it remains unclear whether she will back one of the candidates.

“McCain found his person much sooner than I’m able to find that person,” Ms. Palin told Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity on Wednesday. She added: “I’m still in that process with probably 70 percent of Americans trying to decide.”

The Alaska Republican, however, noted that regardless of whether she endorses a candidate for the Republican nomination, she remains committed to defeating President Obama in 2012.

“John McCain’s endorsement of Mitt Romney is a reminder that we must have as our aim defeating Obama and the socialist, big-government, job-defeating policies” of his administration, said Ms. Palin. “We still have many months to decide who can best lead us to progress this country.”


TOPICS: Alaska; Arizona; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: mccain; palin; sarahpalin
Retiring from the senate would be another. Hint, hint.
1 posted on 01/12/2012 9:15:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

THAT LYING SACK OF CRAP.... I would love to watch Palin’s face when that was read to her.... He treated her with disdain.


2 posted on 01/12/2012 9:17:30 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who cares.

The worst decision he ever made was to run for POTUS in the first place.

Sucking up to Romney even now won’t save his sorry senator ass as history is logged.


3 posted on 01/12/2012 9:20:05 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Walkingfeather

I think it’s because he knows if he picked some milquetoast he would have suffered a defeat worse than Alf Landon did.


4 posted on 01/12/2012 9:21:54 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Juan has only a few good decisions to point to.


5 posted on 01/12/2012 9:22:10 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s right. I probably would have stayed home that day and a lot of other Republicans wouldn’t have got my vote. In my case, Sarah had skirt tails.


6 posted on 01/12/2012 9:26:14 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Choosing John McCain was the worst decision Sarah ever made!


7 posted on 01/12/2012 9:27:35 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“John McCain: Choosing Sarah Palin was the ‘best decision I ever made’ “

No Juan, it was the only GOOD decision you ever made.


8 posted on 01/12/2012 9:28:01 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too late, McLame, you worthless sack of ####. You sicked your staff on her for ego reasons. P### off, loser.


9 posted on 01/12/2012 9:40:54 PM PST by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ROTFLOL Who is he kidding? He doesn’t feel that way at all.


10 posted on 01/12/2012 9:41:57 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is just kissing up to her now because he wants her to endorse Romney...


11 posted on 01/12/2012 9:49:16 PM PST by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Choosing Sarah Palin was the 'best decision I ever made'

. . . and putting a muzzle on her during the campaign was the worst decision you ever made.

12 posted on 01/12/2012 9:55:02 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Hoodat

He was winning! They had to put the kabosh on that! Mr. Obama couldn’t “make history” as a loser.


13 posted on 01/12/2012 9:57:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How can you choose the likes of Sarah Palin as your VP but endorse Romney. Wow! That’s like taking e-lax and Keopectate both in one shot glass.


14 posted on 01/12/2012 10:09:32 PM PST by tsowellfan (Video: The Real Romney (running to the left of Ted Kennedy) http://ow.ly/8rknZ)
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To: tsowellfan

Without the pressure of y’know getting elected, McCain is free to endorse whom he pleases.


15 posted on 01/12/2012 10:42:49 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We listened to the McCains in 2008.

How’d that work out for conservatives?


16 posted on 01/12/2012 11:02:53 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lying for Romney again.


17 posted on 01/12/2012 11:12:23 PM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: Walkingfeather
I think once again the old codger is lying.

To which I might add directly, to the distinguished Senator --and his lovely daughter (and perhaps there will be an "Amen Chorus" on FR for this), a most heartfelt and obligatory:


18 posted on 01/13/2012 2:28:15 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Romneybots will appear left & right on FR in the next few weeks/months. Jim/Mods, PLEASE zap 'em!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
A prediction;

A republican convention strangled by lack of agreement on a candidate. Mitt is #1 choice, but the party is so divided, there is no real consensus. Back door, smoke filled rooms, agreement is reached. Mitt steps back, Sara accepts nomination, with Mitt as VP (she has been agreeing with him a lot. Super headlines for weeks. Sara has avoided all the negative lead up press. The Mainstream media has been nice to Mitt, as he was their preferred guaranteed loser choice,. Obama can only stand by as the Republican party is united. I can go on but start thinking how this fixes many negatives?

19 posted on 01/13/2012 3:25:03 AM PST by lynn4303
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To: lynn4303

Nice thought and I would love Sarah being the nominee.

But the GOP elite machine would NEVER allow a true, Reagan conservative to become the nominee.

If there is a brokered convention, the only outsider the GOP machine would choose is Jebby the Bush.

ugh.....this is disgusting!!!!


20 posted on 01/13/2012 3:47:06 AM PST by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: Walkingfeather
I would love to watch Palin’s face when that was read to her

I think she probably knows how to read.

21 posted on 01/13/2012 3:52:37 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Funny how things work out. McCain is the worst decision she ever made. LOL


22 posted on 01/13/2012 4:00:33 AM PST by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey John, what’s that disgusting daughter of yours think of that statement?


23 posted on 01/14/2012 5:18:03 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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