Skip to comments.McCain: I think Palin should be the VP nominee
Posted on 04/04/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT by RobinMasters
Yesterday, Sarah Palin emphasized in her interview with Matt Lauer that whoever becomes the GOP nominee should not play it safe in his selection of a vice presidential running mate. She declined to answer outright whether she thinks this years VP nominee should have more experience on the national stage than she did in 2008, but she did say she thinks the presidential nominee should go rogue with his pick.
Former GOP presidential nominee John McCain backed up those statements today with this:
On CBSs This Morning, McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee, was asked whether he agreed with his former running mate that Romney should go rogue in picking a vice president.
I think it should be Sarah Palin, McCain answered, laughing. And while he did not backtrack from that statement, he did say that there was a wealth of talent in the GOP field, including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Its an interesting proposition. Shes far more seasoned than she was in 2008, with a loyal fan base that would be incredibly energized by her presence on the ticket. But would she accept? She declined to run for the presidency herself, maintaining that she can have more influence as a media presence than as an actual candidate. If she worried she wouldnt have enough influence as the presidential nominee or the president, then she surely wouldnt be satisfied with the level of influence the vice presidential nomination offers, even if it was her launching pad to the fame she now enjoys.
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And..... someone should care what McQueeg thinks, because ....... why?
Works for me.
I am still not convinced that Romney will be the nominee. Kissenger promised China that Jeb Bush would be the president in 2012.
I'd have to think on it.
Kissinger didn’t give a date he just said Jeb Bush would be the next president....
Is he even part of the RNC?
I don’t have to think about it. I saw how it played out in 08. She learned not to run second fiddle to a rino then anyways. I doubt she is willing to do it again.
nobody listens to what this crazy manchurian candidate thinks...that is why he wasn’t elected.
I hope for a brokered convention and Palin chosen as the candidate.
no one else has her conservatism.
Republican Candidates could improve their Primary vote count by campaigning with the following idea:
Due to the FHA, Fannie and Freddie Bankruptcies of September, 2008, American home owners lost 30 % of the value of their homes. That is a 30 % cut in just one month. Home values are still down 30 %.
Thus, let us cut the total compensation to all elected Federal politicians, and their staffs by 30 %, and an additional 10 % cut to elected Federal politicians each year until Federal Spending is LESS THAN the average of the previous 2 years of Federal income.
BTW, since slightly less than half of the US House, and 2/3 of the US Senate are Millionaires, it will be a great opportunity for Congress to lead by example that EVERYONE should give up their fair share of the American Dream.
What better way can there be to demonstrate that Federal politicians are on the same page as the voters?
Sarah has not declined to run for the presidency, she stepped aside. If Sarah Palin is called to be the Republican Convention nominee, she'll probably take it.
Always the bridesmaid never the bride? They need her to turn up the base for this RINO, so they can place blame again like last time.
Couldn’t imagine Palin even wanting to get near that dead weight to begin with. First thing that would happen is the Romney people would start backstabbing her and using her as a scapegoat for their own sinking campaign.
Signing on with Romney would make Palin a hypocrite. I’d lose a lot of respect for her.
At least McCain had a pro-life record.
hm.. I would vote for Romney is he picked Palin as his VP. But he will never pick Palin.
Correct. Palin said she would help any way she can.
Maybe Sarah Palin could convince Romney to change his mind on some things.
I’d rather see Sarah Palin as president but if vp is all we can get ....
Juan McCain, turned in Hanoi, says nothing anyone needs to hear.
In 2008 we had two Manchurian candidates. One took a dive, The other one is in the White House.
And don’t you ever mention Palin’s name again.
Romney will only nominate (if he is actually the nominee) some who does not over shadow him. He is not very bright so the the VP will have to be stupid.
I mean REALLY???
I think she should BE the nominee, McLame! so there!
Shut up RINO.
I think you have Romney confused with Obama. (I know; on many issues, it's easy to do.)
I like Sarah, but McCain shoud STFU. And retire while he is at it. But definitely STFU.
Might as well. Then, Willard would have a convenient scapegoat when/if they lose.
Nobody cares what you say.
She should have learned her lesson that a token VP Conservative on a loser RINO Candidate Ticket is not a good plan and will NOT gain Conservative votes. If she was the top-of-the-ticket, I could care less about the VP, but she wouldn't put a RINO there, herself.
That said, prepare for Obama for 4 more years, because the GOP-e has selected Romney-the-RINO, and he won't win in this lifetime.....he's Obama-lite.
Oh, NOW McCain begins to appreciate Sarah. Eff Off Queege, we don’t need your advice.
first sensible thing I’ve heard McCain say in years
The problem is that I do not think that even Palin can help Romney with the base. I can not vote for Romney and I am tired of the games the GOP plays with their base. When you ignore your own base for your own agenda at some point enough is enough and your voters walk.
Much as it burns me arse, I have to agree with Mclame here. Bigger question is why was he not more supportive of Sarah in 2008?
This guy’s brain is not on planet Earth.
Jindal would be by far the best choice, but he’ll never get it because he isn’t a part of the establishment and doesn’t aspire to be as evidenced by his endorsements.
Nominees don’t pick running mates who will overshadow them. There’s no way Palin will be picked.
It won’t work a second time.
Yeah, if she’d share a ticket with you she’d probably share a toothbrush with Mitt Romney.
But it won’t help him, and it might hurt her.
Come to think of it, McCain is probably mocking her. There’s bad blood between Palin and Romney people and he knows it.
They did it once, they'll do it again. Sarah is about as 'authentic' as it gets ..... I can't imagine her hooking her star to a fraud like Romney. She'll be stained with his RINO manure & it won't come off ... and of course, if Romney loses as he is likely to do, it would ALL be her fault. If she has any thought of ever running for president, she needs to stay clear of Romney. If Romney loses to Obummer, I'm for chucking the GOP-e's who keep nominating losers, can't run Congress, won't stand up to Obummer, etc. and going 3rd party with Sarah leading the troops. There will be time & there will be the anger/energy for a 3rd party if we get O for another 4 years .... the question is, will we have a country.
“Maybe Sarah Palin could convince Romney to change his mind on some things.”
Talk about an unnecessary job... Romney’s mind is like Chicago weather: if you don’t like it, wait 15 minutes and it will change.
Sorry. The Tea Party needs to head the ticket. No more back of the bus.
I viewed it as a smarmy comment also.
“I’d have to think on it.”
Our choice is Obama OR ....
Not too much to think about.
Maybe if Obama was running as a “moderate” against Kim Jong-un or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad I would give it serious consideration...
Well, she certainly has been vetted. They they would have to focus on issues, where she could shine.
I don't think accepting the VP slot is a suggestion of total agreement with the candidate. On the contrary, it gives balance to the ticket.
I would respect Palin for accepting the offer so that she can keep an eye on Romney. We need someone we can trust.
It's all a moot point anyway. Romney would NEVER pick Sarah, and I don't really believe McCain truly meant this.
“First thing that would happen is the Romney people would start backstabbing her”
Indded I can see that happening.
I got the impression last time that McCain and Obama made a deal not to hurt each other, and Obama would use his heavy artillery on Palin, not McCain. When McCain said that there was no need to fear an Obama presidency, he’d be fine, I thought I had confirmation of that. Certainly there was no battle between the two men.
And the press was getting lots of stuff about Palin that was irresistible to them, so they were kept busy researching that and not Obama.
is this some kind of late April Fools joke on McCain’s part? Hard to believe that this would come out of his mouth.
And to be sure that they get some women. The fight over the contraception has moved a number of women over to Obambi.
“On the contrary, it gives balance to the ticket.”
If the VP would actually fulfill the constitutional role of presiding over the senate, maybe there would be some balance. But when was the last time that happened?
As far as policy and implementation, the VP might as well be Mickey Mouse. Gore used the office to push his AGW scams, and Biden is a potted plant. The office of VP these days is useless.
If Romney picked the most conservative person in the USA, he might fool people on the balance issue, but that conservative would not necessarily have any influence on Romney’s plans for nationalized health care, gay marriage and radical judges.
... not falling for that trick again.
A pile of Mitt in the punchbowl plus anything else is still polluted.