March 22nd, 2010
11:41 AM ET
4 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. anotherGDlefty

    She hopes for a wonderful reunion as well with Ol' Grumpy.....once his check clears, of course..............

    March 22, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  2. theotherguy

    How much is he paying her?

    March 22, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  3. Levi Johnson

    He is in for a big surprise.

    She gave him a bj before, to make him pick her to be his vp canidate.

    But now she is the big republican star.

    So this time, Todd gets to tea bag him.

    March 22, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  4. jayindenver

    Their respectives staff, however, should be kept as far from each other as possible.

    March 22, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  5. haren

    what a loser.

    March 22, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  6. IKHAN

    What a re-union.
    One who helped shove the Iraq war down Americans' throat & the other who would surely lead this nation down the road to further disasters if we are unfortunate enough to have her as one of our leaders.
    Oh! But one more would be missing who would fit in snugly in this meeting -Joe Lieberman.

    March 22, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  7. Dawn

    Talk about birds of a "feather flock together"
    I guess McCain did not learn from the last Campaign.
    They deserve each other. It's good she will be by his side,
    it's pretty much over for him. With her there, she can drive the last nail in his coffin. I am sure she can't wait for the opportunity.

    March 22, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  8. jerseylou

    What Reunion,these two were join by the hip and came out of the same butt hole.Can't wait to see him lose for putting America through this emotional roller coaster ride with the bride of frankenstein.

    March 22, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  9. shucks

    Sarah may have galvanized the party, but she truly divided America.

    March 22, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  10. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    two airheads for the price of one

    March 22, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  11. S Callahan

    John...you are SO much a part of the current establishment....get away by yourself...and put your heart into God's hands....let him change you.

    March 22, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  12. carlos

    Sen. John McCain said Monday he is looking forward to a "very nice reunion" with his former presidential running mate, Sarah Palin,......yeah, just look at his face.......dirty old man......no todd??????

    March 22, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  13. IVOTE

    How much is this "reunion" going to cost McCain. She has been selling herself since the campaign ended. The only free from her is her unwanted and untrue tweets.

    March 22, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  14. carlos

    Hayworth all the way...........arizonans are a lot smarter now.........

    March 22, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  15. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Watch a home Arizona Diamondbacks or Arizona Cardinals game on TV and try to spot a person of color...Let McCain name three things he's done for Arizona...

    March 22, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  16. Jon

    Gross.

    March 22, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  17. WHAT???????????

    OMG...I think I am going to puke !!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 22, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  18. Emma

    McCain better seek the support of Sarah Palin or he will find himself in a retirement community in Arizona where he belongs.

    It is time for all of the old, white, southern/northern/eastern/western Representatives and Senators to retire. You know when it is time to retire because that toupee keeps getting bigger and bigger to cover the receding hairlines, Boetner, McConnell, McCain......et al.

    It is time for the old guard to move over and let the young Americans pick up the sword of justice. Perhaps we as Americans will begin to help our neighbors. Let's get rid of the word "me" and use a new word "US."

    March 22, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  19. vette gal

    John McCain says Democrats who championed the historic health care bill that passed the House haven't heard the last of the issue, predicting reprisals at the polls and in the courts.

    Interviewed Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," McCain repeated House Republican assertions that the transformative legislation amounts to a "government takeover" of health care.

    The Arizona Republican declared that Republicans "will challenge it every place we can,"

    I would rather my tax money be spent on teachers, firefighters, police, etc. than lawsuits. This is what's wrong with the republican party. They would rather spend money that should be spent somewhere else suing over what they perceive is a wrong....and this is why I won't ever vote for a republican again.

    March 22, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  20. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Which one of them hates Hispanics more?

    March 22, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  21. Don

    HMMMMMM ... I wonder if ANYONE will even take the time to notice!
    A very angry old has-been and Alaska's has-been Air Head ... it should be really exciting!!! ;-)

    March 22, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  22. Susie

    Doesn't he realize that his choice of her as his running mate, more than anything else that he has ever done, proved to his constituents that he cares less about them and the good of the country than he does about his own party and political career? John-I once respected you-now I hold you responsible for allowing the decline of American political discourse in the television/radio industries to take hold of our political system. You should be ashamed!

    March 22, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  23. badger

    John will get a chance to stare at her ass again, he still thinks she'll put him over the top. This guy keeps making the same mistakes time after time. Its time the voters of AZ send him to retirement.

    March 22, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  24. Ken in NC

    I wonder if she is giving Senator McCain a 3% discount for her assistance in this campaign. She needs to take him back to Alaska and crown him The King of Ice and encase him in a huge cube of ice and let him debate his way out of it.

    March 22, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  25. carol

    Oh, how nice the two good old mavericks together again. Both losers in every sense of the word. Mr Country First who puts his country last. Mrs Quitter who couldn't stop talking about Alaska but told them to take a hike as she was off to make big money elsewhere. Two peas in a pod and we dodged a bullet when they lost the election that's for sure!

    March 22, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
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