March 22nd, 2010
11:41 AM ET
5 years ago

McCain anticipates 'a very nice reunion' with Palin

 John McCain and Sarah Palin on election night in 2008.
John McCain and Sarah Palin on election night in 2008.

Washington (CNN) – Sen. John McCain said Monday he is looking forward to a "very nice reunion" with his former presidential running mate, Sarah Palin, when she campaigns alongside him later this week in Arizona.

Palin will join McCain at two rallies at the end of the week in Tucson and Phoenix, their first appearance together in public since the 2008 presidential race. Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth is challenging McCain in the Republican primary, a race McCain said he is not taking for granted.

McCain told C-SPAN his campaign has received an "overwhelming response of people that want to come to the rallies."

"Sarah did galvanize our party after she agreed to be my running mate, and the speech she gave at the convention," McCain said. "I am sure she will do the same thing when she comes to Arizona."

He added: "It will be a very nice reunion, to have the chance to spend some time with her, and I am very grateful that she would come to Arizona."


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soundoff (135 Responses)
  1. leaf

    McCain told C-SPAN his campaign has received an "overwhelming response of people that want to come to the rallies.,,,,,,Their coming to see Sister Sarah...not you

    March 22, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    Well McCain there goes my vote.

    March 22, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  3. Texas Jack

    Only this coming election McCain have enough sense to s tep aside and be Vice-President to PALIN. She is the only one right to lead this country back to a, "God Fearing Country".

    March 22, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  4. a little sad

    John-

    How much is she charging you?

    March 22, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  5. Steven

    Oh Boy ..... Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle dumber together again !!!!!

    March 22, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  6. Anita in Arizona

    Yes. She did galvanize your base, John. I wonder though. Have you been to the doctor to have those Palin footprints examined on your back. They look infected. You can blame your vetting skills.

    March 22, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  7. themoi

    Oh pleeez. The only reason he's trying to make nice is because he needs the votes and she draws in the sheep to the slaughter. That's the only reason.

    March 22, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  8. Bob

    A reunion from Joe the Plumber and Mickey Mouse is more like it!

    March 22, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  9. SC-Pub "no" more

    I think I am going to puke!

    March 22, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  10. Bill

    Two "birds of the same feathered mentality" nesting together.

    March 22, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
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