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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A VP would not balance that ticket. It would only provide cover for a liberal.
Lets face it. We need a miracle. Without one we’re screwed.
So pray for a miracle...
And expect the worse...
When is Bristol’s reality show? Because I think it would be difficult to run for VP while your daughter is enjoying a ‘trial marriage’ on a reality show. It would be a huge distraction.
As for me (and most Conservatives), we see the writing on the wall, where the Elites on BOTH SIDES put the ones they want forward, and the dunces vote for the (D) or (R), regardless of who or what they are.
Most of the real Americans have woken up to the charade, but, unfortunately, you are draggin' ass in the (R) column.
Good luck voting for a Loser.
Fooled in 2008 by McCain-Palin. Will NEVER happen again. No. More. RINOS.
McCain back stabs Palin again!
You signed up today to lecture us with this crap?
Why couldn't she run against the existing candidates? Debate them and take the slings and arrows?
I could win the US Open if I only had to play the back nine rather than playing all eighteen with the other players.
He’s part of the two party system.
You got my vote.
McCain only said this to give FReepers a reason to talk about him.
Sarah isn't one of the "established elites" inside the Republican Party. Her greatest interests are not with party-line politics; they're with people. She took over in Alaska, for instance, and proceeded to unseat or prosecute corrupt politicians ... Murkowski's included.
What she's doing now, along with NBC and Fox News appearances, is supporting Tea Party candidates that will put her in good standing with the right kind of people.
So it is okay for me just to play the back nine if my interests are “with people”. To hell with the process if this is the way I can win with the least effort and making the most money.
I understand now. Sort of.
Sarah is a problem solving doer, not a political-process person.
I'd say that her not getting into the standard process, aka debates, was a wise decision.
We shall see.
If they want to make China happy, maybe they should pick Huntsman.
Looks like you want obama.
The field is poor, weak, and completely lacking. Just have to hope the house stays and possibly the senate becomes closer a more conservative body.
Hopefully 2016 will bare more conservative fruit.
Of course Sarah Palin is Presidential material. It looks as if you have given up already.
I’m okay with Palin as Gingrich’s VP! ;) Or Santorum.
You know, he kind of has a point.
I’ve been lurking for a while too and I seem to recall Nikki Haley as the next conservative superstar. She supports Romney in South Carolina and the next thing you know, conservatives start calling her a RINO? How in God’s name could anyone ever assume that Haley isn’t a conservative?
Same thing with John Bolton!
I’m a Newt supporter and steadily worked on his campaign here in Florida. I’ll take Santorum in a pinch. Romney? Not so much. I don’t like him or his left-leaning politics, but I worry more about an unchecked second Obama term...when he’s got an aging USSC and doesn’t have re-election to worry about!
ABO-— Anybody but Obama. I’ll gladly vote Romney over Obama if it comes to that.