October 28th, 2008
01:15 PM ET
11 years ago

McCain: Don’t buy reports of GOP ticket friction

 McCain and Palin rallied together today in Pennsylvania.

McCain and Palin rallied together today in Pennsylvania.

HERSHEY, Pa. (CNN) – John McCain unofficially declared this fair city a diva-free zone Tuesday.

In his first joint rally with running mate Sarah Palin since tension between their aides spilled into public view, McCain opened his remarks by declaring, “By the way, when two mavericks get together, you don’t agree on everything – but that’s fun!”

McCain has previously made similar comments at rallies about how he and Palin do not agree on everything, such as drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (McCain opposes, Palin supports).
But this time the comment had particular resonance with a large crowd here in Pennsylvania, coming just days after a McCain adviser privately charged to CNN that Palin is a “diva” who’s not staying on-message, while Palin advisers fired back that McCain aides botched her rollout to the American people.


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soundoff (323 Responses)
  1. Vicky the Voter

    Funny, I went to the Palin rally today and there were signs ALREADY MADE UP with things like "John the Chocolate Maker" and "Judy the Waitress" and they were giving them out to have people hold them.

    Isn't that kind of FAKE? I mean, I KNOW Joe the Plumber isn't a licensed plumber... but how many of those other references she spoke of were fake, too?

    October 28, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  2. Jillian

    LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL......I can't stop laughing!

    October 28, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  3. Laverne

    Nice try John, it is actually worse than what is being reported. That is what happen when you don't know a person and did not vet your number 2. Besides folk from your own camp have already confessed. John McCain should go ahead and endorse Barack Obama and go into permanent retirement. We love you John, but I think you have given about all you have left to give!

    October 28, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  4. Baze

    Yeah right

    October 28, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  5. CMJ

    I don't believe for one minute that a McCain Palin administration would work smoothly, or that they would work together for the benefit of the American people.

    October 28, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  6. crownsy

    please disregard my aides! they have no idea whats going on in this campaign!

    we like it that way! keeps everyone on thier toes not knowing what anyone is doing at any given time!

    October 28, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  7. Mrs Miller

    liars

    October 28, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  8. D. Jones

    Liar, Liar pants on fire Obiden 08......

    October 28, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  9. Voted Early

    McCain opened his remarks by declaring, “By the way, when two mavericks get together, you don’t agree on everything – but that’s fun!”

    yawwwwwn..

    October 28, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  10. Republican Voting OBAMA

    This is not coming from the eletist media it is coming from your own campaign. Pleeeezzzzzzz

    October 28, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  11. RIF

    That means that there is friction considerig the fact that everything out of McCain's mouht is a lie.

    October 28, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  12. 37-year-old First Time Voter

    Yeah, he can keep covering up all he wants. Another one of his top adivers said she's a "whack job". Yeah, keep it coming....LOL

    October 28, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  13. Greed is not good

    Well I agree that the so-called friction is a bunch of hype and fabrication of the media trying to increase ratings. Palin if anything is just trying to stir the pot and get the GOP base to stay awake .

    October 28, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  14. D&D

    Remember to VOTE folks, early or on the election day, make sure you VOTE, democrates, that's the ONLY way to GO!!!

    Obama/Biden 08/12

    October 28, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  15. David

    One thing that noone ever mentions is that independent studies have shown that McCains economic plan will result in an increase in the national debt larger than Obama's, fiscal responsibility my butt. More money less value, kinda reminds one of George Bush.

    October 28, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  16. Cathy Brandes

    I absolutely believe their is friction between the two of them plus their staffs. It is obvious she is positioning herself for 2012 in the event the McCain/Palin ticket goes down to defeat.
    God help the GOP if she is the new face of the party

    October 28, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  17. Joe The Engineer

    Stop saying Maverick, i am so sick of that word. Please somebody tell him to shut up.

    October 28, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  18. LouAnn

    I don't see any mavericks on the repub ticket....I only see liars. McCain is the biggest one of all. Does he really think the public is buying all his nonsense? I for one am not.

    October 28, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  19. deb in Colo

    Funny, I'm more inclined to the McCain aid who called Pailn a "DIVA"; than I am McCain himself.

    He hasn't had control of his campaign since he picked the Diva.

    October 28, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  20. Kathy from NJ

    PA-*UCKIN-THETIC. Election Day just wont come soon enough.

    October 28, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  21. David from Kentucky

    McCain has a big dagger made out of Alaska caribou antler sticking out of his back....courtesy Sarah Palin. She is in this for herself and will thrown McCain under the bus in a heartbeat if it will give her some added mileage.

    October 28, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  22. Brian

    You'd think that a campaign that has had to spend so much time at damage control would at least be good at it by now.

    Apparently, they are not.

    October 28, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  23. nc

    So I googled "PNAC".. big deal. Joseph Biden's name is on there as well together with Mccains.. whats your point?

    October 28, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  24. JAY N.H.

    Yeah Right. Just listen to her speeches. you senator McCain are clueless, Your running mate is guilty of ABUSE OF POWER, and Joe the Plumber your newest endorsement is an idiot. We get colon powell and you get Joe the plumber. Hey Sarah do the math!

    October 28, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  25. PA Voter

    I'm voting bright and early on November 4th for Barack Obama in Pennsylvania.

    A McCain supporter is using the tag "PA Voter" on this blog. Probably isn't even from PA. Go figure.

    October 28, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
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