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. Stacie

    I'm still waiting for one single republican to denounce the horrible actions of protesters AND the member of the house of representatives for their horribly offensive name calling! They must think the N word and the F word are fine. Heck, let's all run around spitting on people we disagree with. The republicans, "the family values party", don't seem to have a problem with it. Silence equals agreement.

    March 22, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  2. Dem

    Don't lie John. You hate this idiot more than the Dems.

    March 22, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  3. James Miller

    As bad as McCain is, Hayworth is worse. The lesser of two evils.

    March 22, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  4. Grandpa & The Retard

    John McCain is clearly my choice over Hayworth. But it's time for McCain to go since he introduced us to that twit campaigning for him.

    March 22, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  5. Bubble of Sanity

    Thank you, John McCain, for making this horrible health care vote possible. Your hijacking of the Republican party and failure to inspire and challenge people killed the checks and balances. You gave up before election day, and destroyed the electoral process.

    So who cares what you "anticipate?"

    March 22, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  6. get real

    I would say it must be a slow news day, but I know differently. Seriously, CNN, we don't care. They can have tea, sing kumbaya, and make out for all I care.

    March 22, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  7. A keen observer

    Birds of a feather flock together.

    March 22, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  8. Terry From West Texas

    Sarah Palin is a pathological liar. Google "death panels."

    Sarah Palin is not very smart. She is of average intelligence at best.

    Sarah Palin is a loose cannon and she will do unpredictable things (like resigning elective office part way through her term because she can get more money that way.

    Conservatives: in the off-chance that another Conservative president will be elected, please do not choose Palin. As a good American Liberal from the FDR/Truman/LBJ stamp, I hate American Conservatism because I believe that it is systematically destroying the middle class, outsourcing our jobs, eliminating our benefits, reducing the chances that our children will be more prosperous than we were, and eliminating the chance that they will be better educated than we were. Believe me, I do not want another Reagan, Bush (the good one), or Bush (the other one) running up the deficit another $8.5 trillion dollars. But, your leaders are cunning and you obediently follow their lead. You are very good at electing not-too-smart losers to the presidency.

    Next time, please, nominate Romney, Huckabee, McCain, Gingrich, Perry, Jindahl, Abramoff, Ensign, Sanford, Larry Craig, anybody but Sarah Palin. Don't deliberately pick the most dangerous of candidates.

    March 22, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  9. No Incumbents 2010

    Palin has the charisma and charm McCain needs to maintain a heartbeat. Palin excites McCain so he will be happy to stand with her again.
    McCain/Palin is a winning team American wants to see repeated in 2012.

    March 22, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  10. CMG

    Yes, it could be interesting to put two angry people in the same room and watch the fireworks. I wouldn't go across the street to see either one of these hypocrits.

    March 22, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  11. sensible Cape Coral FL

    They deserve each other.

    March 22, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  12. Erik

    Still thinking she's actually going to help his campaign?!? Man, this old geezer is out of touch...

    March 22, 2010 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  13. Grahame Rhodes

    Sure! The senile meeting of the brainless. I leave it up to you to decide which is which.

    March 22, 2010 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  14. Bruce

    Sarah could seem magnanamous if she got on stage and revealed what a weasel McInsane is.

    March 22, 2010 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  15. Ruth

    Two of a kind. They deserve each other. Lets get them both off the front page and off CNN. Please Arizona--vote him off . I am sick of hearing his antiquated ways and lying mouth. The same goes for QUITER Palin.

    March 22, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  16. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    McCain's campaign advisors told Palin "no writing notes in your palm" and that's why she didn't like them during the campaign. McCain is sounding more and more senile, this woman ruined him and now he says she galvanized his campaigned.

    March 22, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  17. Sgt. Flagg T. McLiberty, Superpatriot

    Yes, I'm sure it will be very nice. Then he'll give her a quarter and a Werther's original and send her off before he settles in for some nice Lawrence Welk.

    March 22, 2010 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  18. Tommy P

    If she was fat and ugly she wouldnt be in the news.

    March 22, 2010 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  19. j

    Two peas in a pod... or rather two misfits, hypocrites, whatever, they belong together.

    March 22, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  20. linda

    Old man McCain, and lunatic fringe Palin: YOU LOST

    Obama WON!

    You will lose your Senate seat in November – another loss for
    the loser that you are

    March 22, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  21. zazzle.com/TheProgram

    bleh. these two are so Last Year. moving right along....

    March 22, 2010 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  22. BeverlyNC

    This picture makes McCain look like he is up to his old antics of harrassing women and have many adulterous affairs on his current wife. The McCain marriage is a sham. They don't even speak to each other. She makes sure she is where he isn't and he just uses her for money to fund his sorry campaigns.

    Who are they kidding – these two hate each other and blame the other for their huge loss in 2008. Truth is they were BOTH and still are losers.

    The Republican Party is short in intelligence and shallow in leadership, solutions, and character.

    March 22, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  23. Larry

    John, you are so full of it

    You actually can't stand the fact that she was more popular during the campaign than were you, which is a pretty sad statement in itself regarding where you stand with the majority of people in this country

    Please do this country and it's people a favor, and get out of politics

    Your every action is so transparent as to only serve your own selfish interests

    It is way past your time to go home

    March 22, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  24. Aunt Bea and Opie

    Poor little Johnny,he never got the Palin pie he thought he might get as a sidedish.She did galvanize the left also,and we thank her for that.hahaha

    March 22, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  25. Fed Up

    A distinguished senator such as John McCain needing Sarah Palin's help? How sad.

    March 22, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
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