Skip to comments.McCain: Palin was 'better candidate' than Romney
Posted on 07/17/2012 3:58:44 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
Mitt Romney's tax returns had nothing to do with Sen. John McCain's decision to choose Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008, according to the Arizona Republican, saying he chose the former Alaska governor because she was a "better candidate."
McCain received more than two decades worth of Romney's tax returns as the former Massachusetts governor was undergoing the vetting process four years ago, far more than Romney has released publicly in the 2012 campaign. Democrats have questioned whether McCain saw something untoward in those tax returns and decided to choose Palin instead.
But on Tuesday, McCain flatly rejected that assertion and grew angry at questions over his decision to choose Palin over Romney.
Asked why he chose not to go with Romney, McCain said: "Oh come on, because we thought that Sarah Palin was the better candidate. Why did we not take [Tim] Pawlenty, why did we not take any of the other 10 other people. Why didnt I? Because we had a better candidate, the same way with all the others. ... Come on, why? Thats a stupid question."
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I think a rousing “no kidding” fits right about here.
Palin was a better candidate than Mclaim!
Which goes to prove that even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
Gov. Sarah Palin would be a better candidate than McCain and Romney combined!
Sorry, Sen McCain, in all fairness Sarah Palin was not prepared for a national candidacy in 2008. In 2012 she is showing much better grasp of national issues and Romney would be smart to pick her on the ticket. There would be none of the fumbling when asked about the Bush doctrine, anymore. She is now fit and ready to be very effective against Obama-Biden.
Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the Idiots
Thank you Senator John McCain for standing up for your running mate.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!
Bingo! Much,much,much,much better!
Ya sure don’t see him being labeled a “maverick” any more, do ya.
Shut up Mccain.
Just shut up.
And go dig your fat daughter out of the mud and herd her back to the hog house.
And, by the way, thanks for purposefully throwing the election. You own much of what ails America today.
I have always thought that McClown was nothing but a closet dhimmicrat.
How the people of AZ could vote for that guy again, after his 2008 defeat, is a total mystery considering that, at one time the state produced a Goldwater.
I have found something about Sen. McCain with which I agree.
John, let’s see if Romney has any more fight in him than you do. I think he may already have you beat. I used to scream at the TV during those pitiful debates and wonder what you were on that made you smile and ignore every attack obama aimed at you. And when he said something that was wrong, you just smiled and ignored it.
Romney will not win this election unless he teams up with Palin.
None of the conservatives want Romney, he has to pick Sarah if he expects any of them to vote for him.
An Honest to G-D Conservative VS A Milquetoast Democrat-Lite Progressive who has about as much bang as a Baking Soda Volcano.
Yeah I can see why they didn't go with "Unpopular" Sarah too!
....but you took care of that right Juan?
McCain once again made me laugh, but I don’t think that’s what he was trying to do. I like that McCain stood up for Sarah....but sheesh, do you want to back up that bus and run over Willard a few more times??
Hey...no fan of Willard. But he sure enough doesn’t need old cranky pants to imply that Willard wasn’t up to the task of being VP.
Well, actually, we all knew that part already. It’s just that McCain did NOT need to say it right now.
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