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. Brian NYC

    McSlain and Palin should make a porn together because that's all they have left is.. Love love love... By this weekend the whole Republican campaign will fall apart.

    October 28, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  2. Jenna

    CNN post this !!

    Obama wants to burn the plank on both ends for small business (that's the majority of companies in America).

    If you raise the min. wage and tax the business more, who suffers?
    Everyone

    Goods and services cost more.
    Small business will fail and we will import more that costs less.
    Jobs will be lost.
    Tax revenue will be lost.

    Your future will be lost.

    Do not vote for Obama, he is not for you, he is for absolute power !!!

    October 28, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  3. john

    Its pathetic. John, You are losing your dignity. Sarah...don't worry ...we hardly knew-ye anyway

    October 28, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  4. candycurlswirl

    very sick bunch, weird to the core ... any theme will do as long as theey think they can fool the american people.

    October 28, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  5. Jesse from Berlin

    You can´t even run a campaign, let alone a country...
    You failed!

    October 28, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  6. Charlie in Maine

    Yes yes I know, "the fundamentals of the campaign are sound". Phew thats a relief. "Ted Stevens has been exonerated" (Palin style) and "I am way different from that guy I voted with 90% of the time.

    October 28, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  7. tammy

    Who cares. Just the same regurgitated mumbo jumbo!

    OBAMA 08!

    October 28, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  8. MD, TX

    HERE IS A WARNING TO THE MEDIA.

    LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE JOURNALIST IN FLORIDA WHEN SHE QUESTIONED BIDEN.

    NOW IMAGINE WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU WHEN YOU QUESTION PRESIDENT OBAMA OR VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN.

    The days of the First Amendment protection are numbered.

    October 28, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  9. Cheryl in North Carolina

    I am just about sick and tired of being sick and tired of those two nuts!!

    October 28, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  10. SWR in Denver

    Enough! Here is one Republican who will vote Democratic this year. The Republcans can thank George Bush, Sarah Palin and John McCain for losing the White House!

    October 28, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  11. Steve/ Houston,TX

    If you can't get along with someone in your same party who you picked as a running mate, how can you show bi-partisanship? If you can't get your own running mate to buy into what your plans for the direction you want to see this country in, how can you get America to buy into it? McCain has failed America by his pick of someone who is so out of line on his views on issues. We cannot afford to risk America's future in the hands of this candidate. America has suffered enough!

    October 28, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  12. colleen from canada

    one has to wonder why this team has any votes. it does not matter that you have been republican all your life. how can you possibly support someone who might become president with no experience to speak of, no insight, lacks high moral values, is worse by far than bush. get a grip.....vote for intelligence for a change. we in canada are pleading with you to vote obama, trust me, you will look a whole lot better by all nations in the world. vote mccain/palin, you look like fools!!!

    October 28, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  13. MILDRED

    IT JUST GOES TO SHOW THESE TWO PEOPLE ARE LIARS!!
    OBAMA/BIDEN 08!!

    October 28, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  14. Maggie from Virginia

    McCain's entire campaign, including Palin, is a publicity stunt.

    October 28, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  15. Kelby from Houston, TX

    I promise, I won't buy the reports of GOP friction. I am going to act like the McCain Palin campaign is a well oiled machine out to destroy Barack Obama. As a result, I will continue to work in order to elect my candidate to The Office of President Of The United States...YA DIG!
    I will not let up. I will talk to my friends, I will knock on doors I will do everything I can...and I already voted. I will get everyone I know to vote. Because everything on GOP is just fine and they are out to get us

    October 28, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  16. SAME OLD STUFF

    YEAH RIGHT

    October 28, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  17. paula

    Does McCain have no control over his campaign or his advisors?? Geez.....think how he would handle being president. It would be "politics gone wild." He can't even unite his own campaign team, let alone a whole nation. C'mon.....be smart folks. Vote Obama.

    October 28, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  18. robin

    I don't suppose Mr. Obama gave Mr Biden a big Good Job this week , but we are not hearing about that . When I get angry about the childish comments I read here , I tend to snap at others . Repub's calm down , keep your faith strong . Be glad for fighting for the things worth fighting for . There is another measure of a man and popularity among those with their hands out is not an aspiration you ever had.

    October 28, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  19. No Repubs 08/2012

    Intelligent democrates/republicans/independants are against McCain/Palin.

    Continue with the false statement/comments/name calling on Obama but it ain't working......

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 28, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  20. TexicoFromMexico

    The only thing that went wrong with the roll out is that she opend her mouth in front of a camera!

    Look why has she not gone on Larry King yet? McCain proised his VP would be there! Why has she not gone on meet the press? I mean get real! Does she do any interviews? America is not falling for this.....she is a failed candidate.

    October 28, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  21. Ian Minneapolis, MN

    I'm sorry, but with a campaign this messed up, it's hard to imagine they would work well together in the white house. I'm sorry but I just don't buy it McCain/Palin.

    October 28, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  22. Not foolin' me...

    When leaks like 'If we keep talking about the economy we're going to lose...' get out you're pretty much DOOMED! Never mind the early finger pointing...

    McCain – it's no one's fault but your own!

    You sold your principles to get YOUR nomination and now there's hardly a trace of the McCain of 2000 that so many of us respected...

    October 28, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  23. C A

    Let's make another one up and call it "real". How about:

    Sarah the Moron

    October 28, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  24. Holly

    Let me get this straight, the ROC is going to donate Sarah's new clothes to her favorite consignment store in Alaska. Sarah strolls in and purchases them back for pennies on the dollar. Sounds like a typical Republican transaction to me. lol lol lol

    October 28, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  25. No Palin No Way

    Fun? Is that what Sarah told you, John? That's it's "fun"?

    October 28, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
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