March 26th, 2010
08:10 PM ET
8 years ago

Palin rallies voters for McCain in Arizona

(CNN) - Sarah Palin spoke out Friday at a rally for Sen. John McCain, urging voters to support the senator in his re-election bid in Arizona.

The rally, in Tuscon, Arizona, was their first joint public appearance since they conceded the 2008 presidential election.

McCain faces a primary challenge from former Rep. J.D. Hayworth and has come under criticism for being too moderate on a variety of issues, including immigration. Several leading Tea Party activists in Arizona have decided not to endorse McCain or Hayworth, criticizing both of their records while serving in Congress.

The enthusiastic crowd greeted Palin with shouts of "Sarah, Sarah," as she, her husband Todd and McCain took the stage.

"Everybody here, supporting John McCain, we are all part of that Tea Party movement," Palin said. "I think he's gonna win this one."

Filed under: 2010 • Arizona • John McCain • Sarah Palin
soundoff (79 Responses)
  1. elana

    Why waste one's time on this farce??????

    March 26, 2010 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  2. Save 'em in the womb, so a "christian" holy war can send 'em to the tomb

    Geezer and Gidget, the sequel.

    March 26, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |

    At what point does John McCain becomes a negative to the political system. He has done all he can do up to this point. Honor him, then replace him with a younger up-coming prospect.
    This man has aged out. We saw it when he was running for president.

    March 26, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  4. CMG

    Congratulations John....You have taken desperation to a whole new level. She jumps around like a middle-aged cheerleader voicing nothing of any substance. She likely lost the election for you 17 months ago, and yet you think she can say your - now. Get a clue.

    March 26, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  5. Patty

    What a Farce. If this is the face of the Republican Party, then I am convinced I made the right choice in November~Go Obama for (the real ) America.

    March 26, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  6. Peter Vaguely

    A perfect sound track for this political circus would be Van Halen's "Runnin' With The Devil!"

    March 26, 2010 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  7. John

    Several leading Tea Party activists in Arizona have decided not to endorse McCain or Hayworth...

    And there is the whole story in a nutshell. Literally.

    The Tea Parrot nuts have no power to create. They can only obstruct.

    March 26, 2010 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  8. John

    John McCain really showed his bad judgement when he unleashed
    this monster Sarah Palin on this country. Now he is ONCE AGAIN
    trying to defend his incapability of making decisions, and defending her acts of evil, evident to anyone with an IQ over 10. You can call
    him a war hero if you want, but it is becoming more and more clear
    that he will give in to the enemy, as opposed to doing the right thing.

    That's not called a hero Mr. McCain.

    March 26, 2010 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  9. AF.

    Palin is so mediocre; what were happened in 1773 about John Mc-cain? Just tell me, Palin, how many grades did you skip before 12th grade?
    Why don't Mc Cain retired to spend time with his family instead of keeping a dictator seat in the senate?

    March 26, 2010 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  10. Mickey

    One inciter rallying behind another inciter...domestic terrorism at its finest!

    March 26, 2010 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  11. ED FL

    Palin just put the screws to Mccain again. I would bet the Mccain committee paid for her to come and [BOOST MCCAIN] Well she showed up and stole the show as bad as it was and showed what type of decisons Mccain makes as a sleepy old man who stands around looking lost while Palin steals the thunder. Fortunately it is before a group that is dumber than both of them,who might try to understand what motor mouth says. Nobody has figured her out yet.She babbles endlessly and not even the experts can figure out what she says or means..Hope she keeps up the chatter ,the country hasn't seen a dummy like that for so long say nothing logical.

    March 26, 2010 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  12. irene

    If they are both out campaigning for McCain,who is at home taking care for the children,especially the youngest.
    It would seem that he requires a great deal of care.
    I guess running around the nation is more important.

    March 26, 2010 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  13. Anthony

    I can see why he had her in, she worked so well for him in the past.

    March 26, 2010 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  14. Marge

    Did she skin a moose or clean it's diaper...somebody ought to follow those republicans and offer them diapers, they are messing themselves so much.

    March 26, 2010 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  15. Hali

    This woman's screeching high-pitched voice makes me shudder.

    March 26, 2010 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  16. patricia c

    Yes botoxed ,leather to tight ,did the zipper burst?

    same oh snarks ,same oh lies, same oh tired republican tea fear mongering crap. all white sterile crowd . tired jokes .

    you are wlcome to the pompous twat! did she ask for donations to her sarahpac that doesn't benefit anyone but her and her gangof thuglicans?

    March 26, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  17. David

    John and Sarah make a great team, I really do hope John wins reelection. America needs you!

    And go Sarah!! You Rule! 2012, 2012, 2012!

    March 26, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  18. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    President Obama has moved on with the business of the country and left these Republicans stuck in a time zone to nowhere. As the saying goes if you're not moving forward then you must be moving backwards. Besides that, people in Arizona can't name one thing John McCain has done for them, I lived there, visit there and nothing has changed.

    March 26, 2010 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  19. carlos

    joe the plumber has more credibility than the alaska hag

    March 26, 2010 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  20. el-lobito

    Ol' John looks pretty uncomfortable, like he's holding a cat-turd in his mouth.

    March 26, 2010 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  21. A keen observer

    Just two wingnuts palling around together, ya betcha!

    March 26, 2010 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  22. NadineCA

    At first glance I thought this was an old stock picture from 2008. What a shame Mccain has to use Palin to get enough votes. What a shame this women can't finish her term as Gov. but still seems to think she's a politian and not the reality personality she's become.

    March 26, 2010 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  23. nathan smith ga

    i would like a democrat to win this one but please people be smart vote for anyone but angry mean john mccain.

    March 26, 2010 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  24. Mark

    People just cannot get enough of Sarah Palin. Look at the size and enthusiasim of that crowd. Obama needs to watch and learn.

    March 26, 2010 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  25. Crooked Bridge

    Kill the power. I can't take it any longer.

    March 26, 2010 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
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