Skip to comments.Huge crowds expected for McCain-Palin event
Posted on 03/23/2010 8:12:27 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Campaign staff and volunteers of Sen. John McCain and his former vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin are preparing for the pairs appearance at Mesas Dobson High School on Saturday.
A spokesman for the camp offered a bit of advice for those wanting to get in: Folks should get there early, said Brian Rogers, McCains communications director.The event is free, on a first-come, first-served basis and does not require a ticket.
Also speaking at a rally in Tucson on Friday, the appearances are McCain and Palins first ones together at a public event since their concession speech in the 2008 presidential race.
Their appearance comes just four days after President Barack Obama signed a $938 billion health care reform bill. McCain has been an outspoken critic of the bill and plans to lead an effort to repeal it.
Palin, the former governor of Alaska, is stumping for McCain. She will speak about McCains values and what she learned from him during their 2008 presidential campaign and through his battles against his own party line, Rogers said.
McCain will speak about what he appreciates in Palins leadership, and speak out against what he believes are misguided priorities in the White House including government overspending, his concerns for the 17 percent unemployment rate in Arizona and the states home foreclosure problem as 48 percent of homeowners in Arizona are under water, according to Rogers.
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This woman needs to be booed for a change in person.
ROFL!!!! That’s one hilarious pic!
J D HAYWORTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The toxic, sub-prime part of the Palin/McCain political-tranche is......McCain.
Anybody notice how enthusiasm for Sarah has fallen faster than the price of Arizona real estate since she started campaigning for McCain?
I can say she’s completely lost me with this display of loyalty to the old Washington progressive machine.
Guess I’m holding out hope now that Michelle Bachmann won’t sell us out too.
Sen. John McCain (Idiot-AZ) needs to go away. He said we have nothing to fear from Obama. He voted for illegal aliens amnesty. His family is a nattering embarrassment.
Sarah needs to watch the company she keeps - not a healthy thing to associate with McRino.
She can start out by saying uh, uh uh. I don’t know. What can she say?
whats the difference between a RINO and someone who supports a RINO ?
I am getting the feeling Sarah has decided to stay out of Presidential politics.
She seems to have moved to the lecture ciruit and now some “Alaska Reality Show”. Reality show?? sure does seem a different path than she was on last month. Making a very good living without the hassle of national politics is probably very enticing.
I hope I am wrong.
"I have to tell you, J.D. is a decent person, a person that you
do not have to be scared of as the next Senator from Arizona."
McCain will send Palin home early and she can call it clean with him and move on...
I think it’s gone beyond merely “watching the company she keeps.” She has passed the point of no return in this ridiculous support of McCain.
In before the “She owes John this” crowd.
That’s a keeper. GO JD. Sarah, we love you but you got this one bass akwards
She could begin the most electrifying political comeback in history by turning on him there and really reaming him for being a RINO sellout. FR would have the most rocking live thread in its history.
I think you’re right. She will not run for president. She will use the power of her following to be a king-maker and influence the party platform.
Just how damn much does Palin “owe” this useless old fool?
I read her book and about 1/8 of it is praise for McCain.
Unfortunate. But is she stumping for McCain, or just giving one appearance.
Both McCain and Palin took on the Republican Party. The difference, of course, is that Sarah did it from the right, and helped get rid of several corrupt RINOs. McCain always does it from the left.
Both McCain and Palin are mavericks, too. The difference is that McCain constantly veers left and works with Democrats, whereas Sarah fights the party machine and opposes corruption.
One further thing. I doubt whether Sarah will persuade any real conservatives to vote for McCain. The only result, if any, is that she may undermine her own support. She does this out of gratitude and loyalty, but I wish she had stayed clear of the primary.
Its worth noting that the last time they were on stage together they would not let her speak. Now they are begging her to speak. I think that says volumes.
Michelle Bachmann wont let you down. And yes, I have noticed a much tempered reaction toward Sarah. My own particularly. Johnny “Pepe” McCain, my friend, needs to ride off into the sunset.
...to reflect her more "nuanced" message in this unfortunate situation! ;)Let's hope that Governor Palin RAPIDLY repays her "debt of gratitude" to Senator McCain...
...and turns back from the "Dark Side" -- ASAP!
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To be supporting juan is just dumb.
Palin: be a real maverick yourself and oppose McCain.
Uh no not really. She's been kicking ass and taking names whenever I've seen her on tv the past few days.
Two public rallies, plus a dinner and photo op.
McCain-Feingold got us where we are now...hell on earth.
2006/2008 Dem Congress and Obama. Anyone who helps or votes for McCain is a fool. The seniors and babyboomers in AZ are going to get screwed SO bad by Obama. It is just starting.
McCain and Graham-nesty are Obama’s lapdogs. Palin, Mitt or Mutt, Fred, or anyone campaigning for McCain are idiots.
McCain is part of the "party machine," and yes, McCain is definitely corrupt.
Its simple math
Juan=Amnesty and collaboration.
Therefore I =/= Sarah
Can any of the Hayworth supporters address the issue that Hayworth wasn’t exactly known for saying no to earmarks was he. He was pretty much Mr, Earmarks.
And McCain was Mr. Bailout.
You are half way there. They should come to see Palin then when McCain gets up to the mike - they should walk out.
AZ baby boomers and seniors are going to get screwed SOOO badly by Obama. It is just starting and McCain’s feiend Cronyn said he does not want to repeal Obamacare. F Cronyn.
McCain is Obama’s boy. In FL we are getting rid of Crist. McCain is more evil than Crist.
I won’t vote for him this time either.
I wish she would have refused to take a position on this race, which would be a statement in itself.
There are plenty of Sarah supporters who are supporting McCain..
They are frequently seen here on Freerepublic.
The events are going to be controlled.
Michelle asked for and received Sarah's appearance at Michelle's fund raiser.
Does that mean that Michelle associates with RINO's?
You McCain people fascinate me (well, not really, but it's more polite than what I really think). You point to the tiny little period-sized spec on the sheet for the conservative candidate and expecting us to equate that with the Encyclopedia Britannica of negatives about your guy.
Not taking a position on the race is like sucking half as bad isn't it. I believe the correct thing to do is endorse JD.
So, does anybody know what politicians have endorsed JD?
Palin for Senate in 2014. She’s lining up support to be given more than freshman status when elected. Making $$ comes first and she can do it without restrictions right now.
When’s your boy Ron Paul going to appear with JD?
Amen to that!
McCain is ragging on and on about Washington, D.C., and condemning Washington as being the “problem”.
Excuse me, but he has been in Washington for decades. He is the “problem”.
Anyone who has been in Washington over 18 years needs to be retired this coming election. It is time for term limits for both parties and we do not need special legislation to do it, only the voting booths.
The “good old boy/girl network” needs to be dissolved into a fresh start for our country.
I’m hoping to hear how many showed up with JD signs - chanting Go JD!
What's certain is two scheduled public events, and one private fundraising event. All that this weekend, then we'll have to wait and see if there is more. I hope that'll be all, but Juan won't hesitate to impose on and on, as long as he thinks she helps him, and I don't know if she'll say no.
Too little too late.
Should have gone to the polls in 2008.
More evidence that Ms. Palin is an empty skirt and lightweight. McCain has a career of “turncoatism” and propping up dying democrats to make sure republicans snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The McLame campaign was personally vicious to Ms. Palin and McCain’s hag of a daughter is so radioactive I don’t know why sweet Sarah would go anywhere near either of them but for rank political posturing or just addiction to winking at adoring throngs of stock car racers and beer swilling Guinea Hen hunters. Decisions like this prove that by 2012 the incredible shrinking Marionette will be long forgotten. (But still winking and saying, “Ya know”.)
She should say that; but I was talking about her talking about McCain.