(CNN) – The McCain campaign decided this week that the battleground state of Michigan may be out of reach for the Republican ticket this year - a move that's drawn criticism from one prominent dissenter: VP nominee Sarah Palin.
Earlier: McCain cedes Michigan to Obama
In an interview with Fox News Friday the Republican vice presidential candidate appeared to be disappointed with the decision and said she still wants to take a stab at winning the state that hasn't voted for a Republican presidential candidate in two decades.
She also said she made her disagreement known to top campaign officials:
"I fired a quick e-mail and said, 'oh, come on! Do we have to call it there?' she said. " Todd and I would [be] happy to get to Michigan and walk through those plants [with] car manufacturers.
"We'd be so happy to get to speak with the people there in Michigan, who are hurting because the economy is hurting," she added. "Whatever we can do and whatever Todd and I can do in realizing what their challenges in that state are, as we can relate to them and connect with them and promise them that we won't let them down in the administration."
Earlier: Palin calls Obama comment 'reckless,' criticizes Couric
McCain aides told CNN Thursday Michigan increasingly appeared a long shot the Arizona senator and the campaign had decided to divert its resources there to other key battleground states. The latest CNN poll of polls in Michigan shows Obama with an 8 point lead in the state where the nation's economic woes have hit hard.
Related: McCain dropped $2 million before pulling up Michigan stake
But Palin maintained Friday she and McCain still have a shot there.
"I want to get back to Michigan, and I want to try," she said.
YOU DEMOCRATS ARE JUST SCARED!!!!
It shows in your vicious attacks on Palin......no matter what she says or what she does.
Todd supports her........at least it's not like the Clinton's and Edward's!!!!
PALIN KICKED BUTT AND YOU"RE JUST UPSET SHE PROOFED YOU ALL WRONG!!!!
I LOVE IT!!!!!
So you're going to relate to the Joe Six-Packs? What are you going to do for them, lower taxes on rich people? That's just what they need.
Get used to it Failin' Palin! You will dislike many decisions from McSame before you back home to kill things.
Hope he didn't promise you anything while you were here, hope the deposit on your new mansion is refundable.
McSame needs to focus on the 2 or 3 states he can actually win. CYA!!!
She is a joke!!!!
Wow, a lot of people really have blinders on. I think it's good that Palin calls out McCain on decisions like this. Remember, no one person is always right and last thing you need are staff and supporters that blindly follow like lemmings.
Wow she never seems to fail me in her performances...she is something special. Proximity to Russia is my favorite one, nothing touches that one. This one is good though. "Awe, COME ON JOHN!" lol
Mcsam is too old.. and he is now, probably already, overworked ....
Um, is Todd Palin running for office, too? I seem to have missed that news item...methinks that Caribou Barbie needs a handler to keep her in check...
Sarah, I guess you are truly an unimportant, "pretty" appendage in your running mate's eyes. You are not viewed as strategic or having an opinion that matters in your own campaign. Methinks this is a foretaste, if, God forbid, you end up winning.
Please leave us alone in Michigan! We've been inundated with ads from both sides, and I'm glad they're looking to take a break. And I have no idea how Palin thinks she knows more about Michigan voters than McCain. Disclosure: I'm an Obama fan, and am a student not affected by Michigan's auto economy (at the moment).
Off topic: Why does my Firefox spell check recognize McCain and not Obama?
Wow...amazing what a little confidence can do. She still failed miserably in the debate, but I digress...
So now Todd is in the picture? What the heck does he have to do with anything? Is he some kind of shadow governor or something? That arrangement would make me really nervous...the spouse advising the vice president. If I was a Republican, I'd be pretty upset about this. And the subordination as well.
I can't wait till this hag is long gone.... i have lost all respect for the GOP and this trashy lady...
I never seen a VP candidate that shows weakness especially when she change the subject on the debate & wants to talk about energy.
Palin disagrees with McCain's Michigan decision
Palin and McCain just doesn't get it. They are two of the most out of touch people that appears lost in a maze in this entire beloved country, yet confesses so immensely that they are a duo of concerned mavericks for the people. I am sick and tired of this day after day after day circus that these two candidates are warranting America. They need to step aside and let the real mccoy Obama/Biden continue to address the American people's real interests and concerns. We are looking forward to Obama/Biden to restore our country's democracy and the American dream. Happy hour is over, we are ready to roll. Hola Obama/Biden. Hasta manana McCain/Palin...or should I say bon voyage you two.
McCain is a moron
Palin is pathetic
put them together you get a pathetic moron
or something moronically pathetic.
She wants to get known in Mich. because she wants to run next time.
MCSame is too old, he is already overworked..
mccain cant even control his pitbull! is sarah the new shot caller?
maybe she needs a shock collar! repubs better get thier acts together or the slip in the poles is going to turn into a crash.
it's john's campaign! mind ur own bizness sarah!
Since when is Todd running for office?
Why aren't the children in school?
From how she has treated her family onstage, she must truly be "country first." (snicker) When she actually touches her four month old child, awake at 10:30 PM, bouncing around onstage, amidst the chaos and confusion, she starts giving it CPR, banging the poor thing on the back! The poor thing didn't just eat, or maybe from one of her lactating children, too rough!!!
she had the questions before the debate. or a secret ear piece on lol.
Internal Republican mix-up? Didn't consult with the potential VP?
Could it be, they just don't feel she is qualified? Joe-six-pack, hockey mom, not worthy to be consulted? I'm shocked!
How will Senator McCain handle his out-of-control charge?
Why does not giving up on a whole state make Palin "power-hungry"?
And just because the DNC gave Obama some stolen votes during the primaries doesn't mean he's got the state locked up. A difference of 9 points is pretty pathetic when the current Republican administration is so disliked...shouldn't Obama/Biden be ahead by like 30-40 points?!!
Clinton wasn't a quitter...and it seems that neither is Palin...