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John McCain says Sarah Palin was a ‘better candidate’ than Mitt Romney for VP (Slap!)
The National Post ^ | July 17, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 07/17/2012 1:53:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Republican Senator John McCain says he chose Sarah Palin over Mitt Romney as his running mate in 2008 because she was a “better candidate,” not because of Romney’s much-discussed tax records.

The McCain presidential campaign received 20 years of Romney’s tax records, much more than what the 2012 Republican presidential nominee has revealed to date. Democrats have suggested the McCain campaign passed over Romney because they found something politically damaging.

“Of course not,” McCain told Politico when asked if the tax records hurt Romney...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Arizona; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: fumr; mccain; palin; pds; romney; sarahpalin; waronsarah
Hahahahahahaha!
1 posted on 07/17/2012 1:53:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If so, I would have hated to have seen what his staff would have done to Romney then, considering the hit job they did on Palin.


2 posted on 07/17/2012 1:55:56 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Too late to make up for all the damage you intentionally inflicted upon your own running mate, earlier... "Maverick."

[::spits::]

3 posted on 07/17/2012 1:56:40 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, duh. And, John, even thought I’m not a huge fan of Romney, he is a better presidential candidate than you.


4 posted on 07/17/2012 1:57:13 PM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mr. RomneyCARE was chosen because HE CANNOT WIN.

Gov. Palin was chosen to WIN, but was backstabbed
by Team Romney.


5 posted on 07/17/2012 2:00:00 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What did McCain say about the illegal hordes overrunning his state? Or, the Federal government attack on Sheriff Joe.
6 posted on 07/17/2012 2:01:43 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

*sigh*...

McLame, when you lose- and lose BIG time- to an idiot liberal marxist kenyan fraud with no experience and mush for brains then you should STFU- your advice is not wanted or needed.

YOU LOST!

YOU LOST EMBARASSINGLY, and saddled us with this incompetant commuist boob. $5Trillion in debt is partially YOUR FAULT too.


7 posted on 07/17/2012 2:02:14 PM PDT by Mr. K (fat-fingers+small laptop keyboard+bad eyesight=many typos)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The only good thing McCain did was to pick Sarah Palin.
A gutsy and true maverick choice.
Unfortunately he must have burned up all his remaining gumption right then and there.

8 posted on 07/17/2012 2:07:00 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He's still campaigning for Obama! Welcome to Stockholm, John!
9 posted on 07/17/2012 2:11:15 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin was a better candidate than McCain, and a thousand Willards


10 posted on 07/17/2012 2:12:22 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: DBrow
Sarah had it won

Until Mac and Bush lost it.

11 posted on 07/17/2012 2:12:34 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

and so McQueeg has his bi-annual Getting Something Right moment...


12 posted on 07/17/2012 2:14:39 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Realman30
What did McCain say about the illegal hordes overrunning his state?

"$50 to pick melons? Paco, you've got yourself a deal!"

13 posted on 07/17/2012 2:15:25 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: COBOL2Java
"$50 to pick melons? Paco, you've got yourself a deal!"

.. . "I'll give you $10 more to clean out the garage. . .Comprendo?"

14 posted on 07/17/2012 2:23:35 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: chicken head

Damn straight!


15 posted on 07/17/2012 2:31:07 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great John McCain doesn’t like Mitt!

That’s a good endorsement.


16 posted on 07/17/2012 2:32:59 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08. Right?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sen John McCain doesn’t like Mitt.


17 posted on 07/17/2012 2:33:31 PM PDT by ElPaseo
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To: Realman30
"I'll give you $10 more to clean out the garage. . .Comprendo?"

"Hey! And here's an extra $5 to not talk to Fox News, OK? He heh heh heh heh heh!"

18 posted on 07/17/2012 2:34:12 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
John McCain says...

Please, lets skip any more "McCainisms". He has already sunken into "JimmyCarterhood".

19 posted on 07/17/2012 3:32:00 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Smartest thing that dumbastard ever said.


20 posted on 07/17/2012 3:32:12 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Diogenesis

Right you are.Where do you want the pony delivered?


21 posted on 07/17/2012 3:33:31 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: scooby321

And that was by design.


22 posted on 07/17/2012 3:34:54 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: KevinB
And, John, even thought I’m not a huge fan of Romney, he is a better presidential candidate than you.

Myth is a better candidate simply by not engaging in unilateral disarmament. McCain self-destructed by deciding to go for Federal financing, figuring that since Obama had already pledged to do so, he would keep his word. Obama changed his mind, rejected Federal financing and outspent McCain 3 to 1. That translated to six points of victory margin for Obama, about $75m for each point of margin. All I can say about McCain - war hero or not - is that he was extremely stupid.

23 posted on 07/17/2012 3:40:01 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: COBOL2Java
They finally revolted, however, at being offered a pitifully inadequate $5,000 to "take care of my daughter, MeggieMac, and her 'special needs' for me... okay, amigos?"
24 posted on 07/17/2012 3:41:39 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Diogenesis
Gov. Palin was chosen to WIN, but was backstabbed by Team Romney.

I'd say it was McLame that backstabbed Palin

25 posted on 07/17/2012 3:44:26 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: YankeeReb
He was McLame, but it was Backstabber Bishop Romney
who began the assassination of the GOP ticket ... for himself
and his Obama.

FLASHBACK:

The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided …to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.

Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



26 posted on 07/17/2012 3:50:17 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Realman30
What did McCain say about the illegal hordes overrunning his state? Or, the Federal government attack on Sheriff Joe.

I'm not sure what he said recently, but judging by his past statements, I can make a pretty good guess.

http://sensico.wordpress.com/2008/08/22/video-mccain-americans-wont-pick-lettuce-for-50hr/

27 posted on 07/17/2012 3:50:36 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nobody wants to hear this, but I suspect McCain chose Palin because he did not want to be upstaged. In the American context, Romney was obviously a more accomplished man than McCain, whereas Palin was an obscure governor of a small state. When her star power threatened to put him in the shade, he had his minions cut her down to size. The problem with this strategy is that Palin’s shrinking stature with the general electorate also diminished McCain’s.


28 posted on 07/17/2012 3:50:36 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh! So now McCain is respected here?

Unless you value individual rants, this forum has lost its purpose.


29 posted on 07/17/2012 3:53:26 PM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: Zhang Fei
It didn't work. Governor Sarah Palin is a much bigger name in politics than either Senator McCain, Governor Romney or even (in some ways) Mr. Obama. That's why Mitt is struggling against a candidate that you or I could beat. I could easily raise a million or two for Gov. Palin, doing the same for Gov. Romney would be an uphill battle and Mr. Obama has to ask for money in three dollar increments!
30 posted on 07/17/2012 3:56:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This from one of the worst presidential candidates in history.


31 posted on 07/17/2012 3:59:07 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not a Romney fan, but McLame needs to STFU.


32 posted on 07/17/2012 4:00:41 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: gortklattu

33 posted on 07/17/2012 4:09:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’re about 4 years too late, Johnny.


34 posted on 07/17/2012 4:10:36 PM PDT by bgill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

From the Congressional Record:

Senator McCain on the GAO Report
On Sept. 19, 2000, Sen. McCain, speaking in opposition to the Conference Report on the 2001 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill advised the Senate of details from the GAO’s report. As recorded in the Congressional Record, Sen. McCain stated,

“The GAO now determines that $1.3 billion—and some of those I will read: $974,000 for the Utah State Olympic Public Safety Command; $5 million for the Utah Communications Agency Network; $3 million to Olympic Regional Development Authority, upgrades at Mt. Van Hoevenberg Sports Complex; $2.5 million, Salt Lake City Olympics bus facilities; $2.5 million, Salt Lake City Olympics regional park-and-ride lots; $500,000, Salt Lake City Olympics transit bus loan, and on and on; $925,000 to allow the Utah State Olympic Public Safety Command to continue to develop and support a public safety program for the 2002 Winter Olympics; $1 million for the 2002 Winter Olympics security training; $2.2 million for the Charleston Water Conservancy District, UT, to meet sewer infrastructure needs associated with the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. What the Olympic games supposedly hosted and funded by Salt Lake City, which began in corruption and bribery, has now turned into is an incredible pork-barrel project for Salt Lake City and its environs.” — Sen. John McCain in the United States Senate, Sept. 19, 2000 - [Page S8731-S8748 - Congressional Record.]


35 posted on 07/17/2012 5:30:54 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Mmogamer

Much of McCains staff were RomneyBots who were former staffers for Willard...


36 posted on 07/17/2012 5:33:56 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
[cue Peter Stormare as Wolfgang the VW engineer]

“Oh, schnapp!”

37 posted on 07/17/2012 5:41:54 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Zhang Fei
All I can say about McCain - war hero or not - is that he was extremely stupid.

McCain is not a war hero. As you say, he is stupid. He graduated eighth from the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy and was only able to get in because of who is father and grandfather were. His entire military career consisted of crashing airplanes and then, finally on the last one, getting picked up by the enemy. He's a putz whose IQ may well not extend into the third digit. How he keeps getting elected is beyond me.

38 posted on 07/17/2012 6:08:23 PM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think that at the time she was a good gamble for an old, grouchy politician who was running against a young, energetic African American with good pecs.

But McCain was doomed either way.


39 posted on 07/17/2012 7:03:44 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish Romney would select Gov Palin as his running mate as that would make a heart-beat away. With luck, she could assume the presidency during this cycle itself :-)


40 posted on 07/17/2012 8:59:45 PM PDT by SarahPalinForPresident2012 (Time to Reload)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Corruption...bribery...cronyism...

I believe, Nana, that is a preview of how Romney will operate as President.


41 posted on 07/18/2012 6:27:21 AM PDT by SatinDoll
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