Skip to comments.Endorsement of McCain alienates Palin supporters
Posted on 01/26/2010 2:17:50 PM PST by rabscuttle385
Sen. John McCain, the man who brought Sarah Palin to national prominence, is being challenged for re-election in the GOP primary by former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth. Palin recently announced that she plans to travel to Arizona to campaign on McCains behalf, but posters on her Facebook page are not at all happy with their Sarah:
Sarah, it was fun, but now you are done.
Sarah, your support of McCain shows bad judgment and brings into question the validity of your words. You can forget any political ambition if you support Amnesty which John McCain does. Conservatives dont forget.
You do know Senator McCain is a PROGRESSIVE? It is very disappointing that you are campaigning for him instead of J.D. Hayworth. McCain needs to go!
Sorry to hear that you are supporting McCain. Up to now, I thought you were part of the solution, but youve shown yourself to be part of the problem.
McCain!? Are you kidding me? Time to pick a side, Sarah Are you with the people, or against them?
I agree with those who advise you not to campaign for Senator McCain. He really doesnt represent the views of grassroot conservatives. He represents those in the GOP who have too often been willing to compromise on principle, or even worse, have failed to really understand basic conservative principles.
McCain used Palin like a cheap tool to keep from getting beat worse than Reagan did to Mondale. His staff mocked her and showed no respect. Now McCain is using her again like a cheap tool and this time she is willingly doing it under the guise of loyalty. As long as McCain is the face of the GOP, conservatives are irrelevant. Palin is playing politics and this goes against what she supposedly represents. She helps elect McCain, shes done.
I respect your loyalty to McCain, Sarah, but he really is using you. You need to do what you are obligated to do for him, and then run as far away from him as possible. Hes widely despised in the Conservative movement, and youll be hurting yourself badly with your support base if you do more than offer your token support or speak on his behalf.
McCain is not a commonsense candidate. If you support him your future as a conservative candidate is over.
Another day ~ another appeal to our girl from Wasilla: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not follow through with your plan to campaign for John McCain. In the insightful words of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman: Big mistake. Big. Huge. To do so will destroy your credibility, have your enemies carping: I told you so, and leave your fans devastated.
Thats just a small sampling of some 2,500 comments, and I have to admit to being surprised by the vehemence and near-unanimity of that sentiment. It makes me think that McCain might eventually have real trouble in the Arizona primary.
Palin has shown she is no more a conservative than McAmnesty.
Heh... they wish. The people posting on Facebook are liberal trolls. This is more of the politics of personal destruction, to create a reality that doesn’t exist.
At least she wasn't caught hiking in the Appalachians!
my father in law gave me her book to read. I’m giving it back. I don’t care to read it. I hope Jim Demint doesn’t fall on the sword.
I’m curious to see how many were trolls posting those comments. Last time I checked, her average post on Facebook receives close to a thousand comments so picking and choosing ten or so negative ones could be easy if that was your agenda.
McCain picked Palin. Why are some people so surprised that he picked someone that agreed with him on most issues?
Without McCain....Palin would be UNKNOWN! (And, with Palin, McCain will be ????? - replay Pres election 2008!) I’m not sure she’s running for ANYTHING....so keep your knickers unwound....
let’s hear what she has to say. I like a woman that is loyal. My wife is behind me even when I’m a jerk (lets me have it privately. )
That’s a tough one. Personal loyalty vs. personal beliefs. I doubt she made the choice with her future in mind and decided she owed mcCain. FWIW, she’s also backing the wrong horse in the Texas governor race. She’s back perry out of loyalty and friendship but Medina (sp?) is the real conservative and could actually win if Palin endorsed her and increased her name recognition.
I’m irritated, but willing to forgive.
Especially if McKennedy gets his RINO butt kicked out and he has go and live with his bimbo daughter.
Could be Sarah wanted to get in good with the establishment Republicans should she herself choose to run for office later.
Do you know any Palin fans who are happy that she's campaigning for McCain, particularly in a primary?
Now there's an understatement.
I dont care about any Facebook postings. If she endorses McCain she is a fake and not to be trusted, even as a dog catcher. I’m tired of conservative posers.
No one is considering the possibility of contractual obligations as well?
BTW, Medina is no Conservative, she is an open borders Libertarian at best.
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