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McCain On Palin: ‘She Excited Our Base’ In A Way I Couldn’t
Talking Points Memo ^ | July 31, 2013 | Catherine Thompson

Posted on 07/31/2013 8:57:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In a wide-ranging interview with The New Republic published Tuesday, Sen John McCain (R-AZ) praised former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, his running mate in the 2008 presidential race, for "exciting" the GOP base in a way the senator couldn't achieve.

Asked if it "bothered" him when people said his legacy was choosing Palin as his running mate in 2008, McCain said "no."

"We were four points down when I chose her and three points up afterwards," he told the magazine. "She held her own and, some people said, won a debate with the vice president. She did everything I ever wanted. She excited our base in a way I was unable to achieve."


TOPICS: Arizona; Campaign News; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2008; mccain; nut; palin; polls
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1 posted on 07/31/2013 8:57:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, he does excite the base with rage.


2 posted on 07/31/2013 8:59:09 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Juan, ever the exciting ‘Rat.


3 posted on 07/31/2013 8:59:44 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It isn’t easy for a “Republican” to earn the adoration of the liberal media.


4 posted on 07/31/2013 9:03:46 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain is living proof of reverse-heredity — he is becoming his daughter. Also from the story linked on Drudge right now:

“Hillary Clinton has “maybe not glamour, but certainly the aura of someone widely regarded throughout the world,” says McCain.”

And he goes on to say that 2016 is “gonna be a tough choice” (haha). No, JM, the joke is over - and you you’re it. You and your “like a son” pal, Miss Lindsay.


5 posted on 07/31/2013 9:05:51 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does he know what year it is?


6 posted on 07/31/2013 9:06:20 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

mccain stating the obvious

conservatives disapprove of bullsh*tters and approve of straight talk

Sarah ain't no bullsh*tter

7 posted on 07/31/2013 9:06:54 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MAYBE BECAUSE REPUBLICANS DON’T LIKE BEING CONSTANTLY BETRAYED! You Goof-McNuts!


8 posted on 07/31/2013 9:07:14 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She did way more then Paul Rino Ryan. When is the women hating media going after him?


9 posted on 07/31/2013 9:09:32 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Juanton never had a base to excite! Anyone voting for that ticket was voting for Palin, hoping old Pappy would croak!


10 posted on 07/31/2013 9:10:44 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All you had to do Johnny boy is come across as an American who cares about the future of America. It’s not rocket science. Stumping for Barry wasn’t a very good move either.


11 posted on 07/31/2013 9:11:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is just commie DemocRAT code for genocide.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
 
 
"Sen John McCain (R-AZ) praised former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, his running mate in the 2008 presidential race, for "exciting" the GOP base in a way the senator couldn't achieve."
 
Sure, McCrook - and you're trying to kill our nation in a way that Palin will not.
 

12 posted on 07/31/2013 9:14:35 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Brimack34

I don’t exactly see Hollywood pouring in millions to produce a film deliberately designed to smear and take down Paul Ryan. Strange, eh?


13 posted on 07/31/2013 9:15:55 PM PDT by greene66
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To the headline: McCain your base is dems/MSM and Palin’s base is conservatism.


14 posted on 07/31/2013 9:19:04 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Al his base belong to her.


15 posted on 07/31/2013 9:23:11 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Face it, Juan, she saved you from an epic defeat in all 50 states.


16 posted on 07/31/2013 9:25:26 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you can’t excite the base, you ought to leave that spot for someone else who can. This sentiment applies to ALL republican politicians.


17 posted on 07/31/2013 9:26:41 PM PDT by Frohickey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"She Excited Our Base’ In A Way I Couldn’t"

No kidding, Sherlock.

18 posted on 07/31/2013 9:40:12 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ya think.


19 posted on 07/31/2013 9:57:41 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“She excited our base in a way I couldn’t”

Interesting to me that you would admit that. Why?


20 posted on 07/31/2013 10:00:22 PM PDT by berdie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
she has excited many of us old geezers, Senator (cough cough)
21 posted on 07/31/2013 10:01:14 PM PDT by llevrok (The Constitution is not written in cursive)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
‘She Excited Our Base’ In A Way I Couldn’t

"Our" base? No, that would be HER base. Your base is the MSM.

22 posted on 07/31/2013 10:03:33 PM PDT by TChad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Hey John Migraine, you think maybe the fact you’re an idiot establishment hack has anything to do with it?”

Just sayin.....


23 posted on 07/31/2013 10:07:14 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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She excited our base in a way I was unable to achieve."

Wall Street bailouts and amnesty. What base were you playing to, Juan?

P.S. I *will* pick lettuce for $50/hour in Yuma, AZ. Please call. And soon! (The rent is due.)

24 posted on 07/31/2013 10:09:13 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As far as I’m concerned Sarah should apologize for campaigning for McCain for senator. And tell the truth about the 2008 presidential campaign.

No flames. I know she doesn’t owe me anything. But if she runs for election and wants my vote I want her to answer for putting McCain in the senate for 6 more years.


25 posted on 07/31/2013 10:27:31 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: bigbob

I wonder if McCain didn’t get “raped” in the Hanoi Hilton and that’s why he loves Graham so much.


26 posted on 07/31/2013 10:28:39 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: VerySadAmerican; onyx; Lakeshark; Bigtigermike; KC_Lion; Josh Painter; SoFloFreeper; SeekAndFind; ..
I knew (roughly) your “born on date” before I checked it. Go back to your masters and tell them it isn't working. You are NOT going to drive a wedge between us and Sarah Palin on that issue. It's been tried again-and-again by better trolls than you. If you'd been here, you'd now we've gone over this with your fellow OFA denizens, not that any of you actually cared. Begone.
27 posted on 07/31/2013 10:34:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aw, c’mon, folks! Why are we criticizing Juan McCain, leader and champion of the Vichy Republicans?


28 posted on 07/31/2013 10:34:46 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: berdie

BTW,,in case you didn’t know..I meant McCain..not you 2DV.


29 posted on 07/31/2013 10:40:23 PM PDT by berdie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...So I stabbed her in the back multiple times."

And to think how John betrayed us all, the man is lower than pond scum.

30 posted on 07/31/2013 11:05:00 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

yeah like her base is the same as his sorry ass followers.


31 posted on 08/01/2013 12:59:06 AM PDT by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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32 posted on 08/01/2013 3:42:34 AM PDT by jimjohn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s a DEMOCRAT WHACKO BIRD!


33 posted on 08/01/2013 4:53:36 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Our” base?

McCain you make a good choice.

I cannot say anything else good about anything else you’ve done.

Please retire.


34 posted on 08/01/2013 4:59:57 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain shouldn’t trust himself...nobody else does!


35 posted on 08/01/2013 5:07:04 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s because she STOOD for something, Johnnie boy. You, by contrast, will stand for ANYTHING.


36 posted on 08/01/2013 5:26:32 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At this point, the only way Juan McPain could evergize the Republican base would be to vaporlock on the floor of the Senate and assume room temperature. THAT would be his most valuable contribution to his miserable career in the Senate.
37 posted on 08/01/2013 6:27:47 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s right about that.
In 2008 I voted for Palin and whatchamacallit.


38 posted on 08/01/2013 6:33:46 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: IronJack

All the time available for a sincere sit-down with the New Republic.

What a hound for beltway media.


39 posted on 08/01/2013 6:51:40 AM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; KC_Lion; Jim Robinson; Syncro; 3D-JOY; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; ...
Sarah Palin's Awesome Ping List

NO AMNESTY!
KILL OBAMACARE!
OPEN KEYSTONE!

40 posted on 08/01/2013 10:51:24 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She was THE ONLY reason I voted at all that year, McLame


41 posted on 08/01/2013 10:55:38 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: onyx
"We were four points down when I chose her and three points up afterwards," he told the magazine.

THAT is saying ALOT, considering the albatross Sarah had with McShame.

"She held her own and...She excited our base in a way I was unable to achieve."

What about this does the GOPe not get?


42 posted on 08/01/2013 10:58:26 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I voted for Sarah Palin not Mccain.If she had not of gotten in the race I would not have voted at all.


43 posted on 08/01/2013 11:12:34 AM PDT by PLD
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44 posted on 08/01/2013 11:14:00 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: onyx




45 posted on 08/01/2013 11:16:27 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: VerySadAmerican; 2ndDivisionVet

Apologies 2ndDiv, was meant for the troll, not you...


46 posted on 08/01/2013 11:18:27 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If McCain had any principles, adhering to his oath of office, he would understand this.

It is not ‘star power’ or some mysterious “mythical power Nobama didn't have”.

And the old doddering fool will never get it.

47 posted on 08/01/2013 11:22:28 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Bikkuri

You guys be sure and get in line to buy her next book. Because you’re dreaming if you thing she’ll run for office again. But if you’re just dieing to hear her talk, just wait until mccain’s funeral. I’m sure she’ll have a lot praise for him.

One more time, lenth of time has nothing to do with anything. It would be funny if Palin signed on here under a screen name and you jumped her because she’s a “newb”. That is so childish.


48 posted on 08/01/2013 11:32:37 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She excited our base in a way

Your base, John? "Mavericks" have no base. Political traitors have no "base".

She brought her base with her.

49 posted on 08/01/2013 11:54:49 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And all that means is what, McCain?


50 posted on 08/01/2013 11:56:03 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Do clouds ever look down on us and say, "Hey, look! That one is shaped like an idiot!")
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