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McCain: Palin would be "formidable" in 2012
CBS ^ | August 21, 2011 | Lucy Madison

Posted on 08/21/2011 9:29:16 AM PDT by GonzoII

August 21, 2011 12:11 PM

McCain: Palin would be "formidable" in 2012

By
Lucy Madison

Sen. John McCain says Sarah Palin has not solicited his advice on running for president - but he says she would make a "very formidable" challenger if she did jump into the race.

McCain, speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation," declined to say whether or not he thought Palin, his running mate in the 2008 election, should run.

"That's a decision that is so personal," he noted.

But, he said, "I think she would be very formidable."

The former presidential candidate pointed out that it was still early in the race, and that "a lot of things are going to happen" that will likely change the game.

"I remind you that in 2007 at this time, I was done, if you might recall," he told CBS' Norah O'Donnell. "My campaign was doomed. A lot of things are going to happen. I hear, for example, maybe Rudy Giuliani is going to get in the race. I think he would be very formidable."


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mcbama; mccain; mcinsane; mclame; mcstain; palin; palin2012; sarahpalin
He hasn't forgoten the crowds.
1 posted on 08/21/2011 9:29:22 AM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

His knee jerk maverick-ism leaves him incoherent.


2 posted on 08/21/2011 9:32:55 AM PDT by DManA
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To: GonzoII
Sen. John McCain says Sarah Palin has not solicited his advice on running for president - but he says she would make a "very formidable" challenger if she did jump into the race.

The KISS OF DEATH. Sorry Sarah 'Cuda!

3 posted on 08/21/2011 9:34:21 AM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: GonzoII

FUJM


4 posted on 08/21/2011 9:34:31 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: GonzoII

McRINO, please, go far, far away. You’re the reason the reason we’re in the shape we are. After locking Palin away from the campaign, you have nothing of interest to say to any Palin supporter.


5 posted on 08/21/2011 9:34:49 AM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after you vote in Perry - Tried to warn you he's a RINO.)
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To: GonzoII
Sent a chill down my spine, thought at first it read McCain/Palin would be formidable in 2012.
6 posted on 08/21/2011 9:42:11 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: GonzoII

Will he be campaigning for her as she did for him?


7 posted on 08/21/2011 9:43:28 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: GonzoII

Sarah Palin still gives the commie lib “intellectuals” and union knuckledraggers nightmares. LOL! You go Sarah!!!


8 posted on 08/21/2011 9:45:27 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: jospehm20

IMO, Sarah is all about grassroots support not political support. ‘We The People’.


9 posted on 08/21/2011 9:45:58 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: DManA

formidible applies to all Repubs running at this point...


10 posted on 08/21/2011 9:47:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: GonzoII

The blind sow found an acorn.


11 posted on 08/21/2011 9:48:52 AM PDT by null and void (Day 940 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: GonzoII

Palin would have been formidable in 2010 if she didn’t have Obummer’s lackey for a running mate!


12 posted on 08/21/2011 9:50:04 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: jospehm20

Let’s hope not.


13 posted on 08/21/2011 9:54:31 AM PDT by 38special (For real...)
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To: GonzoII

Well, he was right! He couldn’t even get a yawn in the polls until Sarah Palin energized Americans. And she is going to be quite formidable and a game changer if she runs.

And she was brilliant to marginalize this old coot with just a twinkle of support. As well as Gramnasty whom everybody just seems to ignore lately.


14 posted on 08/21/2011 10:02:54 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Sea Parrot

same here!


15 posted on 08/21/2011 10:20:53 AM PDT by GlockLady (Sarah Palin - The Antidote - Going Oval January 20, 2013!)
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To: jospehm20

sure hope not


16 posted on 08/21/2011 10:21:24 AM PDT by GlockLady (Sarah Palin - The Antidote - Going Oval January 20, 2013!)
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To: Calusa

I’m a bit confused. Are you saying people should write her off because McCain said something complimentary?


17 posted on 08/21/2011 10:29:05 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty
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Hi John. How are you? You feeling OK? Just wondering how come you thought it was a good thing to curse at Sarah Palin? Oh. You don't remember? Well that was when you said she would be “formidable”. You know what, I think you damn well need to shut your pie hole until after the election. You see, we all know you did everything you could to undercut Ms. Palin as your VP choice when we all wondered out loud why YOU shouldn't be the Number 2 on the ticket; you know, having a true conservative instead of a mealy mouthed, Commie coddler like you lead the ticket. So you are real big on acronyms being ex military and a sitting Senator and here are a couple you need to pay attention to: STFU and STFD.

Very truly not yours,
Former Republican turned Hobbit.

18 posted on 08/21/2011 10:44:21 AM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: Calusa

He’s in a bind. He’s the one who put her on his ticket so he’s stuck bringing himself into it if he says she’s not, but he is A-OK sending his wife and daughter out to trash her and her family! Not to mention when they asked him before he said he wouldn’t endorse. He’s of no importance anymore and Palin will not be silenced by him or his campaign.


19 posted on 08/21/2011 11:29:14 AM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded
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To: bgill

Why would he go far away from Palin. She’s his soul mate.


20 posted on 08/21/2011 11:31:57 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: 38special

My hope also, but he seems to like being around crowds.


21 posted on 08/21/2011 11:37:08 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: GonzoII
It looks like the RINOs are trying to split the vote. With Perry having announced, and moving into 1st place, the RINOs are suddenly trying to support the unannounced Palin. The hope is that with the conservative vote split, Romney will be back in the lead.
22 posted on 08/21/2011 11:39:20 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: GonzoII

As always... FUJM


23 posted on 08/21/2011 12:54:58 PM PDT by hattend (The SEALs got Osama. The only thing Obama killed was our childrens future - NoLibZone)
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To: GonzoII

Hey John, its them tricksy Hobbitses... very tricksy.


24 posted on 08/21/2011 12:57:09 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Spirit of Liberty; mrspeelwerneeded
Are you saying people should write her off because McCain said something complimentary?

Palin was the only ray of hope in my (political)world for all of 2008. I would love to see her elected President. I voted for McCain Palin but he's always had that pesky albatross hanging around his neck. I don't think his endorsement is a positive for anyone.

25 posted on 08/21/2011 1:05:18 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: GonzoII

Gollum McCain is going to try and interfere with Palin’s campaign..


26 posted on 08/22/2011 1:05:48 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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