(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.
If she's the boss now, wait til later
She wants more power for VP? Not good enough. She wants his position – ha ha ha ha ha ha
she's quite cocky for simple exceeding expectations, which were so low that it was almost impossible not to do.
Palin and the First Dude would not be welcome in those hurting towns. The Party of Wall Street has turned our heartland into a wasteland.
Don't look for a warm welcome in Ohio, either.
Forget it, lady. Just keep moving.
Wow this election is over.You could give McCain almost every toss up state and he would still lose.Congradulations Obama.And sorry Sarah and John but america say's no to rotten campaign tactics and ignorance.My friends agree that we are 6 pack Mary's and Joes and as much as we love each other we would want someone real smart to be president.The nurse will never be as good as the Doctor.And who's advice would you want in a health crisis.
So who is really waiving the white flag of surrender???
MAVERICKS ROCK !
LOVE SARAH !
What is wrong with the people in here. i've never heard such mean spirited comments. You all need to take a pill!!
Well, maybe "Todd" is an okay idea....especially if HE can pronounce Iraq, Iran, or Nuclear....... Sarah sure can't...
WHO IS THE BOSS?
SICK ANGRY OLD MAN MCSHAME OR KNOW IT ALL , VULGAR TONGUE , SARAH MC FAILING 6 DIFFERENT COLLEGES !
GO OBAMA / BIDEN
WTH HELL SHE MEAN "TODD AND I?" Oh yeah, they are reporting he sits in on all the meetings she hold in the governor's office. Tell her she is in a race where people think with their brains, we use those here in the connected states.
Why don't you and Todd go back to Alaska and answer Troopergate questions Miss Eager Beaver. Better get that wrapped up while the old man is footing the legal bills, looks like you're running out of $$$$ with a month left.
This woman is making real republicans lose their cool. She and her pansy husband "Todd" run nothing.
So Ms. Whalin is shooting off her spout again? Now, this is how stupid they think we are. He realizes now he has made ANOTHER mistake and she is pretending she is against his decision. He will now announce he is going back into Michigan because she wants it. And you want me to vote for this guy? This duo is so through. Thank God they will NO LONGER cease to exist in the political mainstream in one month.
Please, Palin...just stay out. We don't want you here.
She shows zero diplomatic ability. I can imagine what it would be like to "give a big shout out" to one of the foreign heads of state she will be working with. Or maybe she will be snarky and then wink at Iran's leader and he will bend. She is really not ready to be VP let alone right next to the Presidency. "Aw shucks".
I live in Michigan, don't bother coming out here Sarah. My mind is made up, and my vote will go to Barack Obama. Try Alaska, I'm sure they'd love to see ya.
"Palin is no longer campaigning for McCain 2008. The Palin 2012 campaign has official gotten underway today.
Never too early, I guess.
She needs to STOP!!!!!
Palin is so new, she thinks everything is easy. She does not realisze that the repubs have been running the show for 8 years and America knows only hard time except the top 5% supper rich.
The repubs are doomed this year.
Now that she thinks she has her mojo back, she's ready to start calling the shots.
I agree with Jane. They SHOULD continue to waste precious resources in Michigan, as Palin argues . . .
Has anyone ever heard Todd speak?
John McCain's has said he will never surrender and finally he has flown the white flag of surrender. such a pity, I thought John was a fighter. He has finally realized how effective running a dishonorable campaign is. If he could not resonate on the economy in Michigan, what makes him think that it will work in Pennsylvania or Ohio. John, you did your best, shameful, but your best, now its time to head back to house #4 and feed your dog "ralph."
Falin reminds me of that Margie lady in the movie "Fargo".
She also needs to buy a Breath-Rite Nasal Strip.
"me and Todd"....see Gilda Radner, SNL in the 70's as Lisa Lupner!!
Fall in line soldier, the Dear Father, said NO!
please send her back to save the day, so that she can see what a complete "bust" she really is for being on the ticket.....